6 confirmed dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

2016-01-27 11:20

A church deacon says a landslide of mining waste has killed at least six people in northern Myanmar, the sixth deadly accident in the jade mining region since a November disaster killed more than 100 people.

Water convoy heads for drought-stricken Senekal

2016-01-12 12:08

Five trucks carrying water are on their way to drought-stricken Senekal and surrounding areas, Gift of the Givers says.

First body recovered from China landslide, 81 still missing

2015-12-22 08:26

Rescuers have pulled one body from the debris and say 81 people were still missing two days after a man-made mountain of excavated soil and construction waste crashed into an industrial park China's manufacturing center of Shenzhen.

Rain brings little relief to KZN

2015-12-15 14:45

Umgeni Water says the rains over the past two days had made little difference to the dangerously low Hazelmere dam, which is now 29.8% full after 25mm of rainfall over two days.

Top India politician faces criticism over deadly floods

2015-12-06 15:28

A powerful Indian politician has been ridiculed over her role in deadly floods that have swept through her southern Tamil Nadu state, as frustration mounts over the disaster.

Ballito fights drought with recycled water

2015-11-27 08:45

One of the areas north of Durban worst hit by the drought is likely to have a steady water supply all through the festive season, thanks to the use of recycled water.

Looking my cattle in the eye and shooting them broke me – farmer

2015-11-20 15:38

Farmer Tolla Faber has cried a lot in his life. But nothing came close to looking his livestock – which he scrimped and saved to buy – in the eye and shooting them.

36 confirmed dead in eastern China landslide

2015-11-19 11:31

The death toll from a landslide in eastern China's Zhejiang province rose to 36, with one still missing, state media report.

Stop with water blame game - institute

2015-11-16 10:48

The Water Institute of Southern Africa has called on citizens to stop playing the blame game and work together when it comes to the country's water crisis.

Department to brief Parliament on drought crisis

2015-11-11 05:26

The Department of Water and Sanitation is due to brief the portfolio committee in Parliament about the status of the drought in South Africa.


Nepal finally begins earthquake reconstruction

2016-01-16 19:10

Nepal has officially begun the much-delayed reconstruction of about one million houses and buildings - nine months after they were damaged in a devastating earthquake which killed 9 000 people.

Dozens missing after deadly landslide in Myanmar

2015-12-26 13:57

Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a landslide struck a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in a month.

Death toll at 36 in Philippines after typhoon; areas still flooded

2015-12-20 14:48

The death toll from Typhoon Melor has increased to 36, with six people still missing, according to figures from the Philippines' national emergency body and other agencies.

Britain to review defences after floods

2015-12-08 08:34

The British government is to review its flood defences after a powerful storm caused severe flooding, swamping hundreds of homes, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

UN: Natural disasters inflict $80bn in farming losses

2015-11-27 10:07

Natural disasters in developing countries over the past 10 years have caused at least $80bn worth of agricultural damage, according to a UN report.

Report: 90% of disasters are weather-related

2015-11-24 14:23

A new report says 90% of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by flood, storms, heatwaves and other weather-related events – and these weather-spawned disasters are becoming more frequent.

More money for drought relief in SA - Radebe

2015-11-19 14:30

More money has been added to support the country’s drought relief efforts, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

R30m to assist drought-hit Free State farmers - MEC

2015-11-18 13:02

The MEC for Free State Agriculture Oupa Khoabane says his department has committed R30m to assist emerging farmers affected by drought in the province.

Ministers to discuss plan to tackle drought

2015-11-13 10:01

An inter-ministerial committee responsible for looking into the drought happening in parts of the country is due to discuss its progress.

Drought kills hundreds of chickens in Limpopo

2015-11-10 21:30

Hundreds of Limpopo chickens have already died in the country’s worst drought in more than two decades as area farmers wait and watch the summer skies as crops wilt.

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