23 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hundreds of people marched in downtown Yangon on Sunday as part of the Global Climate Strike to demand that action be taken to address the worsening effects of climate change around the world. At least 200 protesters gathered in front of Bogyoke Market and marched...
21 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State government minister of natural resources and environment conservation Dr. Min Kyi said that they did not provide information on potential landslide sites in advance as they did not want people to get concerned over the potential for this form of natural disast...
19 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most businesses in Myanmar are not prepared for natural disasters that hit the country every year, such as drought, cyclones, landslides and floods, experts said. U Soe Tun, co-chair of the Myanmar Private Sector Disaster Management Network, said private businesse...
18 Sep 19 - Source: The Irrawady - YANGON—Lying 5 meters below mean sea level, receiving a large amount of rainfall during the monsoon season and surrounded by waterways on three sides, the nearly 20,000-acres of land on the west bank of the Yangon River that lie directly across from Myanmar's comme...
14 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - The risks of climate change to Myanmar were discussed at a seminar for MPs organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Naypyitaw this week.The event held on September 9 gave MPs from seven Hluttaw committees a chance to discuss the issue with three i...
DRR-Team is looking for three or four experts for a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in mid-August. These floods caused the displacement of more than 110,000 persons, and more than 70 people were killed in a landslide. The mission will focus on the Bilin and Lower Thanlwin rive...
05 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A ceremony to accept donations from the Road and Bridge B.O.T Entrepreneurs Association to provide aid to flood-affected regions was held at the Vice President's meeting hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.Vice President U Henry ...
05 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Strong winds, heavy rain, flash floods and landslides brought about by the monsoon season that started on June 25 have killed 91 people, and injured another 65, the Disaster Management Department said on Wednesday. More than 200,000 people have been displaced by f...
04 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Floods brought on by torrential rain have damaged 9,897 acres out of 81,523 acres of monsoon paddy cultivated in four townships of Myeik District, including Taninthayi Township, in the current fiscal year, according to the Myeik District Agriculture ...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Heavy rain caused floods damaging roads, bridges and houses in the vicinity of Taung Nyo dam in the east of Natalin Township, Tharyarwaddy District, Bago Region.The floods left damage worth of over K42 millions and houses affecting 50 people in the t...
02 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The National Disaster Management Committee yesterday provided relief to flood victims and rice seeds to farmers to aid re-planting efforts on flood-affected fields in Taninthayi Township.At a meeting held for flood victims at the Taninthayi Town Hall...
30 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The past five years have been the hottest on record in the Asia-Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across the region, cascading into slow onset disasters such as drought. Yet heat is only part of the picture. Tropical cyclones in new, unprepared parts of ...
29 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - A team of international and local scientists have announced the discovery of previously unknown species of freshwater mussels in Myanmar. The discovery of four new freshwater mussel species and four new subspecies was recently announced by a team from the wildlife...
Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta region and surrounding coastal area to migrate to higher land in the upper Ayeyarwady Delta and abandoned their professions. ​By KYAW NYUNT LINN | MYANMAR WATER PORTALIntrusion occurs whe...
27 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - To prevent farmland flooding, more than K9 billion will be needed to repair creeks and ditches that have silted up, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation. Creeks and ditches that have silted up cause water levels in rivers to rise, so...

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