Stories about Disaster from March, 2015
The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.
A scientific publication in the Journal of Ecological Economics argues that “over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature will result in a societal collapse” if nothing is done to prevent it. Based on a mathematical model, the study explains (via The Guardian) that the convergence of ” the stretching of resources due...
Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.
"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."
Four years on, Japanese blogger Takayoshi Saito recounts how his youngest sister and her family fared in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.
Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.
The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.
Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.
Following the devastation of Pacific islands nation Vanuatu by Category 5 Cyclone Pam, John Englart (aka @Takvera) looks at links with climate change: Vanuatu has suffered its worst disaster on record with the impact of Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, with the President of Vanuatu blaming climate change for extreme...
"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”
As a subtropical/tropical island, Taiwan usually covers with wetness and green. However, last year, there were only two typhoons, the island is now facing the worst drought in a decade. Independent reporter Chu Shu Chuan reported that the storage of 12 major reservoirs is reduced to less than 50%, according...
The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.
A shooting in a restaurant in Bamako, capital city of Mali, claimed the lives of five people on Friday night, March, 6. The attack took place around midnight in a restaurant called La Terrasse in Downtown Bamako and a dozen people are seriously injured. Two suspects are in detention and...
Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.
Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.