Archive: Natural Disasters

The tornado levelled several blocks in the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma disaster brings sombre mood to Westminster

The heated debate over gay marriage was overshadowed by news of a catastrophic tornado in Oklahoma today, which killed at least 91 people.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: What natural disasters can teach us

    Learning about surviving disasters, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), has resulted in a unique bank of research data which provides insights into what makes an effective community response at this critical time. Community responses are key to helping children and young people who survive major natural disasters.

  • BASC’s engagement with Natural History GCSE essential

    BASC has responded proactively to an OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) consultation on developing a Natural History GCSE qualification.

  • BASC: Step inside Scotland’s Natural Larder

    A new campaign aimed at promoting the healthy properties of game meat has been launched by Scottish Natural Heritage and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • BASC and Natural England sign partnership agreement

    A partnership agreement which recognises the important role of shooting’s conservation contribution to the English Countryside has been signed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and Natural England.

  • Three-day period of national mourning begins in cyclone-hit Burma

    UK govt still worried as more Burma aid begins

    International development secretary Douglas Alexander says the UK will continue to press Burma on its aid delivery conditions as the south-east Asian country begins three days of mourning.

  • Tens of thousands have died in Burma

    PM demands Burma action

    Gordon Brown has called on the international community to accelerate its efforts to end the "humanitarian disaster" in Burma.

  • Pitt Review: UK 'unprepared for flood risk'

    Govt 'must adopt' national flood plan

    The government should establish a nationwide strategy for dealing with the risk of flooding in the same way it plans for a potential terrorist attack or flu pandemic, a review of this summer's floods has concluded.

  • Some local authorities bearing 73 per cent of costs

    Flood funding 'inconsistent'

    Some local authorities would be unable to cover the costs of a repeat of this summer's flooding, a report warned today.

  • ABI calls for coordinated flood management

    Industry calls for 25-year flood plan

    The insurance industry has called on the government to develop a 25-year flood strategy to guard against the rising risk of flooding.

  • This summer's flooding cost insurers billions

    LGA demands flood fund fast-track

    A planned increase for flood defences should be introduced immediately rather than being deferred for three years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.

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