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Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report

Some of the “big economies of the future” are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study published today. UK consultancy Maplecroft identified Bangladesh and India as the two countries facing the greatest risks to their populations, … Continue reading

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China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade

More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday. This year’s floods, which have caused tens of billions of … Continue reading

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Rescue teams search for China landslide victims

Rescue teams have been using heavy machinery to search for survivors after a landslide triggered by torrential rains buried a village in southern China. More than 100 people are thought to be buried underneath heaps of mud and feared dead in … Continue reading

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China flooding claims over 200 lives, dozens missing

Soldiers and rescue workers on Friday pulled stranded people out of deluged swathes of southern China inundated by 11 days of heavy rain, state media said. The rains have led to the deaths of 211 people in 10 provinces, while 119 … Continue reading

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Indians, Envious of U.S. Spill Response, Seethe Over Bhopal

The contrast between the disasters, more than a quarter-century and half a world apart, could not be starker. In 1984, a leak of toxic gas at an American company’s Indian subsidiary killed thousands, injured tens of thousands more and left a … Continue reading

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Slideshow: China devastated by floods

Army mobilised as over 130 dead and 800,000 displaced after torrential rain sees rivers swell and houses hit by landlsides http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/jun/20/china-flooding-evacuation?picture=363945761 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/20/china-devastated-floods

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Deadly flooding hits southern China

Residents in southern China are bracing themselves for more heavy rain after nearly a week of torrential and virtually unrelenting downpours triggered deadly floods and landslides. At least 69 people have been killed and 44 more are missing, according to state … Continue reading

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China hit by heavy flooding

At least 155 people have died in seasonal flooding in China that has also forced more than one million to flee, government officials say: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/06/2010612135023885917.html

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Rescuers hunt for dozens missing in Arkansas floods

Rescuers in the US state of Arkansas are searching for more than 20 people missing after floods swept through campsites in a national park. At least 18 people were killed in the floods on Friday and more than 20 others taken … Continue reading

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