Tropical Cyclone Freddy hammers Mozambique for second time

A French weather agency said Freddy will go further inland through the weekend, generating heavy rains in Mozambique and southern Malawi, with rain also likely in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

published on : 13th March 2023

Frequency of landslides increasing in Himachal Pradesh

There are 17,120 landslide-prone sites in the state out of which 675 are near critical infrastructure and habitations.

published on : 12th March 2023

Chamoli, Rudraprayag most prone to landslides: ISRO

The latest report of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has raised concerns over the threat of landslides in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts.

published on : 8th March 2023

Rescuers search for dozens missing after deadly Indonesia landslide

Poor weather and downed communication lines have complicated rescue efforts on the far-flung island of Serasan, in the Natuna region between Borneo and peninsular Malaysia, home to about 8,000 people.

published on : 7th March 2023

Indonesia landslide kills 11, dozens missing: Officials

Riau Islands Disaster Mitigation Agency's spokesperson Junainah added that the communication network in the affected area was cut off, making it hard to get the latest information.

published on : 6th March 2023

Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after 38-hour closure due to landslide

The road clearance operation was hampered by continuous shooting of stones from the hillock throughout the day.

published on : 22nd February 2023

Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar national highway

It will take hardly over an hour to clear the remaining part of the road once the rocks stop rolling down,” the officer said.

published on : 21st February 2023

'Everything was buried': Brazilians recount storm horror

In a span of 24 hours, the record storm dumped more than twice a normal February's worth of rain on Sao Sebastiao, just as the town celebrated carnival.

published on : 21st February 2023

J-K: Landslide damages over dozen houses in Ramban, 13 families shifted

The affected families were shifted to safer locations and provided immediate relief, while the main road passing near the village was closed for vehicular traffic after developing cracks, they said.

published on : 20th February 2023

Flood, landslides kill at least 36 in Brazil

Footage from the town of Sao Sebastiao showed entire neighbourhoods underwater, debris from hillside houses swept away by oozing earth, flooded highways and cars destroyed by fallen trees.

published on : 20th February 2023

Big improvement in India's disaster preparedness, response: IUCN

As global temperatures rise and glaciers continue to retreat, the number and size of glacial lakes is increasing in many regions around the world, including in the Himalayas.

published on : 11th February 2023

Rain in J-K's Ramban triggers landslides, blocks highway 

The fresh shooting stones badly damaged an iron tunnel setup at this point to facilitate traffic in Panthiyal area, they said.

published on : 10th February 2023

Interview | Damage to Himalayas can have severe impact: Anjal Prakash

Environmental degradation can have far-reaching impacts on every aspect of life, says environmentalist Anjal Prakash 

published on : 7th February 2023

19 families evacuated as houses develop cracks in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda

A few structures in the village started developing cracks a couple of days ago but the situation was exacerbated by a landslide on Thursday with the number of buildings damaged reaching 21.

published on : 3rd February 2023

Fresh landslides hit Jammu-Srinagar highway; closed for third consecutive day

The 270 kilometre-long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by mudslides and shooting stones between Chanderkote and Banihal.

published on : 1st February 2023

Cracks in another guesthouse after PWD building razed in Joshimath

A policeman said there is a big pit behind the police station and the cracks have increased significantly in two days.

published on : 20th January 2023

Himachal Pradesh to come up with advanced warning systems after Joshimath disaster

As many as 675 such sites are situated near critical infrastructural projects and habitations, the highest (133) being in Chamba, and Mandi falling at the second spot with 110 sites.

published on : 17th January 2023

Joshimath disaster a result of deliberate negligence

Accelerated anthropogenic activities and climate change pose a grave danger to the Himalayan ecosystem.

published on : 13th January 2023

Joshimath sinking: Displaced people say, "wounds will no longer heal"

Most people in Joshimath are solely blaming the central and state governments for the man-made disaster and the unplanned development of hydropower projects here.

published on : 12th January 2023

Joshimath 'sinking': Experts blame tunneling, poor drainage system, unchecked construction

Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, Council for Science and Technology, Uttarakhand said that obviously unmindful construction in the region is to be blamed for the catastrophe.

published on : 9th January 2023
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