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· February, 2012

Stories about Disaster from February, 2012

Chile: The Role of Public Libraries in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Argentina: The Sarmiento Train Crash, an Accident Waiting to Happen

Haiti: Students in Sheds

Argentina: Train Crash Leaves At Least 49 Dead, Hundreds Injured

Peru is Hit by Strong Rains

Japan: Netizens Cast Doubt on Anti-Nuclear Power Poster

On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in the history struck Japan, and the resulting tsunami irreversibly damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. An anti-nuclear power poster has triggered arguments...

Madagascar: The Aftermath of Cyclone Giovanna in Videos and Photos

Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on February 13 at 20h00 local time. The cyclone is classified as a category 4, with winds of up to 194km (120mph) ripping up trees and...

Honduras: Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

Hungary: Another Environmental Catastrophe in the Making

In October 2010, a toxic spill from a red sludge reservoir in Kolontár caused the greatest environmental disaster in Hungary's recent history. and Greenpeace are now drawing attention to...

Madagascar : Crowdsourcing Information about Cyclone Giovanna

Macedonia: Coping With Ice and Snow in Skopje

Brazil: Is the Weather Wacky?

Talking about the weather may be mere elevator chit-chat but, come rain or shine, there is no honest conversation that does not make some reference to the weather. Obviously the...

Cuba: Collapsing Capital?

Puerto Rico: Extraordinary Decisions

Sahel Region: 1.6 Million Children at Risk of Malnutrition

Cuba: Fatal Collapse in Downtown Havana Stirs Online Debate

Over the last three weeks, two buildings have collapsed in downtown Havana. Bloggers from Voces Cubanas and Havana Times saw the incidents as clear evidence of state officials' negligence of...

Bulgaria: Severe Flooding Emergency

Balkans: Online Platform Tracks Reports From Areas Hit by Record Snowfall

Since last week, the Balkans have been hit by massive snow storms, the likes of which have not been seen in over a decade, if not longer. Danica Radisic reports...

Egypt: Storify on Port Said Clashes

Cuba: Another Building Collapses

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