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February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Chile floods leave more than one million without water

    Debris from days of torrential rains have blocked the intake system in the Chilean capital, cutting off water supply to more than one million people. Santiago’s water company says it hopes to re-establish supplies in the coming hours. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us …

February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

August, 2011

  • 5 August

    Typhoon Muifa to Hit Hangzhou and Shanghai

    Typhoon Muifa is forecast to cross over the Chinese coast from the East China Sea over the next five days bringing gusts of up to 115 knots to major cities including Hangzhou and Shanghai. National marine forecasters in China have warned sea-goers of bad weather and high waves, issuing an orange wave warning. Officials have cautioned citizens to anchor ships, …

  • 5 August

    Kenya: Environment Minister Announces Series of Measures to Protect Forest Cover

    In Kenya forest degradation has increased over time due to unsustainable human activities resulting in reduced forest cover, says the Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr John Michuki. Mr Michuki says degradation is caused by the adverse effects of climate change. “This has slowly transformed some high potential areas into medium potential and previous Arid and Semi Arid Areas …

January, 2011

  • 3 January

    Australia: Queensland Floods Cut Off Town of Rockhampton

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) are using Black Hawk Helicopters to assist with the Queensland floods

    The Queensland town of Rockhampton is now completely cut off by floodwaters as the heavy rainfall and flooding in the region continues. The Fitzroy River, already causing huge problems, including the evacuation of many hundreds of homes, is expected to rise further, to a peak of around 9.7 metres on Wednesday, 5th January 2011. At least 10 people have been …

August, 2009

  • 9 August

    Taiwan: Typhoon Morakot

    Flights have been cancelled and the financial markets remain closed as Typhoon Morakot continues to batter the island of Taiwan. Premier Tsao-Hsuian Liu has visited the damaged areas and instructed the Central Operation Center of the National Fire Agency to establish a headquarters in Pintung County. Fishermen have been reported missing and a woman is said to have died after …