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· October, 2013

Stories about Disaster from October, 2013

26 October 2013

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

24 October 2013

After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italy Considers Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration

The tragedy, in which 350 or so African migrants were killed, has renewed debate about illegal immigration in Italy, which is a destination for many African migrants.

23 October 2013

In Wake of Suicide Bombing Russians Question Their Security

RuNet Echo

An explosion aboard a Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) commuter bus caused a stir in Russia’s blogosphere on Monday.

20 October 2013

363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe

The shipwreck of a boat full of immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa, which caused more than 360 deaths, reopens the debate in Europe on illegal immigration.

18 October 2013

Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

PHOTOS: Hundreds Dead, Historic Churches Destroyed in Philippine Quake

"Our churches may have been destroyed but not our faith" became a popular online message in the Philippines after a strong earthquake hit the central part of the country

13 October 2013

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

11 October 2013

The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast

The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.

10 October 2013

Hungry in Haiti

4 October 2013

Protesters March Hundreds of Kilometers to Save Sundarbans from Coal Plant

The proposed coal plant would be only 14 kilometers away from the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Deadly Storms, Delayed Aid Devastate Mexico's La Montaña Indigenous

According to several reports, aid took days to arrive and has been insufficient. More than 200 communities remain isolated.

1 October 2013

Dark Humor Reigns As Russia's Winter Olympics City Floods

RuNet Echo

Sochi was hit by massive flooding last week, just as the International Olympic Committee wrapped up its final inspection visit. Videos of the storm's damage soon inundated the Russian Internet.