coastal cities

Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

The day that shook Japan


March 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake rocked Japan's northeast March 11 last year, triggering a colossal tsunami that surged inland causing carnage in coastal cities unseen in this nation ... Read more...

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China to build advanced industrial hub


November 11th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) China will build an advanced industrial hub in coastal cities near Beijing.The economic development plan covers the coastal cities of Qinghuangdao, Tangshan, and Cangzhou in north ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hurricane Jova to strike Mexico soon


October 11th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico is bracing up for the strike of Hurricane Jova on Tuesday. Four coastal cities have been alerted and evacuated ahead of the arrival of the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

200,000 evacuated in China in fear of typhoon


August 6th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 206,000 people in the coastal areas of east China have been evacuated as the region braces for one of the strongest typhoons in years - ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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Three-day intensive search for missing people begins in tsunami hit Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 1 (ANI): Self-Defense Forces personnel and the U.S. military have reportedly begun a three-day intensive search for people who are still missing in coastal cities and towns of Japan that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Fault-finding’ coral reefs can predict site of future earthquakes


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): In the wake of Japan disaster, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.Geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan quake: Toll rises to over 6,000


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) The catastrophic quake and ensuing tsunami in Japan last week has left 6,405 people dead, while at least 10,259 were still unaccounted for till Friday, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China will not change plans for developing nuke power projects: Government


March 12th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.12 (ANI): China's Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, Zhang Lijun, has said Beijing will continue developing nuclear power projects but will learn a lesson after the massive earthquake in Japan, which ... Read more...

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Air India cancels Tokyo flight


March 11th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Air India Friday said it has cancelled one of its Tokyo flights following the earth quake and tsunami that hit the country but maintained that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gaddafi won’t destroy oil wells, says his son


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rising seas to affect major US coastal cities by 2100


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels could threaten an average nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100, a new study says. The research, led by University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.2 Hits Temuco, Chile


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting some thousands of people to flee the coast in search of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trees, hills and makers of India: A book shelf of contrasts (IANS Books This Week)


October 28th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Chill out with some thought-provoking books this weekend as the mercury slides.1. Book: "Makers of Modern India"; Written by Ramachandra Guha; Published by Penguin-India; Priced at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Death toll in Chile rises to 723 after powerful earthquake, tsunamis


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) — At least 723 people died in Chile after Saturday’s powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake and the tsunamis, officials said on Monday. More than 500 people died only in the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

150 mn rural workers migrate to cities annually: Chinese PM


February 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 150 million rural workers across China migrate to cities every year in search of jobs and 24 million city dwellers are unemployed in the country, Prime ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Terror alert sounded in metro centres


December 14th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A terror alert was Monday sounded in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata following intelligence reports of possible suicide attacks on vital installations in these cities. Home ministry sources said ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs topographical survey to avert tsunami disaster


November 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, November 29 (ANI): Oceanographic experts and seismologists have said that the coastal belt of Pakistan needs topographical survey to avert a tsunami disaster.According to a report in Daily Times, experts have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China’s Yangtze River faces climate threat


November 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 12 (ANI): Environmentalists have warned that the Yangtze River basin in China is being increasingly affected by extreme weather and its ecosystems are under threat.The Yangtze River is the longest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar Eclipse on July 22 may be most viewed ever


July 21st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): The total solar eclipse passing over some of Earth's most densely populated regions on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, may become the most viewed eclipse ever.People across central India ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

As coastal cities expand, quality of life deteriorates there


July 11th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Expansion of coastal cities is accompanied by a decline in the quality of life of the people, says a new study. Many megacities such as Tokyo (population 36 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US coastal cities at risk if Antarctic ice sheet collapses


May 15th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapses due to global warming, it would directly threaten New York, Washington and San Francisco as sea levels near US coasts would ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Migrant father, graduate son and their diverse dreams


January 30th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (Xinhua) After years of scrimping and saving to send his son to college, carpenter Zhu Pijun, 54, refused to accept that his son wanted to go into business for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CSA blames Australia for monopolising Boxing Day Test


November 25th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Accusing Cricket Australia (CA) for monopolising the holiday period, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has declared that it will be touring Down Under for the last time for Boxing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 deadly diseases worsened by climate change enlisted


October 8th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in the U.S. has enlisted 12 germs that can spread into new regions due to climate change, significantly affecting both human and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dirty smoke from ships degrades air quality in coastal cities


August 19th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Chemists at UC (University of California) San Diego, US, have found that dirty smoke from ships degrades air quality in coastal cities. According to the scientists, the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Energy-biscuits trickle into cyclone-hit Myanmar


May 9th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok/Yangon, May 9 (DPA) A plane carrying 18 tonnes of high-energy biscuits arrived in Yangon Friday, a small part of a massive aid programme for cyclone-struck Myanmar that continues to be hampered ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Greenpeace activists protest against climate change problem


April 29th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Greenpeace activists on Tuesday staged a doom scenario in the National Capital to depict the problems arising from climate change.We are depicting the scenario that will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Taiwan working on top secret blackout bomb


November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin
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