Tag: Natural disasters

  • Southeast Asia haze returns as peatland fires fan global warming fears

    Southeast Asia haze returns as peatland fires fan global warming fears

    In this photo taken on Oct. 10, 2023, a man looks at a forest fire as it approaches houses in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra in Indonesia. Al Zulkifli | AFP | Getty Images With El Nino in full force, officials are bracing for the worst transboundary haze in southern Southeast Asia since before the pandemic…

  • Cocoa farmers face mounting challenges as El Nino rages on

    Cocoa farmers face mounting challenges as El Nino rages on

    A woman spreads cocoa beans during the sun-drying process in the backyard of her house in Asikasu, Ghana on December 19, 2020. Cristina Aldehuela | Afp | Getty Images El Nino is here to stay — and that’s bad news for cocoa crops which are highly sensitive to weather changes.  Frequent extreme weather events caused…

  • Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

    Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

    Residents move to a safer place after a 3.9-magnitude aftershock in Cugenang, Cianjur on November 23, 2022, following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the area on November 21.(Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP) (Photo by ADEK BERRY/AFP via Getty Images) Adek Berry | Afp | Getty Images Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old…

  • Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru volcano eruption buries homes, damages bridge

    Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru volcano eruption buries homes, damages bridge

    Smoke rises from Mount Semeru in Lumajang on December 5, 2022. Juni Kriswanto | AFP | Getty Images Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in…