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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar & Others Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding executing the project of Metro Rail on prohibited zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha. The Applicants have stated that the construction of Metro Rail proposed in the Draft Development Plan of City of Pune falls within the Blue Line along the banks of River Mutha and even in the river bed i.e.

India ranks the highest among the world's most disaster-prone countries for displacement of residents, with 23 lakh, on average, uprooted due to calamities such as floods, cyclones and earthquakes.

South Africa is recovering from the deadly storm that hit parts of Gauteng and spread to KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape killing at least nine people.

This study illustrates the development and implementation of a novel rapid response storm impact survey that combined the use of drone based aerial photogrammetry with numerical modeling.  The comprehensive approach employed in this pilot case study was conducted on the Emilia-Romagna coast (Italy), in the immediate aftermath of an extreme storm event that impacted the shoreline on the 5th-6th February 2015 called the “Saint Agatha Storm”.

Uíge — At least 140 families of Quixicongo neighborhood in the outskirts of Uíge city were made homeless by the last windy rain that hit the region on last Sunday.

Natural disasters could become more destructive in Asia-Pacific, where a person is already five times more likely to be affected than in other regions, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, urging

Johannesburg - Severe thunderstorms that hit various parts of the country on Monday afternoon left at least three people dead and eighteen injured.

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummelled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia said it expects a new outbreak of armyworms in the 2017/18 crop season, after the maize-munching pests ravaged southern Africa earlier this year.

In many coastal communities, the risks driven by storm surges are motivating substantial investments in flood risk management. The design of adaptive risk management strategies, however, hinges on the ability to detect future changes in storm surge statistics. Previous studies have used observations to identify changes in past storm surge statistics. Here, we focus on the simple and decision-relevant question: How fast can we learn from past and potential future storm surge observations about changes in future statistics?

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