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· October, 2013

Stories about Disaster from October, 2013

Tipaimukh Dam -A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

  25 October 2013

The Tipaimukh Dam in the Indian state of Manipur, has been planned for flood control and hydroelectric power production. However, In Search For Greener Partures blog reports that this dam will lead to severe changes in climate condition, affecting the livelihoods of over 20 million people in the lower riparian...

Sydney Bushfires Spark Climate Change Brawl

  19 October 2013

Takver Takvera examines the devastating spring bushfires in the Australian state of New South Wales that have destroyed nearly 200 homes so far on his Climate Citizen blog: Raging Bushfires surround Sydney with early start to Fire season: Is there a link and is it appropriate to air the debate...

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Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

  18 October 2013

OpenStreetMap users volunteered their time to create a crisis map of Izu Oshima island [ja], a small island to the south of Tokyo where more than a dozen of people were killed by mudslides triggered by this week's deadly Typhoon Wipha. The red dots on the map represent reports submitted by users, which give...

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Massive Anti-Nuclear Protests Held in Tokyo

  15 October 2013

On October 13, 2013, thousands of people marched down the streets of Tokyo to protest against nuclear power. In a rally dubbed Goodbye Genpatsu [ja], Japanese people demanded the end of nuclear power plants and the use of more environmentally friendly sources of energy. Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the 1994...

Hungry in Haiti

  10 October 2013

Why – when the country has received at least one billion U.S. dollars worth of food aid between 1995 and the 2010 earthquake – is hunger on the rise? Haiti Grassroots Watch examines “complaints and rumors about the misuse, abuse, or negative effects of food aid.”

Bangladesh’s New Flood Forecasting Website Provides Useful Data

  7 October 2013

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People blog reports that Bangladesh has come up a new website containing flood forecasting and warning information available from June 2013. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre website caters some remarkable features to provide flood forecasting information to users in local language...

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Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

  7 October 2013

TPFsquare, a project by a group of volunteer professionals based in Tokyo, compiles a list of efforts to rebuild areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 into single map. The project, which is available in English, seeks to aggregate various reconstruction projects in different locations so that...

Helping Balochistan Earthquake Victims

  3 October 2013

More than 300,000 people have been affected in the recent earthquake in six districts of the Balochistan province in Pakistan. Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi provides some info on how to help the Balochistan Earthquake victims.

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