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Urban Floods

When climate comes unhinged, we need to re-think how to build our cities

While reducing carbon emissions is key to tackling extreme weather events, there are various ways to make cities more resilient

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Can Chennai’s city disaster plan ensure resilient future?

Though cyclones and floods are routinely visiting Tamil Nadu every December, disaster risk reduction concerns have not been integrated into …

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Cyclone Ockhi kills eight in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, now moves towards Lakshadweep

Cyclone Ockhi is moving towards Lakshadweep Islands and it is likely to intensify wind speed up to 120 kmph by Friday morning

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Urban flooding may increase if wetlands not protected, says CSE

Centre for Science and Environment has recommended strong laws to protect urban lakes, their catchment and feeder channels

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What caused heavy rains in Tamil Nadu

An independent weather forecaster tries to explain the record-breaking December rains in Tamil Nadu

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Why better sewage management in Chennai will help fight floods

Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain explains how the city's three rivers and 320 tanks and lakes that worked as flood barriers are used mostly …

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Centre announces Rs 940 crore, but Tamil Nadu yet to learn from disasters

As floods in Tamil Nadu cause a financial dent and Chennai is declared a disaster zone, a look at the rescue efforts and what’s missing …

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Climate change may be driving changes in India's northeast monsoon

In recent years, the shifting patterns of the southwest monsoon and its implications have been spoken about extensively, but the northeast …

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Why Chennai floods are a man-made disaster

An analysis shows that in just four decades, urbanisation in the city increased by almost 20 times

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When havoc descended upon Chennai

Down To Earth journalist Rajeshwari Ganesan writes about the uncertainty of knowing if your loved ones are safe, even as Chennai's flood …

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‘Severe weather’ hits Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Hailstorm, strong winds, lightning and heavy rains throw life out of gear

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Chennai rains break multiple century-long records

Large parts of the city have remained inundated over most of the past three weeks

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