Stories about Disaster from May, 2016
‘I Do Not Want Any Children to Develop Cancer Like Me’, a Fukushima Resident Says
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
The Threat That Was Cyclone Roanu, and the ‘Success’ That Was Bangladesh's Response
"Even 10 years ago, a cyclone such as Roanu would kill hundreds, devastate thousands of lives, look how [the] situation has change[d], how the death toll has dwindled..."
Chiloé Fishermen to the World: ‘Communities Must Unite!’
Faced with environmental disaster in Chiloé, this group of small-scale fisherman organized and forced an industry and government to the negotiating table.
Andacollo, The Chilean City Surrounded by Mine Tailings
Chile, a mining country, has a large number of mine tailing deposits that are potential contamination risks.
A Japanese City Uses Frightening CGI to Teach Residents Tsunami Survival
Do you know where to run if a tsunami strikes? The city of Kamakura has created a simulation that aims to help residents answer this question.
Incessant Rain Triggers Deadly Landslides and Massive Flooding in Sri Lanka
"What a difference a day makes, from a flood selfie to mass burial of 100's in a landslide #SriLanka"
Filipino Farmers Hit by El Niño Are Protesting and Demanding Food Aid
"We can look for alternative crops to plant. But right now there is simply nothing – just hectares of dust that even weed won’t grow on."
The Oil Spill in the Adriatic Sea Is a Sneak Peek at Looming Natural Disasters
A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.
Five Things to Know About the Millions of Dead Fish Washing Up on Vietnam's Central Coast
"Clearly they don’t look at us as people, but animals. They want us to die with the fish."
Striking Google Satellite Photos Show Landslide Damage in Japan After Earthquakes
At least 49 people died in collapsed buildings and landslides, and tens of thousands more were evacuated as the result of frequent and violent aftershocks.
Animals Can't Escape Cambodia's Worst Drought in 50 Years, Either
Water shortages have been declared in 18 of Cambodian's 25 provinces, and more than 2.5 million Cambodians in 100 districts are affected by the drought.
Environmental Crisis Makes Protesters of Chilean Fisherman on Chiloé Island
The marine phenomenon known as a red tide has killed a wide range of sea species in Chiloé, costing many fishermen their livelihood. They blame the salmon industry.
How El Niño Is Affecting the Upland Areas of Myanmar
"The lake near our village dried up two months ago. Last year, we were able to use water from there until March."