Weather beating for rice production

It seems like there is either too much or too little water in the Southeast Asian region. The last three months have seen heavy seasonal rain and flooding across Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines, exacerbated by tropical storms Son-Tinh, Ampil, Joe, and, more recently, super typhoon Mangkhut. This has resulted in deadly consequences, including triggering dam failures in Lao PDR’s Champasak and Myanmar’s Swar creek.

24 September 2018

Philippines braces for super typhoon

The Philippines raised its storm alert on Friday and warned of major destruction, hours before Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) was due to make landfall with fierce winds and drenching rains.Thousands have already fled their homes on the Philippines' northern coastal tip ahead of the early Saturday arrival of what forecasters have called the strongest typhoon yet this year.Businesses and residents on Luzon island, which is home to millions, were boarding up windows and tying down roofs th

15 September 2018