India

‘Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm’ Amphan Barrels Towards India, Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh are facing “catastrophic storm surge potential” from Cyclone Amphan as the major storm triggers mass evacuations a day before it’s expected to make landfall on the Bengal coast. The India Meteorological Department classified Amphan on Tuesday as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” that would likely carry maximum sustained wind speeds of 155-165 …

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Stirring Memories of Bhopal, At Least 11 Killed and Thousands Sickened as India Chemical Plant Leaks Toxic Gas

This is a developing news story… Check back for possible updates… A chemical factory in Visakhapatnam, India owned by the South Korean company LG Corp. spewed toxic gas into the air in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people and sickening thousands more. Horrifying footage of people collapsing in the streets …

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A Life of Heat ‘Near Unlivable’ for More Than 3 Billion People in Just Decades, Climate Report Warns

In the next five decades, more than three billion people—one third of the world’s population—could live in regions with climate conditions considered unlivable, according to a new study. Researchers at Washington State University, Nanjing University in China, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands examined the history of the conditions in which humans have comfortably lived, …

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