floods

Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to...

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

Flood fury rages

Fresh onrush of flood water has submerged parts of the hilly southeast -- Bandarban and Chittagong -- while Sylhet in the country's

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Floods worsen in Sylhet, Moulvibazar

Sylhet might be on the verge of another disaster after 2004 as flood has affected most of its upazilas following overflow of all the rivers, canals, haors and marshes due to heavy rain and flash...

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

Power supply restored as Chennai floodwaters recede

Power has been restored in many parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai days after severe floods hit the city.

December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015

Chennai floods: Race to rescue victims

A massive rescue operation is under way to reach stranded people in the flood-hit southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras).

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

India seeks 'climate justice' for poor nations at Paris talks

India will urge rich nations to deliver "climate justice" for developing countries at a major environmental conference in Paris later this month, the environment minister of the country...

August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015

Myanmar declares flood emergency

Myanmar's President Thein Sein declares a state of emergency in four regions after heavy floods left 27 people dead.

July 25, 2015
July 25, 2015

Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan

Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan leaves 36 dead and affect over 250,000 people, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages.