keywords: Floods

  • INTERNATIONAL

    Urban planning threatens Jakarta’s river dwellers

    • Ben Fraser
    • 08 August 2007

    More than 300,000 Jakarta residents were displaced following the floods in January. Preparedness for the next flood is compromised by the river dwellers' unlawful status, and the government’s desire to clear these slum areas from the riverbank.

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  • INFORMATION

    A selection of some of the letters regarding Frank Brennan's most recent piece

    • 13 July 2007

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Time to plan for migration forced by climate change

    • David Corlett
    • 13 June 2007
    5 Comments

    Even the skeptics are accepting that climate change is with us. Yet the impact of climate change on the movement of people around the world – usually the poorest – is almost entirely absent from public debate.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Triumph of the tree huggers

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 27 February 2007

    In the past six months, climate change has gone from an idea which may have some future relevance to something which is already happening around us. Each region of the world seems to have had its own epiphany over climate change.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Studying spiders as medicinal venom factories

    • Hamish Townsend
    • 23 December 2006
    2 Comments

    Queensland Museum arachnologist Dr Robert Raven says spider venoms have an amazing number of uses. A Year 12 science class at Maningrida (NT) helps him map the the molecules of venom, which will makes certain drugs much cheaper and more effective.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Changed climate will cook the elderly

    • Kate Mannix
    • 04 September 2006
    4 Comments

    When the human body gets to 42°C, it starts to cook. Death is inevitable, and it is the most vulnerable who will go first. While the CSIRO has projections on the likely effects of climate change in Australia, there has been little work on what that will actually mean for human health outcomes in specific regions.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bless you, love letters, high tide and the travel bug

    • Eureka Street editor
    • 30 April 2006

    Thoughts from around the nation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bracing for the five-ring circus

    • Jeremy Clarke
    • 27 April 2006

    The Chinese people are conscious of the immense work involved in bringing a ‘New Beijing’ into being before the ‘Great Olympics’

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    A hard rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    If our actions are contributing to a climate which makes catastrophic hurricanes more likely, surely we owe it to the dead, maimed and homeless  to examine those actions more closely.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The child as verb

    • Brian Doyle
    • 21 April 2006

    Brian Doyle on miraculousness.

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  • RELIGION

    Mystery of the monastère

    • Isabel Huggan
    • 20 April 2006

    Four days in a French convent were not enough to satisfy the curiosity of this writer.  

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