Burma’s government says past three years that the number of climate-induced disasters such as floods and cyclones has increased over the past three years.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake briefly jolted buildings in Burma’s largest city and commercial hub Rangoon on Monday evening at around 8:50 p.m. local time.
Ending extreme poverty is essential to save lives and limit damage from disasters, says UN chief Ban Ki-Moon.
According to the Department of Archaeology, the number of temples that suffered severe damage in Bagan has more than doubled from initial estimates.
A leading Thai seismologist says that the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Burma on Wednesday may have been just a foreshock of a stronger temblor.
Police and soldiers have been called in to help protect and rebuild centuries-old Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a day after at least 187 of the brick temples were damaged in…