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2010-03-16 14:44:01

An interdisciplinary team of physicists and geologists led by the University of Pennsylvania has made a major step toward predicting where and how large floods occur on river deltas and alluvial fans. In a laboratory, researchers created a miniature river delta that replicates flooding patterns seen in natural rivers, resulting in a mathematical model capable of aiding in the prediction of the next catastrophic flood. The results appear in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters....

2008-09-23 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "India to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower and buy it from Nepal" by Indian newspaper Kantipur on 23 September [by Rajendra Phuyal and Durga Khanal] Kathmandu, [Monday] 22 September: The Indian government has announced that it is ready to generate 10,000 MW of hydroelectricity in Nepal in 10 years and then buy it. An Indian company has said that the ambitious plan of hydropower development may come true if the government in Nepal acted with political commitment....

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2008-09-11 13:45:00

In August torrential rains devastated the banks of the Kosi River of eastern India, displacing more than 3 million people. The monsoon rains weren't unprecedented, they occur every few years, which is why experts say the government should have been better prepared for such a scenario. "This is the mother of all floods," said P.V. Unnikrishnan of aid agency ActionAid. The Kosi, which feeds into the Ganges, flooded an area roughly the size of Belgium. The floods changed the course of the...

2008-09-02 18:00:03

DOCTORS and medical equipment were being rushed to flood- devastated northern India yesterday in hopes of preventing disease spreading among the hundreds of thousands of victims crowding into refugee camps. Nearly half of the 1.2 million people who were left homeless when the Kosi River burst its banks two weeks ago had been rescued by yesterday, and officials hope to reach the others in the next three days. About 250,000 refugees were in government and relief agency camps, said Prataya...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP) - Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP)- Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains. Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an impossibly large amount for...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats Sunday trying to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains. Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each...

2008-09-01 00:02:27

By The Associated Press SAHARSA, India (AP) - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat. Kushyaha squatted Saturday hammering nails into his rickety- looking wooden row boat on the side of the road, a lone strip of dry land that cuts across miles of water. He was preparing for what authorities say will be months more of life submerged under floodwaters. About 1.2 million people have been left homeless and scores have been killed in the...

2008-08-31 09:00:16

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press SAHARSA, India The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat. Kushyaha squatted Saturday hammering nails into his rickety- looking wooden rowboat on the side of the road, a lone strip of dry land that cuts across miles of water. He was preparing for what authorities say will be months more of life submerged under floodwater. About 1.2 million people have been left homeless and...

2008-08-30 09:00:25

By Andrew Buncombe It is a landscape of despair. The carcasses of dead animals lie adrift in the flood water, rotting and stinking. Entire villages in one of India's poorest states have been washed away and millions of people have been forced from their homes by the worst flooding in the region for 50 years. One aerial photograph showed a railway station - seemingly the only piece of land above water for miles in all directions - on to which countless people were crowded. India's Prime...


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