Tag: disasters

Home » disasters
Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
Post

Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

Rare Red Sea Brine Pool Holds Secrets of Past Natural Disasters
Post

Rare Red Sea Brine Pool Holds Secrets of Past Natural Disasters

A brine pool is a rare and bizarre anomaly of nature: water so dense with salt that it won’t mix with seawater and forms a clearly defined “lake” on the ocean floor, becoming a toxic environment where few organisms survive. Now researchers have discovered a unique brine pool in an arm of the Red Sea...

Diseases Explode after Extreme Flooding and Other Climate Disasters
Post

Diseases Explode after Extreme Flooding and Other Climate Disasters

More than four months after devastating monsoon floods began in Pakistan, at least 1,500 people have died, and the waters that inundated nearly the entire country have yet to recede. This ongoing emergency is causing illness and communicable disease to spread, and these effects are likely to be much more deadly than the initial catastrophe. “The...

Fresh Russian Strikes Leave Parts of Ukraine Without Power
Post

Fresh Russian Strikes Leave Parts of Ukraine Without Power

Updated Oct. 22, 2022 12:07 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) KYIV, Ukraine—Russia launched one of its most destructive attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure Saturday, using a fresh wave of cruise missile attacks to escalate its campaign to leave the country without power as winter approaches. Energy-grid operator Ukrenergo said Saturday that more than...

Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure
Post

Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure

Listen to article (2 minutes) KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine called on residents to limit their use of electricity on Thursday after 10 days of targeted Russian missile-and-drone attacks damaged critical energy infrastructure across the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would meet officials on Thursday to accelerate repairs to facilities and urged residents to ration their...