Climate impacts - from heatwaves to worsening storms, floods and fires - are surging and threatened to overwhelm health systems, doctors say
By Laurie Goering
LONDON, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it "the biggest global health threat of the 21st century", with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday.
*by Aadesh Subedi *
Mosquito-borne dengue is gaining ground in temperate western Nepal as the climate gets hotter and wetter
POKHARA, Nepal, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Rambhadur Bishwakarma began running a high fever in October, he at first wasn't overly concerned.
"I thought the symptoms were of simple flu or usual fever," he said. "But things started getting worse gradually."
"We are on a trajectory to reach over 3 degrees C of warming, and if this trend continues there would be serious consequences for health in many parts of the world"
By Sophie Hares
TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-releated deaths, researchers said on Thursday.
Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say
By Laurie Goering
CAPE TOWN, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.
"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert
By Laurie Goering
CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.
by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 28 May 2018 19:00 GMT
Study purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet
LONDON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet.
"I'm scared that if it ever floods at night, it will come into my house and the flood will take me away. That's one of my greatest fears" - Freddy Sei, 15
By Lin Taylor
SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each time teenager Freddy Sei hears the rumble of thunder, sees rains pound the earth in his small coastal village or watches strong winds whip palm trees, he is gripped with fear.
By Inna Lazareva
DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.
Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.
"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."
Researchers found that the Ebola was significantly more likely to emerge in areas with surrounding forest loss
By Nellie Peyton
DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.
Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
By Inna Lazareva
YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.
As more bodies are unearthed after the mid-August mountain collapse in Regent on the outskirts of the capital Freetown, thousands of people who lost their homes require emergency accommodation and longer-term help to recover, aid workers say.
Rising temperatures, floods and droughts can cause major epidemics in areas not usually affected by malaria
By Alex Whiting
LONDON, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health agencies in Africa need to start consulting seasonal weather forecasts to help prepare for malaria epidemics and ensure outbreaks are spotted early and curbed before they become severe, a malaria expert said.
Avalanche kills seven near Lowari Tunnel
NDMA prepares framework for vulnerable, low-income communities
Wind, rain, heat: Health risks grow with extreme weather
Babies starving as food runs low in Pakistan's drought-hit Tharparkar district
CM approves shifting of eight ATCs from Clifton to Central jail
Sindh govt fails to provide adequate security in Sehwan, says MQM, PMLF
Punjab sends summary to federal government for Rangers’ deployment
Climate change, environmental health risks becoming greater causes of death
6.3 earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan
NDMA holds national workshop on disaster risk insurance framework for Pakistan
14 killed, over 100 wounded in Lahore blast
3 FC personnel martyred in explosion in South Waziristan
NACTA warned about blast in Lahore
FIA to issue red warrant for Altaf through Interpol
37-nation naval exercises begin in Pakistan
The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture
Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.
Climate Change Adaptation Project to benefit 185 million population
Pakistan - Severe weather (NDMA, Local Media)(ECHO Daily Flash of 27 January 2017)
Sound Bytes: ‘Climate change is a bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’
Fourth generation war and the intelligence arm
Quebec attack, immigration and havoc
Scotland Yard not to reopen MQM’s money laundering case on Pakistan request
Govt to inaugurate 14 passport offices this year: Nisar
230 cases registered under anti-money laundering law
Fresh wave of cold hits Pakistan, rain expected in Karachi
Pakistan School Safety Framework to be finalised in March: NDMA
Govt issues precautionary measures for likely dry spell
Seminar on climate change
69 Pakistanis in Saudi detention on terror charges
Protecting the corridor: Special security force for CPEC notified: report
90 pc of FATA IDPs are back home: Jhagra
Two nations, too many problems
Heavy snowfall halts life in Balochistan, Chitral, hilly areas
Experts call for effective land management
Met department forecasts rain, snow to continue till Wednesday
Climate change: Pakistan at seventh among top 10 most vulnerable countries
Calamitous: Many disaster bodies exist on paper only
Senate unanimously condemns Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement
Govt moves for speedy trial of terrorists
Army chief rubbishes Afghanistan’s claim linking Pakistan with terror attacks
Asia: Catching the wave of success
As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.
The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.