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As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts 'evergreen' solutions

Losses from disasters are rising not just because weather is getting wilder but because the risks aren’t taken adequately into account.

Northern Vietnam left in path of destructive floods due to poor forecasting

A tropical depression has claimed at least 68 lives this week, the deadliest disaster to hit Vietnam in recent ...

Disaster-hit nations must rebuild better or risk losing insurance, experts say

New construction must be low in carbon emissions and built on safe land at less risk of destruction.
October 14, 2017 | 11:03 am GMT+7

Typhoon kills 8, causes massive blackout in central Vietnam

1.3 million people are out of electricity. 
September 16, 2017 | 08:51 am GMT+7

Two dead, one missing as heavy rain, floods hit northern Vietnam

A two-year-old girl was among the victims of flash floods and landslides that have wreaked havoc in the area.
July 06, 2017 | 10:34 am GMT+7

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

No sign of the village could be seen in aerial footage, which showed a grim and grey rock-strewn landscape covering the area where it once existed by a river.
June 25, 2017 | 12:11 am GMT+7

Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides kill 122

The disaster has claimed at least 122 lives, and 97 people are still missing.
May 29, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Taiwan’s Formosa to pump $1 bln in notorious steel plant in Vietnam - report

The fresh funds would be used to expand production capacity and environment protection, following a toxic spill a year ago.
May 06, 2017 | 01:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Mekong Delta residents trembling after river swallows houses

Erosion is ever-increasingly 'deforming' Vietnam's rice basket.
April 25, 2017 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

Formosa Vietnam steel mill meets conditions for test runs a year after spill

The Taiwanese fish killer will still require approval by Vietnamese government before it can go ahead with tests of its first blast furnace.
April 05, 2017 | 02:37 pm GMT+7

South Koreans prepare to raise sunken ferry, three years after disaster

'The main reason is to find the nine missing bodies,' said an official, referring to the $75 mln salvage plan.
March 19, 2017 | 03:14 pm GMT+7

US aid to Vietnam won’t be hit by Trump’s 2017 budget plan

Humanitarians around the world are closely watching Washington, following reports that Trump wants to increase defense spending.
February 28, 2017 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

4 killed as landslide buries houses in central Vietnam

The resort town of Nha Trang has been hit by constant downpours since last week and is now also threatened by flooding and erosion.
December 20, 2016 | 09:46 am GMT+7

Devastating floods are becoming the norm for Vietnam

Bad news: Severe weather conditions seen this year may just be the beginning of a gloomy future.
November 11, 2016 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

8 dead, 2 missing as floods continue to rage in central Vietnam

Heavy rains are moving south and threatening to flood Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An.
November 03, 2016 | 04:32 pm GMT+7