Natural Disasters


Turkish court puts Karaman mine officials on probation
Kuwait News Agency
Has Sekerler Madencilik, the mine operator, attributed the tragedy yesterday to a natural disaster. The flood occurred although the company "took all necessary safety measures," it said in its first statement after the disaster. "It is impossible to define the exact ...

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Eurasia Review

UN Leads Asia-Pacific Closer To Universal Standards For Disaster Statistics
Eurasia Review
Concerned by the frequency of natural disasters occurring in the region, the experts agreed on the core principles for establishing a common basic range of disaster-related statistics. Over the past three decades, almost 1.2 million people in Asia and the ...



Minister says Karaman mining accident no 'natural disaster' as poor safety ...
Journal of Turkish Weekly
Efforts were still ongoing to rescue the 18 workers still trapped underground at a mine in Turkey's Karaman province on Oct. 31, as officials adopted a harsher tone against the company operating the site, which had described the flooding of the facility as a ...

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News.Az

Karaman mining accident no 'natural disaster' as poor safety record revealed
News.Az
Turkish Energy Minister says that the Karaman mining accident no 'natural disaster' as poor safety record revealed. Efforts were still ongoing to rescue the 18 workers still trapped underground at a mine in Turkey's Karaman province on Oct. 31, as officials ...

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Karl Kim
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
That's especially true in a far-flung island state like Hawaii, paradisical in some respects, but also prone to all manner of natural disasters. Karl Kim, an urban and regional planning professor at the University of Hawaii-Manoa who is the executive director of ...



Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Federal disaster relief cuts 'unworkable': Crisafulli
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
VITAL Queensland infrastructure would either be left in ruins or ratepayers would be forced to pay huge repair bills if proposed changes to the Federal Government's natural disaster relief scheme are approved. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister ...

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Sri Lankan Fears 100 People Buried in Landslide Are Dead
Businessweek
Sri Lankan officials said the 100 people missing in a landslide are probably dead in one of the tropical island's worst natural disasters. “No survivors have yet been found by rescuers,” said Disaster Management Center official Sarath Kumara in Colombo, ...

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Federal government considers scaling back disaster relief contributions
9news.com.au
But a new productivity commission report has recommended the federal government slash its contribution by a third. For residents in towns such as Bundaberg in north Queensland, it means one more natural disaster could result in double digit rate rises.



Cutting-edge solutions for natural disasters
Economic Times
When compared to the world, India has been a safer land in terms of natural calamities. However, the times have changed in the past few years. Having witnessed some severe natural calamities due to floods in Uttarakand last year and Kashmir this year, ...

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Brisbane Times

Disaster funding slash 'absolutely revolting': Crisafulli
Brisbane Times
A draft proposal by the productivity commission that would slash federal funding by a third in the wake of natural disasters would be catastrophic for Queensland councils, local government and community recovery minister David Crisafulli said on Friday ...

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