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April 29, 2016
Workers feeling the heat as climate change slashes productivity: report
Geneva (AFP) April 28, 2016
Climate change is exposing millions of workers to excessive heat, risking their health and income and threatening to erase more than $2.0 trillion in annual productivity by 2030, a UN report warned Thursday. More than one billion workers in countries hard-hit by global warming are already grappling with increasing severe heat, according to the report: "Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace." "Already in the current situation, several percent of working hours can be lost in ... read more

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Nepal marks quake anniversary with prayers and tears
Nepal's prime minister joined Buddhist monks at a prayer ceremony Monday to mark the start of rebuilding of five ancient monuments destroyed in an earthquake that killed thousands and devastated the country's rich cultural heritage. ... more
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Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away
Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility. ... more
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NATO to close Libya migrant route to Europe
NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe, officials said Monday. ... more
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Nepal's quake-hit ghost village begins fragile recovery
Langtang in Nepal is now little more than a graveyard. The once tranquil mountain village was obliterated last April when a massive earthquake shattered a glacier, raining tonnes of ice, snow and rock down into the valley below, where hundreds of bodies still lie buried. ... more
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Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts
Thousands of Nepalis grieved Sunday for their loved ones killed in a massive earthquake a year ago, as protesting victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them. ... more
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Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster
Global donors on Monday pledged additional money to help Ukraine keep Chernobyl safe for generations after causing the world's worst nuclear power disaster 30 years ago. ... more
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A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid
A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund. ... more
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A Chinese eye delivers new perspectives on Europe's migrant crisis
Liu Xiaodong, the acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist, has put Europe's migrant crisis at the centre of an exhibition of new work which goes on show from Friday in Florence. ... more
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NATO warns migrant smugglers 'shifting routes rapidly'
NATO said Thursday it had no plans to wind up a mission to stop migrant traffickers in the Aegean Sea and warned smugglers were changing routes very quickly. ... more
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Ecuador's president announces economic measures in wake of killer quake
Ecuador's president has announced drastic economic measures, including an increase in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions, to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000. ... more
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30 years on, Russia's Chernobyl victims say they have been abandoned
Russian pensioner Anna Venderenko says her village wrestles daily with the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, dreading the moment when a lifeline provided by the government in Moscow is slashed. ... more
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NASA tests earthquake mitigation system
Rob Berry, an engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the principal investigator for the disruptive tuned mass system addresses media before tests at the Large Sc ... more
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Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on
Ukraine next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, when human error and flawed Soviet reactor technology led to the world's worst nuclear accident. ... more
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Coffins pile up in Ecuador stadium-turned-morgue
A hodgepodge of donated coffins in various shapes, sizes and colors is piled in a corner of the football stadium in the Ecuadoran resort town of Pedernales. ... more
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Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped
International rescuers and aid groups rushed Tuesday to help victims of Ecuador's earthquake as searchers dug for families trapped in rubble three days after the disaster that killed more than 400 people. ... more
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Japan opens prison to shelter quake evacuees
Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges of dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes. ... more
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Chernobyl zone turns into testbed for Nature's rebound
What happens when the site of the world's worst nuclear accident is left all but abandoned for nearly 30 years? ... more
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Japan battles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake
Japan on Monday enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide. ... more
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Rescuers in desperate search for survivors of deadly Ecuador quake
Rescuers in Ecuador clawed through collapsed buildings Monday as they scrambled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed 272 people, injured thousands, and caused widespread coastal destruction. ... more
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Ecuador quake survivors dig for kin with bare hands
The desperation driving survivors of Ecuador's powerful earthquake to find loved ones trapped under rubble could be seen in the tools many used in their amateur rescue attempts: none. ... more
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Natural disasters since 1900 'have cost $7 trillion'
Natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 percent of the total, researchers said Monday. ... more
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Rescuers pull out survivors of deadly Ecuador quake
Rescuers and desperate families clawed through the rubble Monday pulling out the first survivors of an earthquake that killed 350 people and destroyed towns in a tourist region of Ecuador. ... more
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Rescuers pull out survivors of deadly Ecuador quake
Rescuers and desperate families clawed through rubble Monday, pulling out survivors two days after an earthquake that killed at least 413 people and devastated a tourist region of Ecuador. ... more
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Japan battles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake
Japan on Monday enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide. ... more
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