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  1. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban The Philippines struggles to deal with the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan as the bodies pile up and survivors search for food and water It's ... have no food, we need water and other things to survive." After half a day's work, he had filled a bag with an assortment of essentials including packs of spaghetti, cans of beer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... in Indonesia moved a large amount of ash, water vapour and other gases in Southeast Asia. The ensuing dry spell in Singapore lasted a record 27 days. “Water vapour in the region has effectively been drawn into the direction of the volcanoes in Indonesia that began erupting in November, so that has redistributed much of the water vapour in the region’s air,” said Yim, who was deputy chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444058/indonesian-volcanic-eruptions-may-cause-southern-china-drought-expert
  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The transport ministry has started delivering emergency aid including water and portable toilets to drivers of stuck cars. Snow began falling on Friday morning in Tokyo and had piled up to 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428998/hundreds-cars-stuck-snow-hit-japan
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Jerry Brown appeals for water conservation as state faces driest year in its recorded history Governor declares drought emergency in California California Governor ... now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas," Brown said. "I've declared this emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408601/californian-governor-jerry-brown-declares-drought-emergency
  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by Angela Meng

    ... Due to a lack of water vapour in the atmosphere, Beijing's first snow this winter would arrive much later than usual- if at all- state media quoted meteorologists as saying. ... very little water vapour circulating over the capital this winter. Dry air flowing from the south and east had lowered humidity even further, leaving the atmosphere with almost no moisture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411790/beijing-sees-third-longest-winter-stretch-without-snowfall
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear-tainted water released into ocean as typhoon hits Japan's Fukushima, killing 3

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 11:29am by Agence France-Presse

    ... the Fukushima area, bringing heavy rain to areas near the broken plant run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). Workers were pumping out water from areas near tanks storing radioactive water, from which leaks are believed to have seeped into groundwater. "But we decided to release the water into sea as we reached a conclusion that it can be regarded as rainfall after we monitored levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310762/nuclear-tainted-water-released-ocean-typhoon-hits-japans-fukushima-killing
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Colorado families stranded by floods watch waters rise and wait for help

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Denver Families cut off by worst flooding in decades in Rocky Mountain foothills face anxious period as waters rise and rescuers try to reach them Colorado stranded ... the rising floodwaters approach her home in Loveland, a mountain town 72 kilometres north of Denver. She has heard the roar of water in recent days as it overflowed the river's banks and cut off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309945/colorado-families-stranded-floods-watch-waters-rise-and-wait-help
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Southeastern provinces evacuate coastal areas ahead of Fitow's fury

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in October. Fitow would be only the third since 1949 to do so, after typhoons Krosa in 2007 and Tilda in 1961. Water Resources Minister Chen Lei , who is also deputy director of the Office of State ... and then … the worst situation may occur with wild winds and high water," Chen said in a speech posted on the ministry's website. "The affected regions are the most developed areas in eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325722/china-evacuates-417000-people-it-issues-highest-alert-typhoon-fitow
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Filipinos recount terror of Typhoon Haiyan and liken impact to a tsunami

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... through the airport. Some of my staff survived by clinging to trees. "I prayed hard all throughout until the water subsided." The tsunami comparison became a common theme as residents described water engulfing the city. Surrounded on three sides by the waters between Leyte and Samar islands, Tacloban was one of the places hardest hit by Haiyan. One resident, Dominador Gullena, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352189/filipinos-recount-terror-typhoon-haiyan-and-liken-impact-tsunami
  10. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... of 35,000 people in Oriental Mindoro province, was 80 per cent under water, the UN said. On the island of Samar, a local disaster chief said 300 people were killed in the small town of Basey. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines

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