09 Sep 2020

Fire Destroys Greece’s Moria Camp on Lesbos

A destructive fire originating from an unknown source has destroyed the largest refugee camp in Greece, the overpopulated Moria facility on the small island of Lesbos. Migrants were evacuated amidst the flames, suffering smoke exposure injuries. Law enforcement has blocked off roads leading from the camp into nearby towns to

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27 Aug 2020

Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

Louisiana has been preparing for Hurricane Laura to make landfall over the past week, however, the high category hurricane has caused flash flooding and left an estimated 390,000 homes without power. Weather experts warned that the category four storms might be one of the strongest to ever hit the Gulf

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27 Aug 2020

Afghanistan Floods Kill Dozens, with Many Still Missing

Flash flooding in Afghanistan has reportedly killed 86 people thus far and injured at least 106, however, dozens remain missing. The flooding occurred in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, triggered by torrential rain earlier in the week. The flooding has destroyed dozens of houses and vehicles as well as impacted

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14 Jul 2020

China has just contained the coronavirus. Now it’s battling some of the worst floods in decades

China took extreme preventative measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus and had finally achieved low daily infection rates, however, it is now faced with a natural disaster. Although flooding is common in China during the summer months, weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in

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07 Jul 2020

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

 After a weekend of deadly rains beginning on Friday that expanded across several Japenese towns on Tuesday, at least 50 people have died and over a dozen remain missing. Japan’s southern region of Kyushu has experienced severe flooding as more rain is predicted to fall on the region in the

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30 Jan 2020

Australia fires: NSW inquiry to probe climate change impact

New South Wales, an Australian state that experienced catastrophic bushfires throughout the previous month, announced that it has launched an independent inquiry into the natural disaster. The inquiry will examine the cause of the fires as well as the state’s response to them. New South Wales’s State Premier said the

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10 Jan 2020

Restoring an earthquake-hit power plant in Puerto Rico could take a year

Experts say it could take over a year to repair a critical power plant damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake. The 6.4 magnitude quake is considered the worst earthquake Puerto Rico has suffered in the last century. Tragically, the quake killed one person and caused an island-wide electrical blackout. Only half of

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09 Jan 2020

Australian PM’s leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

It is unlikely that Australian Prime Minister Scott Minister will be able to politically recover from the horrors beget by this year’s raging bushfire. Nearly 16 million acres have burned since September and fire season in Australia has only just begun. The fires have killed 25 people, an estimated 1

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02 Jan 2020

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated today in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday after flash flooding and landslides killed up to 26 people. Jakarta currently faces some of the heaviest rain in over two decades, while heavy rainfall remains on the forecast for the next several days. The

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