Dam failure causing flooding in Laos

A dam collapsed in Laos causing widespread flooding and hundreds are missing
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hundreds-missing-in-laos-after-hydropower-dam-collapses-10558270

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Updated 27 July:


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/dead-cows-destroyed-homes-laos-dam-collapse-10565250
 
 
 
 

Laos dam collapse

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Sustainable development and climate change mitigation

How can we maintain a sustainable development with minimal impact on climate change?

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More weather woes in Japan and Vietnam


Heat wave in Japan in July 2018




The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (°C) on July 23,  the highest ever recorded in Japan.

The heatwave had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/japan-heatwave-kills-at-least-15-12-000-rushed-to-hospital-10552728

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Flash flood in Vietnam

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Typhoon struck Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan

Typhoon Maria brought torrential rain and powerful winds to Taiwan 11 July.
Downpours of up to 100 mm  hit some areas overnight and strong winds were still expected as the storm moved northwest.
People were told to avoid the coast where waves as high as nine metres were recorded.
Trees felled overnight and blocking some roads in the mountains north of capital Taipei.
Close to 3,500 people were evacuated across the island from areas prone to floods and landslides, with more than 2,000 soldiers mobilised.
About 43,000 households lost power at the typhoon's peak.
The storm also affected hundreds of flights.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/taiwan-avoids-serious-damage-as-typhoon-maria-weakens--10518974


 
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Weather woes in Thailand and Japan


Most of you would have read about the boys and coach trapped in a cave due to heavy rain and flood for two weeks.


The heavy rain brought by the monsoon has also lead to another disaster. The Phoenix, a boat which ferry tourists to the islands in Phuket for snorkelling,  had 105 people on board  and went down in bad weather on Thursday 5 July evening.
https://www.thestartv.com/v/death-toll-from-thai-tourist-boat-sinking-climbs-to-41

Death toll went up to 44 last reported on 14 July.



In Japan, heavy rain has lead to landslides and flooding resulting in loss of lives, displacement of the people from their homes.

 

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