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The trees would "fight storms, tidal surges, floods and droughts" in a "natural way" said the head of Government, Fakhruddin Ahmed in Dhaka on Saturday during the launch of the project.
Agence France Presse
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Scientists unveiled a hypothetical scenario describing how a magnitude 7.8 S. Californian earthquake would impact the region...
United States Geological Survey
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Mr. Yasuo Fukuda called on Asia-Pacific nations to jointly build a network to better prepare for disasters and pandemics....
Xinhua News Agency
PAHO/WHO has developed new state-of-the-art wind hazard maps for Caribbean islands and nearby coastal areas of Central and South America...
Pan American Health Organization
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WMO stresses the urgent need for improving coordinated storm-surge advisory systems in the Gulf of Bengal and other parts of the world that at are risk of tropical cyclones...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission World Meteorological Organization
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Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found....
World Wide Fund For Nature
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With the number of disasters that take place in India’s neighbouring countries, there is a great need for contingency planning on India’s part...
Economic Times, the
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Destruction of mangroves has exposed coastal communities to cyclone....
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters