2014 Kashmir Floods It started to rain heavily in Jammu and Kashmir from 2nd September onwards i.e. in the last stage of monsoon in India. This heavy rainfall caused the floods in various areas of J&K and adjoining areas of Pakistan. Apart from floods, landslides were also triggered by the precipitation. These floods turned to be highly hazardous and took life of about 600 people in India and Pakistan.
Swizzling around the Everglades, the Burmese Python stretches to be one of the five biggest snake species in the world, and are captivated because of their beautiful color and pattern on their scales. Because of their beautiful scales and patterns they show, people captivate them as pets, but they end up releasing them into the wild. The presence of Burmese pythons is changing the Everglades. Not only can the appearance and outer look of the Burmese Python change the Everglades, but the general size and its natural survival ways also changing the Everglades. Burmese Pythons are the largest snakes in the world.
In 2009, seaweed farming in Bali experienced the outbreak of ice-ice disease every single planting cycle. Due to the outbreak of ice-ice, seaweed production decreased from 500 tons in 2008 to 200 tons in 2009. More recently, the effect of sea surface temperature rise and el Niño in Indonesia continue, with outbreak of ice-ice disease spreading to many seaweed farming in Maluku, Nusa Tenggara and Sulawesi. This has prompted conclusions that rising sea surface temperatures result in toxic algae and at same time trigger ice-ice
Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar, 2008 1.Introduction 1-1 geographical Background The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is the biggest country in mainland of South-East Asia surrounded by India, China and Thailand with area of 676,578 square km and a population of 51.5 million. Its 2000km coastline covers almost the whole of east coast of the Bay of Bengal. (UNISDR, 2012 단체1) Countries around this bay are usually intimidated by the destruction of storm surges associated with tropical cydones. Particularly Myanmar’s the low-lying areas(the Ayeyarwady Delta) are vulnerable to storm surges. 책12 As a heavy rainfall country, according to the last 100 years historical record, floods occur regularly during the mid-monsoon period from June to August and April to May and October are regarded as cyclone months.
The Philippines is a known country most exposed to tropical storms in the world. due to its location along the Ring of Fire, or typhoon belt a large Pacific Ocean region. In the recent years Mindanao especially Cagayan de Oro has been experiencing Flashflood. On 2011 of December 16 Tropical Storm Sendong brought flooding and mudslides that resulted in over 650 deaths and 800 still missing (Matt, 2011). Caban,Corrales,Escabarte,Laput,Ricalde,Patalinjug
In addition, Hong Kong has an average annual rainfall of over 2,000 mm, intense rainstorms and prolonged rainfall are common in spring and summer brought by low pressure troughs and tropical cyclones. During the wet season, Hong Kong faces the threat of landslides. Most of the landslides in Hong Kong are small-scale, but due to the proximity of urban development to the slopes, Hong Kong is vulnerable to landslide hazard due to the combination of the chance of landslides and the potential huge loss in case of landslide. A series of catastrophic landslides in the 1970’s has led to the establishment of Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) to tackle the landslide hazard. GEO, together with other governmental institutions such as Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), have taken adjustment measures to alleviate the landslide risk.
Calendar shift should be applicable to flood prone areas only because June to August are rainy months, resulting in suspension of classes, increased sickness among children and it impedes the implementation of curriculum. The school year in almost universities of the world begins in August, September or October while our country has been stuck to its June to March calendar. Only Philippines is the member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Bandipur is situated in a region where the Deccan Plateau meets with the Western Ghats; this has created a unique and rich diverse eco-system for different types of animals. The Kabini River borders it to the north while the southern part is enclosed by the Moyar River. A diverse biosphere such as found in Bandipur is home to several threatened species of plants and animals alike. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is a sanctuary for a large number of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Since it was declared as a tiger reserve in 1973 the Bandipur reserve has served as a refuge to a fast growing tiger
It is well known that the rainfall is changing globally; and the regional scales due to global warming .The climate on earth primarily influenced by monsoon and also partly by pre-monsoon and post-monsoon and winter circulations. Bangladesh is considered to be one of the most vulnerable countries for a change of climate rapidly and shortage or heavy rainfall. This is due to its unique geographic location, the dominance of floods and rising of sea level. During, the monsoon season it rains heavily, and there is the heavy rush of water from the mountains through our rivers. But the rivers can neither hold the water.
So much so that almost three months in one financial year is rendered useless every year. Floods poses a series of challenges to the roadways in Assam. To start with, it is very difficult to construct roads during floods. Floods also damage existing road infrastructure to a large extent. For instance, roads in Assam have a large number of submersible stretches and also a large number of semi-permanent timber bridges.