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The Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment has brought out a vulnerability Atlas of India based on the recommendations of an Expert group chaired by Dr. A.S. Arya, an eminent expert on earthquakes.

Close at the heels of hurricane Pauline that destroyed parts of Mexico in October killing at least 230 people and rendering 3,00,000 homeless, another hurricane

two earthquakes in Italy over the last fortnight left about 11 people dead and left an estimated 5,000 homeless. The first quake on September 23 in central Italy, which measured 4.6 on the

Continuous pounding of the coasts of Victoria island in Nigeria by the Atlantic ocean threatens its safety

A study uncovers an unlikely possible perpetrator of global warming lightning

With the world perilously close to a global crisis in infectious diseases, the UN health body has chalked out a 20-point programme on how to prevent it. WHO has admitted that the promised slogan of

Disasters occur in cycles, suggests a recent study. A discovery by resear

A sleeping giant is about to come to life at the British colony of Montserrat in Eastern Caribbean. Eruptions and emissions of ash from a volcano dormant for centuries have sent almost 1,000 people

FINANCIAL planners in insurance companies across the world hold their breath as the world leaders squabble over new cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at the Berlin Climate Convention Summit. The

Sleeves and cuffs made of a new biodegradable material can help mend damaged blood vessels