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Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave


Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said. In Ahmedabad, authorities have focused on public awareness as the first step in preventing heat-related deaths...

  • Japan: Government adopts volcanic disaster evacuation bill, eyes caution zones

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    The government adopted a bill at a Cabinet meeting Friday that will require municipalities near volcanoes to compile evacuation plans in preparation for volcanic disasters, reports the Japan News. Of the 142 cities, towns and villages near the 50 closely monitored volcanoes, only 20 had specific evacuation plans as of March 26, according to the Cabinet Office...

  • Early warning must make sense


    Mr. Michel Jarraud, director-general of the UN agency, told the WMO congress that clarity in early warning was essential as the world moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international accord adopted at a conference in Japan in March. 'Disaster risk reduction is a top WMO priority,' Mr. Jarraud said...

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