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One emergency worker says the coronavirus might be dissuading people from volunteering to help with the rescue efforts
Local media report that some people were preferring to sleep in cars rather than risk coronavirus infection at shelters
About 70% of Assam's World Heritage-listed Kaziranga National Park – home to two-thirds of the world's remaining one-horned rhinos – is submerged by the floods
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources gives Vista Residences Inc a special private land timber permit during the pandemic
The team believe this egg wasn't from a dinosaur
Floods and mudslides cause nearly 230,000 people to be relocated and destroy more than 1,300 houses
In an editorial, science publisher Nature says it is 'one of the white institutions that is responsible for bias in research and scholarship'
'Disaster planning managers in the country should do their homework as early as now'
'You have your tools before you. But chief among them are your tribe and your capacity to cooperate and work together.'
'Quite a decent shake here, if you see things moving behind me,' Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, smiling
For the reclusive Taw’buid, death and disease are part of life, hindering them from protecting an animal they revere – the critically-endangered tamaraw
'The situation is more worrying than the coronavirus pandemic. We don't know how to handle it,' India's West Bengal state leader Mamata Banerjee says
Authorities scramble to evacuate more than 3 million people from low-lying areas, but the task is complicated by the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Along with 'very heavy rainfall,' the system is expected to result in a storm surge pushing the sea level several meters higher
'Response to disasters uses a cluster approach at different levels to address multifaceted issues. Why can't this tackle the pandemic?'
The 3 cities are recognized for their plans to reduce carbon emissions. Other finalists include Vancouver, Paris, Reykjavic, Mexico City, Los Angeles City, and Dong Hoi City in Vietnam.
'Internally displaced people are often highly vulnerable people living in crowded camps, emergency shelters, and informal settlements with little or no access to health care,' IDMC director Alexandra Bilak says in a statement
Images show lines of smashed, roofless houses where tornadoes had blasted through, many homes just piles of rubble sitting atop foundations
Much of health care wastes are single-use materials such as disposable gloves, gowns, face masks, and IV bags, which are mostly plastics made from fossil fuels. When burned, they release toxic substances.
(UPDATED) Harold remains 'extremely dangerous' and residents in the island's south are advised to shelter in churches, schools, or other substantial buildings
'His eyes lit up whenever we talked about his time in government when he felt there was nobility in serving the public,' writes Marites Vitug
'One report finds that women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a disaster compared to men, and prevailing traditional gender roles seem to be the culprit'
Over 250 barangays in Cebu province are in landslide prone areas. The geosciences bureau reminds LGUs to prepare for the rainy season.
Masungi Georeserve celebrates the development, calling it the 'best World Wildlife Day gift for nature'
The victims were electrocuted, buried in landslides, or drowned, emergency officials say
News footage shows cars piled up, hangars destroyed, and what appears to be dozens of aircraft smashed into each other
'Extreme weather events could reduce reliability of power supply by 16%, which can easily lead to blackouts resulting huge economic losses,' says the lead researcher
The National Bureau of Investigation says the officials violated the anti-graft law and the law prohibiting the importation of hazardous wastes
Earthquakes, typhoons, or terrorist attacks can strike anytime, and organizers want to be as prepared as possible
Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
Several people disappear into the sinkhole as it spreads, including what appears to be a child
(4th UPDATE) The earthquake's first reported victim, a 73-year-old resident of the southern city of Ponce, died after a wall fell in his home
For some who lost entire families and communities to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, surfing is a way to heal
The Commission on Audit says the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' sale of property at Eastwood 'favored the buyer' and caused a P31-million loss to the government
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live
(UPDATED) The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is conducting assessment in coordination with the city government
(UPDATED) Municipal officials have asked provincial officials and the national government for more tents, food packs, and trauma healing for earthquake victims
Ronaldo Corpuz, a community environment and natural resources officer in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, is the 3rd environmental worker killed in 2019
Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will offer 710 million yen ($6.5 million) to help areas affected by the storm
Rescue work that is continuing into the night risks being hampered by additional rain falling in central and eastern Japan that officials warn could cause fresh flooding and landslides
Tourism, climate change and good fortune all weigh on the future of the loggerhead turtle population, which the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists as vulnerable
Among the confirmed dead are 3 young children, with many people killed by falling debris in and around quake-struck Ambon City
National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo says the death toll has been lowered after officials realized some of the deceased has been double-counted
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu suspends all dragon boat race activities in Boracay in the wake of a deadly accident that claimed the lives of 7 members of a local dragon boat group
The environment department recommends that residents minimize outdoor activity as air pollution in Cebu City is already above safe levels
Songco receives the KfW Bernhard Grzimek Prize for her exemplary work in protecting the reef’s extraordinary biodiversity while also meeting the needs of the local population and tourists
Eight times the mass of Earth and twice as big, K2-18b orbits in its star's 'habitable zone' at a distance – neither too far nor too close – where water can exist in liquid form, scientists report
The Green Thumb Coalition calls for a shift to renewable energy in view of the current climate emergency