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· November, 2009

Stories about Disaster from November, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Citizens’ Fury At Flood Deaths

  30 November 2009

Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was struck by heavy floods last week, and the death toll has risen to more than 100 people. Poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city works construction have been blamed, and thousands have joined a Facebook group criticising the authorities.

Bangladesh: Brahmaputra River Is Threatened

  18 November 2009

RealTime Bangladesh blog reports that a dam in Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) in China will divert 200 billion cubic meters of waters to the Yellow River. This will spell disaster for the Tibetan plateau and the lower riparian countries, India’s North East and Bangladesh as Brahmaputra river and its branches like...

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China: Drought and the Three Gorges Dam

  11 November 2009

Since September this year, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower scheme, has began a plan to raise its reservoir to its ideal height of 175 metres. In October, there has been severe drought in the provinces of Hunan and Jiangxi provinces along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Is there any co-relation between the Dam and the drought?

Timor Sea Drilling Spill

  4 November 2009

Return to Rai Ketak appeals to media, bloggers and government officials of Indonesia and East Timor to monitor and discuss the Timor Sea Drilling Spill.

Leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines

  1 November 2009

Leptospirosis outbreak was declared in several flood-affected areas of the Philippines. Health authorities claim it is one of the biggest Leptospirosis outbreaks in the world. Filipino bloggers react.

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