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Air pollution from Asia could affect world weather

Air pollution in Eastern China

According to a study conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Texas A&M University, the air pollution in Asia is affecting global climate and weather patterns.

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Mon, 27/01/2014 - 14:39

ADRC: Following up on DRR policy peer review project

Proba's view of the Maldives

UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office located in Japan, the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), initiated the DRR Policy Peer Review project back in 2009 with the aim of developing Disaster

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Fri, 24/01/2014 - 14:32
latitude: 
38.7223
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-9.13934

United Nation agencies join forces for pacific disaster-climate strategy

Asia/Pacific is the area of the Earth most frequently and heavily affected.

Several United Nations agencies joined forces to contribute to the development of a new Strategy for Disaster and Climate Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP).

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 14:24

Asian Disaster Reduction Center publishes Natural Disasters Data Book 2012

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center, one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has published the Natural Disasters Data Book 2012.

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Fri, 20/12/2013 - 14:47

NASA's Aqua satellite sees Super Typhoon Haiyan from Space

Super Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines on 8 November 2013

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired am image of Super Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines on 8 November 2013.

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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:35
latitude: 
11.25
longitude: 
125.003

ESA water satellites track triple superstorms in Asia

Wind speed readings from three different typhoons during 10–15 October 2013.

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite, SMOS, captured three superstorms have been affecting Asia over the past three weeks.

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Tue, 22/10/2013 - 12:46
latitude: 
9.71212
longitude: 
101.343

UNISDR: Economic losses from disasters keep rising

Natural Disasters in 2012

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) last week stated that for the first time in history the world has experienced three consecutive years where annual economic losses have exceeded $

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Thu, 21/03/2013 - 08:37
latitude: 
46.2266
longitude: 
6.14043

UNESCAP: Workshop on geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management concluded

Fires in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam seen from space

From 20 to 22 February, ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) held a regional workshop on geo-referenced disaster risk management information systems for So

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Tue, 26/02/2013 - 08:39
latitude: 
13.7522
longitude: 
100.494

4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction “Invest today for a Safer Tomorrow”

The 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19 to 23 May at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).

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Wed, 06/02/2013 - 14:29
latitude: 
46.2201
longitude: 
6.13814

Asia: Floods the most frequent disaster in 2012

An early view of disaster trends in 2012 across Asia, the world's most disaster-prone region, shows that mortality from flood events continues to decline but economic losses remain a major cause of

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Thu, 13/12/2012 - 12:32