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2011-11-22 14:52:17

A review of crisis response using Earth observation techniques is now available online. The Respond Atlas outlines global events where remote sensing assisted in preparing for and responding to disasters and humanitarian crises.

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2009-07-17 10:25:00

Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000.

2009-04-30 11:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwaddy Delta in Myanmar, enormous challenges remain in restoring livelihoods and water sources, building shelters and schools, and in providing psychosocial support to traumatized survivors.

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2009-03-08 18:05:00

Down a rocky path in an isolated mountain range in central Myanmar waits an inquisitive, young elephant calf named Wine Suu Khaing Thein whom should be the star attraction of the Pho Kyar eco-reserve.

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2009-02-26 16:40:00

A "pre-existing condition" in the North Indian Ocean stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma.

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2008-12-30 08:05:00

According to Munich Re, one of the world’s largest re-insurance companies, 2008 was one of the most devastating years in terms of natural disasters.

2008-09-29 09:00:57

Nearly 100,000 cyclone victims treated onboard watercraft hospitals in Myanmar YANGON, Sept.

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Myanmar PM on post-storm relief, rehabilitation work YANGON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 1 million people in Myanmar's storm-hit regions have been rescued in time, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar quoted Prime Minister General Thein Sein as saying Thursday.

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar PM on Post-Storm Relief, Rehabilitation Work"] Yangon [Rangoon], Sept.

2008-08-25 06:01:01

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 22 August [Report by Aung Thet Wine: "Regime Allows Fuel Purchases with FECs"] Rangoon - Burma's junta authorized the unlimited purchase of diesel and gasoline with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) at state-owned gas stations on Friday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.