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5 Things To Pay Attention To During The Monsoon

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

The monsoon can bring a lot of grief with it -- especially in the case of babies and school-going children. Parenting for millennials can turn a nightmare between sick children and work schedules that simply don't let up.

11 Reasons to Visit India During Monsoon Season!

Alyssa Pinsker | Posted 08.19.2016 | Travel
Alyssa Pinsker

I love traveling in India and I chose to arrive this time during the "monsoon" season, which might sound intimidating to an American, but it is simply...

Nepalese Villagers Rebuild Their Lives, One Grain At A Time

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck a mountainous region northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal. The quake, the worst to hit the country in over 80 ...

Homeless Nepalis Sleep Outside As Fierce Monsoon Rains Approach

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

THALI, Nepal, May 19 (Reuters) - Nepali tea shop owner Phurba Sherpa has spent four nights cramped under a tarpaulin with his wife and nine others on ...

Monsoons Will Leave Nepal Stuck

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In a month's time, this country, already so desperate even before the April 25 earthquake and now facing destruction from a second major temblor, will literally be stuck as its roads become slick clay mud.

Cyclone Nilofar: Another Whirlwind of an Event to Head to Karachi's Beach?

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

As Cyclone Nilofar, a category 4 super cyclone heads towards the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Sea, Karachiites with their adventure-thrill loving practices, make way towards the extremely popular Karachi beach-front, commonly known as Sea View.

Deciphering Monsoons in a Time of Drastic Changes

Sarah Casson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Science
Sarah Casson

The increasing irregularity of monsoons affects lives around the world. We do not know how climate change will affect monsoon behavior, but the best scientific hypotheses are that we may never return to a steady, dependable monsoon. Climate change may fatally break the ancient relationship between farmer and monsoon.

Grappling With The World's Man-Made Extremes

Sarah Casson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Casson

Before arriving here, I had thought this was what monsoon season meant: constant torrential rain. Heavy rains, I imagined, had to be better for agriculture than the previous multi-year drought. But I was wrong.

World Bank's Climate Report Sees Dark Clouds Over Cambodia

Marcus Mau | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marcus Mau

Heat, constant flooding and the spread of diseases such as malaria could slow down the local development, making Cambodia one of the world's most vulnerable tourist destinations in the future.

Monsoon Magic and When It Goes Wrong: Extreme Rain Events, Floods and Water Futures

Sunita Narain | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Sunita Narain

The more we understand the monsoons of our lives, the more we will understand how to move from just unraveling nature to imitating its way and to build a way of development that is sustainable.

PHOTOS: Bangkok Braces For Floods

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are building sandbag barricades in the capital Bangkok to protect it from the worst floods in decades that have alre...

The Pakistani Media: Reporting News or Making News?

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

The rabid Pakistani media's misreporting, distortions, unattributed, and unsourced tirades about governmental instability are infectious, and could very well become self-fulfilling prophesies.

India Signals They Will Be a Dealmaker in Copenhagen & They Will Take Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If India does add concrete specifics to its environmental goals and is willing to stand behind them in a meaningful way, then India might just be helpful in getting a strong deal in Copenhagen.

India Floods: Over 280 Killed, Millions Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After more than four days of intense rainfall following a severe drought, 280 people have died and several million are homeless due to floods in south...

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts. In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and elect...

India: Monsoon Kills 240 After Drought

nytimes.com | HARI KUMAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 240 people have died, and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless in southern India after four days of heavy rainfall at the end of th...

Waiting for the Skies to Open Up

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Scorched people sought respite in the seasonal rains that cools down the earth and provides an economic stimulus, without which much of India's growth would remain stunted.