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Costly Australian floods highlight need for disaster mitigation planning

With unpredictable and extreme weather the “new normal,” both developed and developing countries must plan ahead by anticipating the consequences of development or face increasing economic losses,

International community to Myanmar gov’t: Open your doors

Cyclone Nargis has claimed the lives of 22,500 with another 41,000 missing, Myanmar's military government said yesterday. Disturbing reports have claimed that the devastation is so overwhelming that “bodies are being thrown into the river.”