Natural Disasters

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How raging wildfires made mudslides in California more dangerous

An extremely active wildfire season has made the region especially vulnerable to mudslides

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After 7.9 shock

The earthquake that shook Nepal and northern India underscores the urgency to understand the seismicity of the Himalayas and to improve the design of buildings in the region

Raining troubles

Little-understood western disturbances have been blamed for most of the freak weather events in India in the past decade. With 50 per cent of its foodgrain production at risk, can India afford to ignore the phenomenon?

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'Himalayan region will have earthquakes greater than magnitude 8 in the future'

Rebecca Bendick,Geologist and professor, department of geosciences, University of Montana

Why Delhi continues to choke year after year

 
Sunita Narain and Anumita Roychowdhury explain the current air pollution situation in Delhi