Port in a storm: the trailblazing town welcoming climate refugees in Bangladesh
By the time the rising sun breaks through the morning mist over the Mongla River, the rhythmic chug of motors strapped to wooden canoes is already audible as thousands of workers are hurriedly ferried across the waterway.Asien Migration & Flucht
‘Help Us’: After Typhoon Rai, Miles of Destruction and the Smell of Death
Ed Boysillo, 54, a municipal worker in Ubay, in the central Philippine province of Bohol, was describing the fearsome power of Super Typhoon Rai. The storm made its first landfall on Dec. 16, bringing torrential rains and packing winds up to 168 miles per hour, comparable to a Category 5 hurricane.Asien Extremwetter
Le bilan du typhon Rai, aux Philippines, s'alourdit à au moins 375 morts
La branche philippine de la Croix-Rouge a fait état d'un "carnage complet" au niveau des zones côtières après le passage du typhon. La tempête a arraché des toits, déraciné des arbres, renversé des poteaux électriques, démoli des maisons en bois et inondé des villages.Asien Extremwetter Überschwemm.
Malaysia’s worst flooding in years leaves 30,000 people displaced
More than 30,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Malaysia on Sunday as the country battled some of its worst flooding in years. The tropical nation in Southeast Asia often sees stormy monsoon seasons towards the end of the year, with flooding regularly prompting mass evacuations.Asien Extremwetter Überschwemm.
Another Challenge for Conservation Efforts: Gender Inequity
When women lead in conservation, indicators of success often go up — yet they are routinely excluded. Could a group of local leaders in the Philippines provide a model? This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference.Asien Gender