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

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.30.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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.

Death Toll In India, Pakistan Floods Reaches 400

AP | K.M. CHAUDHRY and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

JHANG, Pakistan (AP) — Raging monsoon floods sweeping across India and Pakistan have killed more than 440 people, authorities said Tuesday, warning ...

Monsoon Floods Kill Nearly 300 In India, Pakistan

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India ...

Monsoon Rains Kill Over 200 In India, Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as foreca...

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.

Millions Of Indian Farmers Pray For Rain

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Amarnath Sharma has waited weeks for rains to soak his parched rice paddies so he can start planting. He is one of millions of ...

Heavy Landslides Kill 8 In Nepal

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An official in Nepal says landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least eight people and two more are missing. ...

Killer Asia Floods Swallow Children

AP | By MARGIE MASON | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Thailand -- It took only a second for the murky floodwaters swamping parts of Asia to swallow Nguyen Phuoc Hien's baby. His 3-year-old daught...

Bangkok Residents Told To Prepare For Flood

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Thailand's new premier acknowledged the country's flood crisis has overwhelmed her government, pleading for mercy from the media and s...

Flood Barriers Will Determine Bangkok's Fate

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

RANGSIT, Thailand — Flood barriers protecting the Thai capital from the country's worst floodwaters in decades have been holding up so far. Com...

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 Monsoon Floods, Landslides Kill 47

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Heavy monsoon rains and landslides swept the hilly areas of northern India over the weekend, killing at least 47 people, offici...

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 ...

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.