User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Typhoons
Last updated: Dec 31 2018 16:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60 31.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
An official says people did not take precautions as the storm was not classed as a typhoon.
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BAE Systems to recruit 700 apprentices 27.12.2018 BBC: Business
Almost half of the additional apprentices will be based at two plants in Lancashire.
Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 27.12.2018 BBC: World
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.
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China's transformation happens slowly on the Pearl River Delta 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Lang Shanmei used to stand on her jetty and watch the construction of the towering bridge taking shape near her village in the Pearl River Delta.

Then one day a year back, when the vast expanse was about half-built, building mysteriously stopped. The “headless bridge,” as locals now call it, looms...

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Japan picks 'disaster' character to define 2018 12.12.2018 BBC: World
In its annual vote, the Japanese people picked the character "disaster" to symbolise their year.
Prince William and Kate bring gifts to RAF base in Cyprus 5.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
A gift for a family member serving abroad this Christmas? William and Catherine do a special delivery.
Ben Lecomte: Swimmer abandons attempt to swim Pacific 27.11.2018 BBC: World
Ben Lecomte's effort aimed to raise awareness of climate change but his support boat became damaged.
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Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth 14.11.2018 BBC: Business
Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.
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Super Typhoon Yutu: S Korea begins airlift of trapped tourists 27.10.2018 BBC: World
Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Marianas this week, causing widespread disruption.
Typhoon Yutu 'All but Destroyed' U.S. Island 26.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
One of the most powerful storms of the year—packing sustained winds up to 180 miles an hour—roared through U.S. territories in the western Pacific, smashing homes and flattening power lines.
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World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens 23.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
The $20bn bridge spanning 55km is an engineering marvel but has been dogged by safety issues and delays.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge: World's longest sea bridge in pictures 22.10.2018 BBC: World
The 55km bridge and tunnel linking Hong Kong to mainland China via Macau is set to open, years late.
Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan 18.10.2018 BBC: World
The flowers famous for blooming very briefly every spring have made a surprise appearance.
Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration 15.10.2018 BBC: Science
The UK-led supersonic car project runs into a major funding roadblock that could stall it for good.
South Korean Warship Sails by Disputed South China Sea Islands 28.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
A South Korean warship sailed close to disputed islands in the South China Sea this month, entering what Beijing sees as its territorial waters without its permission, in a maneuver that piqued Chinese officials.
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New Tariffs Bring New Headaches on Top of Higher Costs 25.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
As of 12:01 a.m. Monday, thousands of cargo containers stacked on ships bound for the U.S. and pallets of Chinese products loaded into the cargo holds of airplanes just got more expensive.
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Search for Survivors Continues as Typhoon Cleanup Begins 17.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Hundreds of rescue workers dug through mud and debris in the Philippines on Monday, seeking survivors from a monster typhoon that also caused widespread damage in Hong Kong and the southern China coast.
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Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms 17.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.
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Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides 17.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Philippine mayor said Monday that it's unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive.
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Typhoon Mangkhut Pummels Hong Kong, Southern China 16.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The world’s most powerful storm this year bore down on Hong Kong and densely populated cities along the coast of mainland China after slashing across the Philippines, where it left at least 25 dead.
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