Experts may be divided on whether a landslide or a glacier burst caused deadly flooding in Uttarakhand, but there is a consensus that ignoring warnings against building mega-projects in the vulnerable area contributed to the losses.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home, as emergency responders went door-to-door warning residents.
Pakistan, with a largely agriculture-based economy, fears that India may tamper with the 1960 Indus Water Treaty, brokered by the World Bank, following a rebel attack in India-administered Kashmir that killed more than 40 soldiers.
Authorities launched a desperate rescue effort after the spillway of an irrigation dam burst at Swar creek in central Myanmar, sending a torrent of water through villages and the nearby towns of Swar and Yedashe.
Rescuers scrambled to reach those left homeless in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a partially built hydropower dam sent a devastating torrent of water across paddy fields and through villages.
Laos state media reported that the dam collapsed in the San Sai district of Attapeu province in the southeast of the country.
It might seem like a long time to listen to elevator music, but engineers expect the 40 minute ride up and down China's 600 ft Three Gorges Dam wall to carry 6 million tonnes of cargo per year.
In the second of a series of blog posts from Ethiopia, TRT World reporter Anelise Borges writes about the country's most ambitious project.
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