I dare say that this is a huge story that has barely been touched in western media.
Two maps show why the 2012 Hurricane season may be devastating.
The United Nations is preparing for the worst as Hurricaine Irene bears down on Hai
If you ever find yourself thinking that there seemed to be a lot of natural disasters last year," you'd be correct. The Japan earthquake and tsunami has rightly dominated the headlines recently, but between the Pakistan floods, Haiti earthquake, floods in China and west Africa, 2010 was a particularly bad year for natural disasters
The UN is out with a new report showing that natural disasters cost about $109 billion in economic damage in 2010. That's compared to about $35 billion in 2009.
One of the biggest storms in recent history pounded the Philippines today and is en route to southern China. The United States is reportedly diverting military assets to the Philippines to help with humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts.