Natural Disasters http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19009/all en Ten months later in Haiti http://www.globalpost.com/gallery/full-frame/101221/ten-months-later <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Little progress is evident on the ground in Haiti </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Renaud Philippe </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Two thousand families live across the street from the presidential palace without water, electricity or basic supplies. Everywhere, on every public square and vacant lot, there are encampments, meant to be temporary, and yet still standing months later.</p> <p> And then there is cholera.</p> <p> In Leogane, a small city hit hard by the quake, a crowd swiftly assembled and started throwing rocks at the team collecting bodies of cholera victims. For an hour the crowd threatened to set the car on fire. 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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110312/will-japan%E2%80%99s-fukushima-reactor-meltdown <p> The situation is deteriorating at Japan&rsquo;s Fukushima nuclear power station, and experts are increasingly concerned that a major accident could be underway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110312/will-japan%E2%80%99s-fukushima-reactor-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Energy Japan Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:08:00 +0000 David Case 5630303 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan quake prompts pity, angst in Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110313/japan-earthquake-asia-tsunami-nuclear-power <p> Asian officials are also anxious that major Japanese investments will stall or possibly dry up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110313/japan-earthquake-asia-tsunami-nuclear-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Energy Global Economy Japan Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:28:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5630457 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's nuclear disaster deals a blow to Europe's atomic energy industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/110315/japan-nuclear-germany-atomic-power <p> The possible meltdowns at Japanese nuclear power plants have triggered an almost seismic reaction in Germany.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/110315/japan-nuclear-germany-atomic-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Europe European Union Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Green France Energy Europe Germany Global Economy Japan United Kingdom Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:03:06 +0000 Hannah Cleaver 5630864 at http://www.globalpost.com Chernobyl survivors say Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster bears little resemblance to their plight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110315/chernobyl-disaster-nuclear-plant-japan-fukushima <p> As the crisis at Japan&rsquo;s Fukushima nuclear plant unfolds, the inevitable comparisons to Chernobyl have begun rolling in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110315/chernobyl-disaster-nuclear-plant-japan-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chernobyl Europe Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Green Asia-Pacific Energy Europe Japan Russia Health Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:39:19 +0000 Miriam Elder 5630875 at http://www.globalpost.com An ATM for when disaster strikes? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110421/disaster-risk-financing-latin-america-caribbean <p> BOGOTA &mdash; Disaster risk financing provides on-the-spot cash when earthquakes and other disasters strike. Countries can even buy coverage for outbreaks of bird flu or acts of terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110421/disaster-risk-financing-latin-america-caribbean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural Disasters Americas Global Economy Colombia Haiti Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:27:00 +0000 John Otis 5639426 at http://www.globalpost.com Romans brace for huge earthquake predicted for May 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110511/rome-earthquake-prediction-may-11-facebook-twitter-sickie-internet-viral <p> The late pseudoscientist Raffaele Bendandi, who predicted the quake, became famous in the 1920s and &#39;30s after claiming he could accurately tell when earthquakes would strike by studying the movements of the sun, the moon and the planets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110511/rome-earthquake-prediction-may-11-facebook-twitter-sickie-internet-viral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Italy Offbeat Technology Wed, 11 May 2011 15:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5644085 at http://www.globalpost.com Wildfires devastate Canadian town and threaten oil supplies (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110517/canada-slave-lake-alberta-wildfires-disaster-firefighters <p> <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/100914/oil-sands-pelosi">http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/100914/oil-sands-pelosi</a>More than 100 wildfires are currently burning in Alberta, and roughly 40 of them are considered to be out of control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/110517/canada-slave-lake-alberta-wildfires-disaster-firefighters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural Disasters Canada Tue, 17 May 2011 17:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5645388 at http://www.globalpost.com New pictures of Japan tsunami hitting Fukushima nuclear plant released (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110520/japan-news-tsunami-new-pictures-fukushima-nuclear-video <p> The utility did not give an earnings forecast for the current financial year, but indicated that compensation liabilities estimated at tens of billions of dollars could end up sinking it.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/110520/japan-news-tsunami-new-pictures-fukushima-nuclear-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Business Japan Fri, 20 May 2011 16:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5646217 at http://www.globalpost.com Fears of air travel chaos as Iceland volcano erupts (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110522/iceland-volcano-eruption-europe-flights-airports-eyjafjoell-grimsvoetn <p> A spokeswoman for Iceland&#39;s airport administration, Isavia, said the fact that winds were blowing the ash to the north was far better than the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, when a massive cloud of ash was blown to the south and southeast over mainland Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110522/iceland-volcano-eruption-europe-flights-airports-eyjafjoell-grimsvoetn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Europe Sun, 22 May 2011 13:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5646513 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryanair flies plane through Grimsvotn volcano ash cloud (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110524/ryanair-flies-plane-through-grimsvotn-volcano-ash-cloud-video <p> Thousands of U.K. passengers were facing travel delays Tuesday as airlines cancelled flights as the cloud of ash from Grimsvotn headed toward Scotland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110524/ryanair-flies-plane-through-grimsvotn-volcano-ash-cloud-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Europe Tue, 24 May 2011 15:40:00 +0000 News Desk 5647073 at http://www.globalpost.com Volcano in Chile erupts for first time in 50 years (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110604/chile-volcano-dormant-fifty-years-erupts-evacuation-video <p> Ash clouds from the volcano in Chile have drifted as far as Argentina, where residents have been ordered to stay indoors</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110604/chile-volcano-dormant-fifty-years-erupts-evacuation-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Americas Business Culture & Lifestyle Chile Science Sun, 05 Jun 2011 04:42:15 +0000 News Desk 5649315 at http://www.globalpost.com 5.5-magnitude aftershock hits New Zealand (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110606/new-zealand-earthquake-aftershock-tsunami-haiti-rugby <p> The Canterbury Quake Live website reported the shake was the sixth largest since a 7.1-magnitude quake that struck New Zealand last September, the BBC reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/110606/new-zealand-earthquake-aftershock-tsunami-haiti-rugby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Asia-Pacific Haiti Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:43:00 +0000 News Desk 5649481 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile volcano ash disrupts Australia, New Zealand flights (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110612/chile-volcano-puyehue-eruption-australia-new-zealand-flights <p> The ash clouds are now heading towards Australia, and air traffic is expected to be affected for the next few days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110612/chile-volcano-puyehue-eruption-australia-new-zealand-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural Disasters New Zealand Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Chile Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:32:21 +0000 News Desk 5650730 at http://www.globalpost.com