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Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: a perfect storm of corruption and neglect

Doracie Zoleta-Nantes

13th November 2013

Why did Typhoon Haiyan wreak such havoc on the Philippines? In a country that sees 20 tropical storms every year, it would be natural to expect some form of planning for such disasters. But a neglectful government distracted by political chaos meant Filipinos received little warning of the coming storm. more...
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Typhoon Haiyan: the shape of things to come?

Peter Hannam for the Sydney Morning Herald

12th November 2013

Extreme storm events such as super typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines on Friday, are more likely in the future as the build-up of greenhouse gases warms the planet, scientists say. more...
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Listen to the animals

Rupert Sheldrake

12th February, 2009

Why did so many animals escape December's tsunami? more...
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Aral Sea - a cause for hope?

Paul Miles

2nd February, 2009

Does the Aral Sea, the biggest environmental disaster of the 90s, offer us cause for hope? Paul Miles reports, and sees parallels with a bigger man-made disaster – climate change more...
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New campaign highlights planning madness

News

10th July, 2007

When do Friends of the Earth and the Campaign to Protect Rural England want to build an incinerator? When they’re part of a new protest coalition called ‘Planning Disaster’ which yesterday filed a planning application to build an incinerator on the site of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. more...
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The Superdome: monument to a rotten system

David Zirin

24th September, 2005

People in the US deserve better than living under a system that weeps over spilled oil
and rolls its eyes at our spilled blood.
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