Crucial Prayer Topics : Natural Disasters

Ebola Spreading 'Exponentially'
NBC News - September 9, 2014

The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday....[view article]

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Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure
The Washington Post - September 9, 2014

Until this year's epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, scientists still don't fully understand how Ebola arrived from Central Africa, where outbreaks of this strain of the virus had occurred in the past....[view article]

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World Health Organization: Ebola Has Killed 2,288, Nearly Half in Past 21 Days
Breitbart - September 9, 2014

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has claimed 2,288 lives, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, stressing that nearly half had died in less than a month....[view article]

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Patient tested in California for possible Ebola exposure
CNN - August 21, 2014

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California....[view article]

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If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained
National Geographic - August 20, 2014

We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins....[view article]

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Kenya Closes Borders To Stop Spread Of Ebola Virus
- August 19, 2014

Kenya officials have stopped travelers from entering the country by closing its borders to all ports of entry, including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria, according to NPR. The closing of Kenya's borders is in an effort to stop the potential of spreading the disease far and wide. The World Health Organization has issued a statement indicating the potential for Ebola to spread has been ‘vastly underestimated.'...[view article]

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Ebola: Spider's web of infection is growing as hunt continues for 30,000 'victims' of outbreak
- July 31, 2014

Nigeria’s Special Advisor on Public Health Dr Yewande Adeshina said: “We’re actually looking at contacting over 30,000 people”...[view article]

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Saving lives on the Ebola front line in West Africa
BBC - July 30, 2014

We arrive at the Ebola Treatment Centre in the forested town of Gueckadou in South East Guinea to a grim scene....[view article]

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Paul Singer: This threat is 'head-and-shoulders' above all others
CNBC - July 30, 2014

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer has issued an unusual warning for investors, calling the threat of a widespread blackout from an electromagnetic surge the "most significant danger" in the world....[view article]

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Flesh-eating bacteria rampant in Florida waters
Tech Times - July 30, 2014

People headed to Florida beaches may want to proceed with caution. The state has said high levels of flesh-eating Vibrio bacteria have been detected in its waters....[view article]

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Mission workers have contracted deadly Ebola
OneNewsNow.com - July 29, 2014

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has taken the lives of hundreds is now touching lives closer to home as two Americans in Christian service there have been infected....[view article]

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Ebola outbreak: Victim who sparked fears of global epidemic was on way home to US
Telegraph - July 29, 2014

Patrick Sawyer could have brought Ebola to US but died in Nigeria while en route to family in Minnesota...[view article]

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Prayer for Ebola Victim in Africa
- July 28, 2014

"Saturday afternoon, we learned that Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, had tested positive for the Ebola virus. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Samaritan’s Purse isolation center at ELWA Hospital. We are continuing medical operations at our Ebola Case Management Centers in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Liberia Ministry of Health and other global health authorities. Dr. Brantly has...[view article]

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NASA Satellites Reveal Shocking Groundwater Loss In Colorado River Basin
Huffington Post - July 28, 2014

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites....[view article]

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U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia
Reuters - July 28, 2014

A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse....[view article]

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Liberia closes borders as Ebola hits major west African cities
AFP - July 28, 2014

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa's largest cities....[view article]

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Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death
Guardian - July 23, 2014

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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W.African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads
Breitbart - July 2, 2014

There have been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, with 467 people dead....[view article]

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Liberia vows prosecution for hiding Ebola patients
Breitbart - June 30, 2014

Liberia's president warned Monday that anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted....[view article]

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Mount Etna Volcano Erupts
- June 18, 2014

Mount Etna is the world's most active volcano. Today the latest eruptions at Mount Etna have resulted in the closure of the Catania Airport in Sicily....[view article]

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Home> Technology Swarm of Earthquakes in Alaska Puzzles Scientists
ABC News - June 18, 2014

A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little activity, seismologists said....[view article]

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June Snow: Winter Storm in Montana, Utah, Wyoming As Summer Approaches
The Weather Channel - June 18, 2014

Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies. Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall total in June. Lake-effect rain and snow has also developed off the Great Salt Lake, with snow above 7,000 feet....[view article]

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Solar Flares Disrupt Communications on Earth, Could Send Shockwave on Friday the 13th
ABC News - June 12, 2014

The sun has had three major solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth and could send a shockwave through Earth this Friday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....[view article]

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10 tips for building resiliency in a post-disaster community
- June 11, 2014

Recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan are far from over; while the emergency relief phase is virtually finished seven months after the disaster, resiliency remains a challenge....[view article]

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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes
AP - Associated Press - May 27, 2014

The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts - but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see....[view article]

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Palm Beach County man diagnosed with chikungunya
- May 22, 2014

A 66-year-old man became the first person in Palm Beach County - and the fourth in Florida - to come down with chikungunya fever after contracting the mosquito-borne virus in the Caribbean, the county Health Department announced Wednesday....[view article]

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Burger worker may have exposed thousands to hepatitis
USA TODAY - May 22, 2014

Health officials worry that as many as 5,000 people could have been exposed to hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant here after a worker was diagnosed with the virus....[view article]

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Michelle’s meals turn off the kids
The Hill - May 21, 2014

More than a million kids confronted by healthier school lunches are turning up their noses, leaving the cafeteria and heading out to get a burger instead.    ...[view article]

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Florida MERS patient sat in busy ER for hours
Reuters - May 16, 2014

The second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) spent at least four hours in the public waiting room of a busy Florida emergency department before he was seen by a doctor, a hospital official said....[view article]

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LAX Passengers Warned Of Emerging SARS-Like Virus
CBC News - May 15, 2014

Travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and over a dozen other airports nationwide were being warned Wednesday of the emerging threat of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS)....[view article]

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Karl Rove: Hillary may have brain damage
- May 13, 2014

Karl Rove stunned a conference when he suggested Hillary Clinton may have brain damage. “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”...[view article]

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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Report Claims That US Has Contingency Deal With Brazil, Australia
- May 8, 2014

If the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts then millions of U.S. citizens could end up in Brazil, Australia, or Argentina....[view article]

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2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History
- April 28, 2014

US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot....[view article]

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Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA ‘Superbug’ Found In US Homes
CBSNews.com - April 23, 2014

An anti-biotic resistant "superbug" that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new "reservoir" location: inside U.S. homes....[view article]

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Long Beach health officials report increase in whooping cough cases
- April 23, 2014

Long Beach has seen a nearly ninefold increase in whooping cough cases so far this year compared with the same time period in 2013, city health officials say....[view article]

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Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes
- April 23, 2014

It must be frustrating to be hit by a huge earthquake, and then have experts inform you that the "Big One" might still be coming. Yet that's part of life in Chile: Despite being rocked by a major temblor earlier this month, the country seems to have gotten off relatively easy this time. As one geophysicist said: "Could be tomorrow, could be in 50 years; we do not know when it's going to occur. But the key point here is...[view article]

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The drought hitting 40 percent of the entire country, in 5 maps
- April 17, 2014

With a hot summer and wildfire season right around the corner, huge chunks of the western United States are experiencing record droughts. Parts of California, Nevada and Arizona are drier than they have been in 1,200 years, putting at risk millions of acres of farm and forest lands....[view article]

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Colorado tumbleweeds overrun drought areas
AP - Associated Press - April 9, 2014

Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school....[view article]

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Drought now affecting two thirds of Texas
CHRON.com - April 8, 2014

The Lone Star State can't seem to stay out of the heat. In a new drought report by the Texas Water Development Board, the state saw worsening conditions that now affect two thirds of Texas....[view article]

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West Africa Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging' ever: WHO
AFP - April 8, 2014

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111....[view article]

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Ebola outbreak spreads panic in West Africa
USA TODAY - April 3, 2014

The rising death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has sparked fear across the region with at least 80 already having died from the nearly always fatal virus....[view article]

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Worst Ebola Outbreak in Seven Years Kills 83 in Guinea
Bloomberg - April 2, 2014

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in seven years climbed to 83 in Guinea as the aid organization Doctors Without Borders said the disease’s geographical spread marks the flare-up as unprecedented....[view article]

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Ebola: Suspected Canada Case
AFP - March 25, 2014

Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms....[view article]

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Millions Die Every Year From Air Pollution
VOA News - March 25, 2014

The World Health Organization reports air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. A new report finds seven million people died from exposure to air pollution in 2012, more than double the number previously estimated in 2008....[view article]

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Here comes El Nino
AP - Associated Press - March 10, 2014

Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere....[view article]

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Up to 100,000 dead fish in Nevada marina mystery
AP - Associated Press - January 15, 2014

State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago....[view article]

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Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Philippines
VOA News - November 19, 2013

In the Philippines, authorities are getting a better handle on the extent of the damage from Typhoon Haiyan, as more disaster responders penetrate remote areas. They have determined that more than one million homes and 3,200 public schools have been destroyed. While aid is reaching some remote areas, authorities are having difficulty sustaining regular deliveries....[view article]

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Horn of Africa Polio Outbreak Thwarts Global Eradication Effort
VOA News - October 31, 2013

The global community came tantalizingly close earlier this year to ridding the world of polio.  But then in May, the eradication effort took a powerful blow. The virus turned up again in the Horn of Africa, first in Somalia....[view article]

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Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water
Reuters - October 3, 2013

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months....[view article]

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Pakistan earthquake latest: Death toll reaches 327; New island created
- September 25, 2013

At least 373 injured; Island up to 100 feet high and 200 feet wide...[view article]

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Drug-resistant 'superbugs' deemed urgent threats, CDC says
Fox News - September 16, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a diarrhea-causing superbug and a class of fast-growing killer bacteria dubbed a "nightmare" were classified as urgent public-health threats in the United States on Monday....[view article]

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Hurricane Sandy Forced Cities To Rethink Power Supply
Huffington Post - September 10, 2013

Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wreaked on New York City and the rest of the Northeast in 2012 could prove to be a turning point in how people think about the way electricity is produced and distributed, particularly in storm-prone areas, with some states and cities starting to turn to what are known as microgrids....[view article]

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More leaks feared at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
CNN - September 3, 2013

The drip, drip, drip of bad news about Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant keeps going....[view article]

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Sudden Turn in Flames Doomed Firefighters
Wall Street Journal - July 2, 2013

The 19 elite firefighters who died Sunday in an out-of-control wildfire were trained to handle the most dangerous conditions, the kind that raced through the nearby village of Yarnell and burned more than 8,000 acres and more than 200 structures....[view article]

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Heat wave: Death Valley braces for record heat
LA Times - July 1, 2013

At noon, the temperature stood at 122 in the shade, what little of it there was....[view article]

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Colorado wildfires: Black Forest Fire, Royal Gorge Fire, Big Meadows fires
Denver Post - June 13, 2013

Wildfires in Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are all burning as temperatures verging on triple digits and high winds hit Colorado....[view article]

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FEMA Denies Aid Request for West, Texas Explosion Disaster
Breitbart - June 12, 2013

On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly sent a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry to notify him that FEMA would not be providing federal emergency management aid for the West, Texas explosion that virtually destroyed the entire town. According to the Associated Press, the letter said that the explosion "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration."...[view article]

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Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5
- June 4, 2013

The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Witnesses describe deadly Oklahoma tornado: ‘All you could hear were screams’
AP - Associated Press - May 21, 2013

The scene he saw was harrowing, but it's the sounds at Plaza Towers Elementary that Stuart Earnest Jr. says will haunt him forever. "All you could hear were screams," Earnest said. "The people screaming for help. And the people trying to help were also screaming."  ...[view article]

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Sun unleashes strong solar flares
Fox News - May 16, 2013

The sun has unleashed four potent solar flares over the past few days, according to NASA....[view article]

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WHO reports first patient-to-nurse spread of new SARS-like virus
Reuters - May 16, 2013

Two health workers in Saudi Arabia have become infected with a potentially fatal new SARS-like virus after catching it from patients in their care - the first evidence of such transmission within a hospital, the World Health Organization said....[view article]

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Study: Handbags May Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat
CBSNews.com - May 16, 2013

Many ladies love their handbags and will spend a lot of money for the latest and greatest, but a new study says what is inside those bags may be covered in germs worse than what you'll find in the bathroom....[view article]

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Disasters displaced over 32 million people in 2012, rising trend forecast
Reuters - May 13, 2013

Natural disasters forced 32.4 million people from their homes in 2012, with climate and weather hazards such as floods and storms causing 98 percent of the displacement, a report said on Monday....[view article]

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Earth's greenhouse gas levels approach 400-ppm milestone
LA Times - May 7, 2013

The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego....[view article]

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Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says
LA Times - May 7, 2013

'Wet areas will get wetter and dry areas will get drier,' says a scientist, describing the findings of a NASA-led study on rainfall trends. Drought-prone places include the Southwestern United States....[view article]

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Boston Bomber Thought 'Elders of Zion' Legitimate
Christian Newswire - April 25, 2013

The rapid-fire pace with which natural and man-made disasters continue to pummel the United States has had a riveting effect upon the nation, causing many to seriously consider "what is going on?" And while most of those asking continue to lean toward "more laws" to combat these phenomena, the answer just may be much simpler than that....[view article]

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China's bird flu crisis claims new victim
- April 9, 2013

Seventh person dies following infection, state-run news agency reports...[view article]

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New bird flu strain causes fifth death in China
AP - Associated Press - April 4, 2013

A middle-aged man who transported poultry for a living and another unidentified person have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll to five among 14 confirmed cases in China, the government and state media reported Thursday....[view article]

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Nasa's advice on asteroid hitting Earth: pray
Telegraph - March 20, 2013

Charles Bolden, the chief of the Nasa, has warned that the US space agency's best advice on how to handle a large asteroid heading towards New York City is "pray"....[view article]

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Climate Change Biggest Threat
Huffington Post - March 12, 2013

Despite renewed threats from nuclear North Korea, missile stockpiling in China and a standoff between China and Japan over a small string of islands, the head of the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet has declared the greatest threat to long-term peace in the region is climate change....[view article]

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'Nightmare' bacteria spreading in U.S. hospitals, nursing homes: CDC
MSNBC - March 7, 2013

A "nightmare" bacteria that is resistant to powerful antibiotics and kills half of those it infects has surfaced in nearly 200 U.S. hospitals and nursing homes, federal health officials reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Cuba, too, reports powerful meteorite explosion
AP - Associated Press - February 20, 2013

Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to but smaller than the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents describing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls....[view article]

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On Climate Change, Some Arguments Shift
Wall Street Journal - February 5, 2013

Climate change is back on the agenda in Washington after President Barack Obama's call to action in his second inaugural address. And while polls suggest that public belief that manmade causes are behind warmer temperatures isn't yet back to the levels seen in the middle of the last decade, concern about climate change is recovering from the economic collapse of 2008-09, which buried the issue under economic worries....[view article]

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Violent Weather Spurs Widespread Damage
The Weather Channel - January 30, 2013

An unusual January severe weather system that started Tuesday afternoon continued to barrel its way east Wednesday, stretching from the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic....[view article]

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Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source
Fox News - January 29, 2013

A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables....[view article]

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Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up On Pawleys Island
- January 16, 2013

There is a mystery along the South Carolina coast. Thousands of dead fish washed up on the beach at the south end of Pawleys Island Tuesday afternoon....[view article]

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Haiti quietly marks 3rd anniversary of quake
CBSNews.com - January 15, 2013

President Michel Martelly urged Haitians to recall the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives in a devastating earthquake three years ago, marking the disaster's anniversary Saturday with a simple ceremony....[view article]

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Impact of climate change hitting home, US report finds
Wall Street Journal - January 15, 2013

The consequences of climate change are now hitting the United States on several fronts, including health, infrastructure, water supply, agriculture and especially more frequent severe weather, a congressionally mandated study has concluded....[view article]

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Hospital Opens Emergency Tent in Midst of Increasing Flu Cases
NBC News - January 8, 2013

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest opens an emergency triage to care for the increased number of people with flu-like symptoms...[view article]

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An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet
The New York Times - December 20, 2012

For those who might be keeping score, we just passed the 333rd consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th-century average....[view article]

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Hoboken overwhelmed by clothing donations
Fox News - November 13, 2012

A group of volunteers from Cape May County drove hours with truckloads and truckloads of clothes, toiletries and blankets for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The problem is the city of Hoboken is out of room for the stuff, so it wound up on the sidewalk....[view article]

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Nor'easter remains on track to hit East Coast midweek
Fox News - November 5, 2012

A significant wintry storm is still on track to strike the same East Coast areas hit by Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday....[view article]

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In fiery speech, Giuliani calls on Obama to resign, faults him for Libya
CNN - November 5, 2012

(CNN) - Not long after taking a few seconds of silence for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, Rudy Giuliani began ripping into Obama on Friday while speaking at major campaign event for the honorable Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Ohio....[view article]

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North America shows greatest increase in weather-related catastrophes 1980 - 2011!
- October 29, 2012

Most effected country on the world with bad weather related damages!...[view article]

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Sandy Potential Impacts Norfolk to NYC, Boston
Accu Weather - October 23, 2012

Depending on the path of Sandy, now brewing in the Caribbean, people along the East Coast during the week of Halloween could be looking a destructive storm or breathing a sigh of relief....[view article]

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Millions to take part in largest ever-earthquake drill
Telegraph - October 18, 2012

More than 13 million Americans are expected to clamber under desks and hide beneath tables on Thursday as they take part in the world's largest-ever earthquake drill....[view article]

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Yosemite Workers Tested For Hantavirus, Ordered To Keep Quiet
CBSNews.com - September 27, 2012

California public health officials have tested 100 workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to the deadly mouse-borne hantavirus....[view article]

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Oregon Plague Victim Loses Fingers And Toes
CBSNews.com - September 19, 2012

An Oregon man who nearly died from the plague in June has now lost his withered fingers and toes to the disease known as the Black Death....[view article]

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Costa Rica escapes serious damage from big quake
AP - Associated Press - September 6, 2012

The bulletins were terrifying: a powerful earthquake had struck off the coast of this Central American country, spawning a tsunami warning and bringing fears of widespread catastrophe....[view article]

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Oil falls to $112 as Isaac misses oil platforms
Reuters - August 29, 2012

Brent crude oil slipped to $112 on Wednesday as Hurricane Isaac, which hit land in Louisiana, left U.S. Gulf Coast oil production facilities without significant damage....[view article]

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Isaac a blessing and a curse for U.S. farmers
Reuters - August 29, 2012

Torrential rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac will bring relief to a large chunk of drought-stricken cropland but will stall early harvest of corn, soybeans and rice, an agricultural meteorologist said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Manhattan to be sprayed against West Nile virus
AFP - August 29, 2012

One of New York's most expensive neighborhoods will be sprayed this week with pesticide to combat the West Nile virus, officials said Tuesday....[view article]

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Swarm of quakes rattle California, Arizona: USGS
AFP - August 27, 2012

A series of earthquakes measuring up to 5.4 rattled southern California, Arizona and the Mexican border region Sunday, seismologists said, although no damage or injuries were immediately reported....[view article]

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US corn, soy prices hit records as drought lingers
France24.com - August 22, 2012

US corn and soybean prices closed at new record highs Tuesday as a new survey showed worse-than-expected crop damage from a brutal drought across the country's central breadbasket....[view article]

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Could hurricane wreak havoc at Republican convention? Will it be Isaac?
The Washington Post - August 21, 2012

For three straight simulations, NOAA's Global Forecast System (GFS) model has tracked a tropical system right over the Florida peninsula through or close to Tampa just as the Republican National Convention is ramping up. Assuming this system - presently a little swirl in the open Atlantic - strengthens some, it will be named Isaac....[view article]

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Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
The New York Times - July 26, 2012

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms....[view article]

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Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
The New York Times - July 26, 2012

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms....[view article]

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Study warns of continued rise in wildfires in western U.S., elsewhere
CNN - July 4, 2012

If you look at the images of destruction from Colorado, it's not hard to see why officials have called the Waldo Canyon Fire the most destructive in state history. Last week, it was like a monster roaring down a mountainside, swallowing houses whole....[view article]

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Colorado wildfires: Several fires explode across Front Range Read more: Colorado wildfires: Several fires explode across Front Range
Denver Post - June 27, 2012

A three-day-old wildfire erupted with catastrophic fury Tuesday, ripping across the foothills neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, devouring an untold number of homes and sending tens of thousands fleeing to safety in what was shaping up as one of the biggest disasters in state history. "This is a firestorm of epic proportions," said Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown. The Waldo Canyon fire in El Paso County - which had been growing in the forested hills on the city's west side...[view article]

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Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'
- May 30, 2012

This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has "entered the end stage". The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history....[view article]

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Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off California
Reuters - May 29, 2012

Low levels of nuclear radiation from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima power plant have turned up in bluefin tuna off the California coast, suggesting that these fish carried radioactive compounds across the Pacific Ocean faster than wind or water can....[view article]

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Tsunami watch lifted after two big earthquakes
CNN - April 11, 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled....[view article]

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Africa's impoverished Sahel down to its last grains; 15 million including 1.5 million children are suffering malnutrition.
- April 11, 2012

GENEVA - Children's aid organisation UNICEF on Tuesday led a cross-agency appeal for funds for the Sahel region where 15 million are suffering from malnutrition, it said....[view article]

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Apparent tornadoes strike northeast Alabama, Indiana
CNN - March 2, 2012

(CNN) -- A powerful severe storm system moved across the United States on Friday, causing at least three apparent tornadoes from Alabama to Indiana and threatening even more destruction as the day wore on....[view article]

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Radiation detected 400 miles off Japanese coast
AP - Associated Press - February 22, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 400 miles off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, with water showing readings of up to 1,000 times more than prior levels, scientists reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Messages show conflict within NRC after Japan's earthquake and tsunami
The Washington Post - February 8, 2012

The NRC e-mails reveal disagreement about how to advise the Japanese....[view article]

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Warm Winter Could Cause Critter Problems
CBSNews.com - February 2, 2012

A study by Cornell University says this winter that wasn't has led to an explosion in mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. It also means deer haven't had a hard time finding things to eat....[view article]

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Seagate: Shortage of Disk Drives to Continue Through 2012
PC World - February 1, 2012

Seagate Technology said Tuesday that supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) this year will continue to fall short of demand, leading large customers to look to long-term agreements to ensure supply after devastating floods in Thailand....[view article]

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Bitter cold records broken in Alaska – all time coldest record nearly broken, but Murphy's Law intervenes
Forbes.com - January 31, 2012

Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971, which is not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, it seems the battery died in the weather station just at the critical moment....[view article]

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Nearly 7 Million Bats Died Across Northeast From Mysterious Disease
CBSNews.com - January 30, 2012

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A national organization of recreational cavers is questioning a new estimate of the number of bats killed by a mysterious ailment that is spreading across the country....[view article]

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APNewsBreak: $7.5M to repair Washington Monument
AP - Associated Press - January 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that's needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument from last summer's East Coast earthquake. Many believe that this was a sign from the Lord and the Baal/Masonic symbol put on notice....[view article]

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12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain
US News & World Report - January 12, 2012

The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back-that's because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that's not covered by this season's vaccine....[view article]

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Mass burial for Philippines floods victims
BBC - December 19, 2011

A mass burial has been organised in the Philippines for scores of people killed by flash floods on the southern island of Mindanao....[view article]

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Black Widow Spiders Infest Navy Warship
CBSNews.com - December 14, 2011

BATH, Maine (AP) - A Navy shipbuilder in Maine says it had to fumigate a warehouse and part of a warship because a shipment of parts from the West Coast contained about two-dozen venomous black widow spiders....[view article]

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Worst of Alaska storm over but more surges expected
Reuters - November 10, 2011

(Reuters) - The worst was over on Thursday for an "epic" winter storm that pounded Alaska's west coast with wind and snow and sent a 10-foot surge of seawater into Nome, officials said, leaving residents to assess the damage....[view article]

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Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Rises to 28
Fox News - October 26, 2011

The death toll linked to listeria-contaminated cantaloupes in the United States has climbed to 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday....[view article]

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UH Researcher Predicts Tsunami Debris Coming Sooner To Hawaii
ABC News - October 24, 2011

A new report coming from a Russian ship have UH researchers changing their predictions. Since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, researchers have been predicting it would take about two years for the debris from Japan to hit Hawaii's west-facing beaches....[view article]

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VIDEOS: Texas dust storm, biggest in U.S. in decades, turns sky red and black
The Washington Post - October 19, 2011

Incredible videos have emerged from Monday night's dust storm in Texas, the biggest dust storm in the United States in decades....[view article]

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Cantaloupe listeria toll continues to rise: 116 sick, 23 dead
MSN - October 13, 2011

An outbreak of listeria infections tied to contaminated Colorado cantaloupe has now sickened 116 people and left 23 dead, federal health officials reported Wednesday, making this the deadliest outbreak in more than 25 years. In addition, one pregnant woman who became ill had a miscarriage....[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons
- October 12, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse....[view article]

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Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida
CBSNews.com - October 3, 2011

MICCO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) - Florida officials are abuzz as to how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County....[view article]

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Park Service: Washington Monument to remain closed 'indefinitely'
Washington Times - September 26, 2011

The National Park Service says it has no timeframe for reopening the Washington Monument, which has been closed to the public since cracks appeared after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the area on Aug. 23....[view article]

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India quake likely the fault of two seismic events
NBC News - September 21, 2011

India's earthquake Sept. 18 was likely the result of two seismic events striking at nearly the same time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)....[view article]

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Pakistan flooding death toll rises
CNN - September 19, 2011

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The number of people killed in flooding in Pakistan has risen to at least 347 in the past six weeks, the country's national disaster authority said Monday....[view article]

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Rescuers race to reach survivors after Himalayan quake
NBC News - September 19, 2011

GAUHATI, India - Rescue workers raced Monday to clear roads blocked by mudslides as they scrambled to reach remote villages cut off after a powerful earthquake killed at least 50 people in northeast India, Nepal and Tibet....[view article]

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Over 1,300 Homes Burned in Bastrop Wildfire
Fox News - September 8, 2011

According to the latest estimates released by officials in Bastrop County, 1,386 structures, all homes, have been destroyed by the wildfire that continues to burn largely uncontained. According to a Thursday morning briefing, the wildfire remains just 30 percent contained....[view article]

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Masonic Obelisk Leaking After Hurricane Irene
NBC News - August 31, 2011

Walking into the Masonic obelisk on Monday after Hurricane Irene blew through, standing water was found puddled inside the iconic structure's interior....[view article]

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Volume of storm damage astounds governors
Washington Times - August 31, 2011

PORT REPUBLIC, Md. - Cleo Parker has spent the four days since Hurricane Irene blew by without electricity and doesn't expect to get power restored for at least another week or two....[view article]

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Irene's flooding 'could be a hundred-year event'
CNN - August 25, 2011

Miami (CNN) -- Three governors declared states of emergency Thursday as Hurricane Irene threatened to wreak havoc along the United States' Eastern Seaboard....[view article]

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Irene's US Strikes: NC Outer Banks, then New England
- August 24, 2011

After Irene strengthens on its fierce path through the Bahamas, the hurricane will take aim at the North Carolina Outer Banks and New England this weekend according to the latest computer calculated models....[view article]

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Stones fall off Washington National Cathedral
AP - Associated Press - August 24, 2011

(AP) - A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning....[view article]

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Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit US
AP - Associated Press - August 22, 2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Ricans awoke to flooded and debris-strewn streets Monday following the overnight passage of Hurricane Irene, which next took aim at the Dominican Republic on a path that could take the storm to the U.S. by the end of the week....[view article]

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UN warns famine could spread to southern Somalia
- August 22, 2011

DUBAI - The famine in five regions of southern Somalia could spread to the entire area if relief supplies do not reach the starving population on time. The next four to six weeks could be crucial, according to a senior UN official, who said the humanitarian effort should be stepped up before it is too late....[view article]

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Irene Becomes a Hurricane Over Puerto Rico; Could Hit U.S.
Fox News - August 22, 2011

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Irene reached hurricane strength early Monday after it began moving across Puerto Rico, pounding the U.S. Caribbean territory with torrential rains and winds and threatening to move toward the U.S. later in the week....[view article]

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NASA TV Press Conference on Solar Flares Thursday 2 P.M. EST
NASA - August 18, 2011

In light of the fact that we have said for some months that we should be aware of and prepare for major solar storms, this could be one of the most important press conferences of recent times - provided both NASA and the press are prepared to cover the full implications of what such solar storms can do - which includes destroying the electrical grid systems wherever a top-scale coronal mass ejection strikes. ...[view article]

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West Texas town teeters on drying up in drought
AP - Associated Press - August 18, 2011

ROBERT LEE, Texas- Ranchers in pickup trucks here stop to ladle up puddles of street water after underground pipes crack, and wilting trees are quenched with dirty bathwater hauled from tubs to front yards....[view article]

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As Horn of Africa Crisis Deepens, Lutheran World Relief Boosts Response
Christian Newswire - August 17, 2011

BALTIMORE, August 17, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the number of people in danger of starvation continues to increase in East Africa, Lutheran World Relief is working with partners on the ground to carry out an immediate and long-term crisis response....[view article]

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Somali Islamists Prevent Starving Christians From Receiving Food
Worthy News - August 17, 2011

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Worthy News)- The latest famine in Somalia has resulted in thousands of deaths, but though aid is reaching some affected areas, Islamists of Al-Shabaab are controlling its distribution, preventing Christians from receiving food and causing many of them to starve....[view article]

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Severe Solar Storms Could Paralyze Earth this Decade: NOAA
IBT: International Business Times - August 8, 2011

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency that focuses on the condition of the oceans and atmosphere, said that a severe solar storm could cause global chaos, wreck satellite communications and take down the most important power grids in the world for a period of years....[view article]

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Chronicle of a famine foretold
The Economist - August 1, 2011

ON JULY 27th, after days of toing and froing, the first aid flight at last landed in Mogadishu, capital of famine-hit Somalia. It carried 10 tonnes of plumpy nut, enough to reverse malnutrition in 3,500 children. The mission seems late. After the 1985 Ethiopian famine America's aid agency set up a Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) to give warning of disasters. It has been forecasting a threat of famine in Somalia since November....[view article]

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Hay Crisis Reaches North Texas, Ranchers Stunned At Shortage
CBSNews.com - July 28, 2011

CELINA (CBSDFW.COM) - With 75 percent of the state suffering through an exceptional drought, ranchers have begun using words like "desperation" and "panic" when it comes to finding and affording hay to feed their livestock....[view article]

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New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
Forbes.com - July 28, 2011

Study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed....[view article]

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Mercury Rising: Heat Wave Staggers into Day 6, Con Ed Warns of Power Problems
NBC News - July 21, 2011

The sweltering heat wave that has stifled the tri-state throughout the week and already has claimed nearly two dozen lives in its trek across the nation stretches into a sixth day, with the hottest temperatures expected today and tomorrow....[view article]

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VIDEO: Heat Dome: 22 Dead, High Temperatures Will Last Weeks
ABC News - July 21, 2011

The heat dome that is gripping much of the nation has 141 million people in more than two dozen states under heat advisories, while the toll in heat-related deaths stands at 22 -- and there is no immediate end to the scorching temperatures in sight....[view article]

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Fighting famine is complicated by old rivalries and alliances
The Economist - July 21, 2011

FOR the first time since the 1980s, the UN has declared a famine in Africa. An exceptionally severe drought is the main cause. More than 10m people are directly affected. The epicentre is in Somalia and Ethiopia-as aid agencies have made abundantly clear in their funding appeals-but the situation in neighbouring Eritrea is almost as desperate and politically much more complicated....[view article]

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Los Alamos Fire: EPA Testing for Radiation
ABC News - June 29, 2011

The wildfire that surrounds the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico, has grown to at least 61,000 acres amid mounting concerns about what might be in the smoke that's visible from space....[view article]

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Texas drought reduces cattle herds, water supplies
- June 29, 2011

Texas cattle ranchers are selling their herds, and some communities are running out of water, as a punishing Texas drought shows no sign of waning with the driest months still ahead. "Things are very tough and they will stay tough until Mother Nature helps us and gets us a good rain," says Pete Bonds, who raises cattle on his family ranch west of Fort Worth....[view article]

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MINOT: 'It's a sad day' — Crest could be 10 feet higher than June 1
- June 21, 2011

Disastrous. Unstoppable. Historic. Unprecedented. All words used to describe what city, county and state officials warn is an imminent assault on all residents of the Souris River Valley. The highest flows ever recorded on the Souris are approaching a city whose defenses are destined to be over run. Can the city hold?...[view article]

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Snow Falling in Colorado on Eve of Northern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice
Bloomberg - June 21, 2011

The calendar says summer starts tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow falling in the mountains of Colorado tells a different story. A storm that has prompted a tornado watch across Nebraska and Kansas today also left 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Rocky Mountains, said Joe Ramey, a weather service meteorologist in Grand Junction, Colorado....[view article]

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Landsat 5 Satellite Helps Emergency Managers Fight Largest Fire in Arizona History
Science Daily - June 17, 2011

ScienceDaily (June 16, 2011) - The largest fire in the history of the state of Arizona continues to burn and emergency managers and responders are using satellite data from a variety of instruments to plan their firefighting containment strategies and mitigation efforts once the fires are out....[view article]

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Floodwaters reach makeshift levee at Iowa town
NBC News - June 16, 2011

HAMBURG, Iowa - Missouri River floodwaters have reached the new levee that serves as the last line of defense for the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg....[view article]

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Fire Crews Gain Ground As Winds Drop In Arizona
NPR.org - June 13, 2011

A break in the windy weather helped fire crews make progress Friday against a massive wildfire whipping across eastern Arizona as thousands of people waited to return to their homes....[view article]

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2 Arizona Towns Empty as Wildfire Approaches Power Lines
Fox News - June 9, 2011

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. - Fire crews worked through the night to protect several Arizona mountain communities from a growing forest fire that has forced thousands from their homes and threatens transmission lines that supply electricity as far east as Texas....[view article]

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Experts: Time running out to solve E. coli mystery
AP - Associated Press - June 7, 2011

LONDON (AP) -- Health experts say time is running out for German investigators to find the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak, and some have been surprised - even shocked - at lapses in the German investigation....[view article]

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PHOTOS: Joplin's Six Block Scar
Mail Online - May 26, 2011

Following the devastating tornado which ripped though Joplin at the weekend, these satellite images show the extent of the damage....[view article]

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Greenpeace warns of radioactive sea life off Japan
AFP - May 26, 2011

Environmental activist group Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life it tested more than 20 kilometres (12 miles) off Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant showed radiation above legal limits....[view article]

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Names of 232 missing after Joplin tornado released
AP - Associated Press - May 26, 2011

JOPLIN, Mo. - More than 230 people remain unaccounted for four days after the deadliest single tornado in more than six decades tore through the middle of Joplin, Missouri officials said Thursday....[view article]

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Search for tornado's missing finds few amid debris
AP - Associated Press - May 26, 2011

JOPLIN, Mo. - Mike Hare has scoured the ravaged neighborhood where his 16-year-old son Lantz was seen last. He's called hospitals from Dallas to Kansas City and taken dozens of calls offering advice, prayers and hopeful tips....[view article]

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124 Dead as More Tornadoes Head Towards Joplin, Missouri
ABC News - May 25, 2011

The death toll from the monster tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., rose to at least 124 today, even as a new system of deadly storms moved across the Midwest....[view article]

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Biggest storm system in years hits Dallas-Fort Worth
- May 25, 2011

Reports of large hail, damaging winds and minor to moderate structural damage were trickling into the National Weather Service Fort Worth office early this morning after three rounds of storms swept through North Texas on Tuesday night....[view article]

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Storms hit three states, kill 13
NBC News - May 25, 2011

Violent storms that swept through the central U.S. killed at least 13 people in three states, toppling trees, crushing cars and tearing through a rural Arkansas fire station....[view article]

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oplin, Missouri Tornado: What's Causing the Rise in Deadly Storms?
ABC News - May 24, 2011

The carnage in Joplin, Missouri, has only added to an already-horrific year for tornadoes in the U.S. Sunday evening's tornado in Joplin has caused the highest death toll from a single tornado in more than 50 years....[view article]

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Death Toll From Missouri Tornado Tops 100 as Authorities Report Handful of Rescues
Fox News - May 24, 2011

JOPLIN, Mo. - Rescue crews dug through piles of splintered houses and crushed cars Monday in a search for victims of a half-mile-wide tornado that killed at least 116 people when it blasted much of this Missouri town off the map and slammed straight into its hospital....[view article]

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In Wake of Tornado, Official Says 1,500 Are Unaccounted For
The New York Times - May 24, 2011

JOPLIN, Mo. - About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country's deadliest tornado in more than 60 years. At least 117 people have died....[view article]

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89 dead after tornado in Joplin, Missouri; number expected to rise
CNN - May 23, 2011

Joplin, Missouri (CNN) -- A tornado that chewed through a densely populated area of Joplin, Missouri killed at least 89 people as it tore apart homes and businesses, ripped into a high school and caused severe damage to one of the two hospitals in the city, officials said Monday....[view article]

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Death Toll Expected to Climb After Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest
Fox News - May 23, 2011

A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people. Authorities warn that the death toll could climb Monday as search and rescuers continued their work at sunrise....[view article]

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Ash cloud from Icelandic volcano approaching UK
Telegraph - May 23, 2011

Ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano is getting closer to the UK and is expected to reach northern Scotland by tomorrow as there is no sign of winds that might sweep it away, experts said....[view article]

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Deadly Tornado Hits Minneapolis
Fox News - May 23, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS -- At least one person died when a tornado hit Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging at least 100 homes, toppling hundreds of trees and injuring at least 29 people....[view article]

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TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake
- May 16, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) admitted for the first time on May 15 that most of the fuel in one of its nuclear reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant had melted only about 16 hours after the March 11 earthquake struck a wide swath of northeastern Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami....[view article]

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La. Residents Forced to Abandon Homes Ahead of Floods
Fox News - May 16, 2011

BUTTE LAROSE, La. -- Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters were all but deserted Monday as residents heeded warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades....[view article]

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Louisiana residents rush to protect homes, escape from looming floods
CNN - May 16, 2011

Krotz Springs, Louisiana (CNN) -- Residents of towns along the swollen Mississippi River on Sunday packed up their valuables and made last-ditch efforts to place sandbags and makeshift levees outside their homes, trying to protect themselves and their homes from rising waters....[view article]

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Unease in the Miss. Delta as floodwaters spread
AP - Associated Press - May 12, 2011

RENA LARA, Miss. (AP) - Officials in a small town are trying to assure its 500 residents they are doing what they can to shore up the levee to protect them from the swollen Mississippi River....[view article]

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PHOTOS: Flooding in Memphis
NASA - May 12, 2011

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service....[view article]

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Flooded river taking aim at Mississippi Delta
AP - Associated Press - May 11, 2011

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta....[view article]

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Thousands Evacuating Mississippi River Flooding in US
VOA News - May 9, 2011

Thousands of U.S. residents are evacuating their homes along the Mississippi River as flooding in some communities has reached levels not seen in more than 80 years....[view article]

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Death toll from Japan quake nears 15,000
RIANOVOSTI - May 9, 2011

The death toll from the recent 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami in Japan has reached 14,919 people, while 9,893 remain unaccounted for, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday citing police data....[view article]

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More severe weather due after a brief lull
USA TODAY - May 9, 2011

May, which typically has the most tornadoes in the USA, will have a hard time equaling April's savagery. However, after a relatively quiet first week of May, the atmosphere appears to be gearing up for another round of violent weather this week in parts of the country....[view article]

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Point to Ponder: World's Farmers Feel the Effects of Weather
NPR.org - May 7, 2011

Scientists have long predicted that — eventually — temperatures and altered rainfall caused by global climate change will take a toll on four of the most important crops in the world: rice, wheat soy and corn....[view article]

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U.S. to blow third hole in levee as floods worsen
Reuters - May 5, 2011

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Government engineers will blow up a third section of a Mississippi River levee on Thursday to manage flooding, as a wall of water roared down the nation's largest river system, threatening towns and cities all the way to the Gulf of Mexico....[view article]

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Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building
AP - Associated Press - May 5, 2011

TOKYO (AP) - Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the country's nuclear safety agency said....[view article]

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Mayor confirms more fatalities in Tuscaloosa
- April 28, 2011

Mayor Walt Maddox has now confirmed 32 fatalities and at least 600 injured, Jason Morton is reporting. The mayor has also said Gov. Robert Bentley has pledged the full resources of the state, including use of Alabama National Guard....[view article]

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Experts: Severe weather across South could set tornado record
CNN - April 28, 2011

(CNN) -- A rare mix of factors combined to cause widespread severe weather and dozens of reported tornadoes across the southern United States Wednesday, experts said....[view article]

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Forest fires around Chernobyl could release radiation, scientists warn
Guardian - April 26, 2011

Consortium says $13.5m is needed to improve firefighting and monitoring in radiation-soaked plantations around station....[view article]

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More tornadoes expected on top of April record
USA TODAY - April 25, 2011

A severe weather forecast this week is expected to heap more tornadoes into a month that already has seen a record number of twisters that have wrecked an airport, destroyed homes and killed scores of people....[view article]

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Historic Tornado Outbreak: 3 Days, 241 Tornado Reports, 14 States
- April 18, 2011

From Thursday, April 14, 2011 to Saturday, April, 16, 2011, devastating tornadoes rampaged across communities of the southern United States. Cities and towns from Oklahoma to North Carolina were assaulted by the deadly twisters....[view article]

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Va. Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down After Storm
NBC News - April 18, 2011

Dominion Virginia Power reports that an apparent tornado touched down on the switchyard supporting the Surry Power Station and the facility's access road Saturday. The storm cut off the electrical feed from the grid to the station, which is located in Surry County, Va....[view article]

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VIDEO: Remote-Controlled Equipment Cleans Up Japan's Nuclear Disaster
PC World - April 13, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power is putting remote-controlled machinery to use at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Helicopters are being used to monitor the plant, and an excavator and transporter are being used to clear debris....[view article]

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In the tsunami aftermath, efforts are focused on new defenses
CNN - April 13, 2011

Yamada, Japan (CNN) -- Just over a month after the worst natural disaster in modern Japanese history, scientists and researchers are still trying to piece together the mystery of exactly how and why some areas were wiped out by tsunami and others escaped....[view article]

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California tsunami victim found washed ashore in Oregon
CNN - April 13, 2011

(CNN) -- The body of a 25-year-old northern California man swept out to sea while trying to photograph the tsunami's arrival from Japan last month has washed ashore about 380 miles away, in Oregon, officials there said Tuesday....[view article]

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TEPCO confirms damage to part of No. 4 unit's spent nuke fuel
- April 13, 2011

Some of the spent nuclear fuel rods stored in the No. 4 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant were confirmed to be damaged, but most of them are believed to be in sound condition, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday....[view article]

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Japan nuclear disaster tops scale
CNN - April 12, 2011

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's prime minister vowed to wind down the month-long crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant "at all costs" Tuesday after his government officially designated the situation there a Chernobyl-level nuclear accident....[view article]

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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis update
CNN - April 12, 2011

(CNN) -- Japan raised the severity level of its nuclear crisis to the maximum level seven on Tuesday, putting the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster on a par with the Chernobyl accident in 1986....[view article]

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New 7.1 quake hits Japan as evacuation zone widens
- April 11, 2011

Japan on Monday widened the evacuation zone around a stricken nuclear plant exactly a month on from a huge natural disaster as another 7.1 magnitude quake and tsunami alert strained nerves anew....[view article]

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Tornado destroys dozen or more blocks in Iowa town
AP - Associated Press - April 11, 2011

MAPLETON, Iowa - Jamy Garden's house began to rumble with the approach of a tornado that at one point measured three-quarters of a mile wide. Then the windows shattered, spraying her with glass. Using her cell phone as a flashlight, she fled downstairs and called her grandmother....[view article]

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Tsunami Alert Issued After Large Quake Strikes Off Northeastern Japan's Coast
Fox News - April 7, 2011

DEVELOPING: TOKYO -- Japan's northeastern coast has been rattled by a strong aftershock. The Japan meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to one meter. The warning was issued for a coastal area already ravaged by last month's tsunami....[view article]

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Scientists Find Superbugs in Delhi Drinking Water
Fox News - April 7, 2011

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday....[view article]

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Japan nuclear plant workers evacuated following quake
- April 7, 2011

TOKYO : Workers battling to control the stricken nuclear plant on Japan's northeast coast were ordered to evacuate after a 7.1-magnitude quake hit the area and a local tsunami warning was issued, operator TEPCO said on Thursday....[view article]

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VIDEO: A Plea for Help From Japan
PC World - April 7, 2011

Akibatteru is IDG News Services' monthly look at the world of Japanese geek, otaku, manga. Here is their video following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11....[view article]

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Deputy Japanese FM visits IDF medical clinic
IDF - April 6, 2011

Deputy Japanese FM Makikio Kikuta tells IDF medical delegation that their work is "much appreciated by the Japanese people."...[view article]

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Oklahoma sees driest 4 months since Dust Bowl
AP - Associated Press - April 6, 2011

COYLE, Okla. (AP) - In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. This year, they're more likely to be smoke from wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state and its farmers struggle with a severe drought....[view article]

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Radiation in water rushing into sea tests millions of times over limit
CNN - April 5, 2011

Tokyo (CNN) -- Another attempt by Japanese officials to stop the leaking of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor into the ocean failed Tuesday, the country's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said....[view article]

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Small concentrations of iodine 131 found in water in Far East
ITAR-TASS - April 5, 2011

VLADIVOSTOK, April 4 (Itar-Tass) - Experts continue identifying iodine 131 /radioiodine/ in the concentrations posing no danger to human health as they study the samples of atmospheric aerosols taken in the air above Vladivostok, the press service of the Primorsky /Maritime/ territory center for hydrometeorology said....[view article]

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Ozone layer faces record loss over Arctic
USA TODAY - April 5, 2011

GENEVA (AP) - The depletion of the ozone layer shielding Earth from damaging ultraviolet rays has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this spring because of harmful chemicals and a cold winter, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday....[view article]

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587 Photos of Japan's Destruction
AP - Associated Press - April 5, 2011

587 Photos taken by Associated Press that convey the depth of destruction that has taken place in Japan since the Tsunami....[view article]

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India bans Japan food imports, says radiation spreading
Reuters - April 5, 2011

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country, becoming the first country to introduce a blanket ban....[view article]

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Japan nuclear crisis: workers using newspaper and sawdust to block pipes
Telegraph - April 4, 2011

Japanese workers battling to stop a radioactive water leak into the Pacific from the beleaguered nuclear power plant have resorted to using newspaper and sawdust to try and block the pipes....[view article]

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DOH confirms 4 cases of dengue fever on Oahu
NBC News - April 4, 2011

PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Health says: it's an outbreak. There are now FOUR confirmed cases of dengue fever on Oahu - with results of 12 more suspected cases still pending. But, health officials are hoping this epidemic can be contained to small numbers....[view article]

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Gov't focus on nuke crisis angers tsunami victims
AP - Associated Press - April 4, 2011

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) - As Japan's prime minister visited tsunami-ravaged coastal areas for the first time Saturday, frustrated evacuees complained that the government has been too focused on the nuclear crisis that followed the massive wave....[view article]

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Iranians, Israelis join forces in Japan
YNet News - April 4, 2011

An unusual cooperation amidst Japanese catastrophe: An Israeli team of 12 ZAKA (Disaster Victim Identification) volunteers sent to Japan to help out with rescue efforts worked alongside an unlikely team on Sunday - the official Iranian delegation....[view article]

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Japan Nuke Plant Operator to Dump Radioactive Water Into Ocean
Fox News - April 4, 2011

TOKYO - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday it planned to dump thousands of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific, as the government was accused of covering up the extent of radiation levels....[view article]

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EPA releases new radiation numbers for Boise, say levels pose no health threat
- April 4, 2011

BOISE - The Environmental Protection Agency said it expected elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater following the incident at the Fukushima nuclear plant....[view article]

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Churches Helping Churches in Japan
OneNewsNow.com - April 4, 2011

In the wake of Japan's devastating tsunami and earthquake, efforts are under way to rebuild Japanese churches. As less than one percent of Japan's population claims the Christian faith, the nation is one of the least-Christian countries in the developed world, which means each church is critically important....[view article]

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How will disaster affect Japan's economy?
The Economist - April 4, 2011

It has been over ten days since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit northern Japan, and we are still without reliable estimates on the extent of the economic and human cost of this natural disaster....[view article]

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Japan's Nuclear Rescuers: 'Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks'
Fox News - March 31, 2011

Workers at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they expect to die from radiation sickness as a result of their efforts to bring the reactors under control, the mother of one of the men tells Fox News....[view article]

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Radiation Detected in Milk in California and Washington
Fox News - March 31, 2011

Traces of radioactive iodine from Japan were detected in milk samples from California and Washington state - though officials say they pose no health threat....[view article]

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VIDEO: Heavy Rains Trigger Devastating Landslides in California
Fox News - March 31, 2011

Heavy Rains Trigger Devastating Landslides in California...[view article]

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Japan on 'maximum alert' over nuclear plant
Breitbart - March 30, 2011

Japan said on Tuesday it is on "maximum alert" over a crippled nuclear plant where highly radioactive water has halted repair work and plutonium has been found in the soil....[view article]

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Radioactive water removal hits snag, high iodine detected in sea
- March 30, 2011

Efforts to remove radiation-contaminated water filling up at a troubled reactor building and an underground trench connected to it at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have hit a snag, casting a shadow on restoration of the vital cooling functions at the site, the government's nuclear safety agency said Wednesday....[view article]

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Disaster-hit Japan faces protracted nuclear crisis
Reuters - March 28, 2011

TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) - Japan appeared resigned on Monday to a long fight to contain the world's most dangerous atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant....[view article]

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Poisonous Egyptian cobra escapes Bronx Zoo
- March 28, 2011

A 20-inch cobra slithered out of its cage in the Bronx Zoo Saturday, forcing the exhibit to close while workers searched for the venomous serpent, officials said....[view article]

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VIDEO: Radiation spreading to seawater, soil in Japan
USA TODAY - March 28, 2011

TOKYO - Workers at Japan's damaged nuclear plant raced to pump out contaminated water suspected of sending radioactivity levels soaring as officials warned Monday that radiation seeping from the complex was spreading to seawater and soil....[view article]

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Over 120 ships stranded in heavy ice in Gulf of Finland
RIANOVOSTI - March 28, 2011

More than 120 vessels have become stranded in ice in the Gulf of Finland, with their number growing by 20 ships every day, the St. Petersburg seaport administration said on Monday....[view article]

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Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radiation Detected on Land and at Sea Outside Plant as Officials Fear Partial Meltdown
ABC News - March 28, 2011

Radiation from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors has now contaminated the ground and the sea surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi complex, as officials fear that some of the reactors may already be in partial meltdown....[view article]

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Hiroshima Expresses Anger, Fear Over Nuclear Plant Crisis
VOA News - March 28, 2011

Fears over the potential fallout from the crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have triggered painful memories in Japan of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings at the end of World War II. More than any other nation, Japan is only too familiar with the horrors of nuclear radiation. But survivors of the bombings fear the legacy of 1945 is being forgotten....[view article]

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Worst Texas Drought in 44 Years Hits U.S. Wheat, Beef Supply
Bloomberg - March 24, 2011

The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state's wheat crop and forcing ranchers to reduce cattle herds, as rising demand for U.S. food sends grain and meat prices higher....[view article]

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More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
CNN - March 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say....[view article]

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Panasonic, NEC Reopen Some Plants Halted After Japan Quake
PC World - March 23, 2011

Panasonic and NEC restarted production on Wednesday at some factories that had been halted after a major earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 11....[view article]

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Damage to Japan's economy may be worse than thought
USA TODAY - March 23, 2011

Japan's government said Wednesday that the cost of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast could reach $309 billion, making it the world's most expensive natural disaster on record....[view article]

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Japan Radiation Found in Sea Amid Repairs on Cooling Systems
Bloomberg - March 22, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers began restoring power to the crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan as the government grappled with radiation that has leaked into the sea and tainted some food....[view article]

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U.S. military considers mandatory evacuations in Yokosuka, Japan
CNN - March 22, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. military is considering the mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels, a senior defense official tells CNN....[view article]

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Faith-based efforts being ignored
OneNewsNow.com - March 22, 2011

As the world watches the horrific images of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which destroyed northeastern Japan, onlookers are hearing little of the critical relief efforts Christian groups are providing on the ground....[view article]

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Japan Uses Helicopters, Water Cannons to Quell Meltdown
Bloomberg - March 17, 2011

Japan's nuclear crisis escalated as helicopters and riot-control water cannons were enlisted in a losing battle to contain radioactive pollution spreading from the nuclear industry's worst catastrophe since Chernobyl....[view article]

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Earthquake Prediction 2011 Jim Berkland - A Major Earthquake in North America Imminen
Fox News - March 17, 2011

Noted Geologist, Jim Berkland, in San Fransisco, CA says that a pattern is forming for the U.S. to have an earthquake....[view article]

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'They're leaving us to die': Mayor of town near stricken Japanese nuclear plant claims his people have been 'abandoned'
Mail Online - March 17, 2011

Residents of a town lying within the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant claim they have been neglected by the Japanese government....[view article]

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House-Size Asteroid Zooms Close by Earth
Fox News - March 17, 2011

An asteroid the size of a house zoomed by Earth Wednesday, flying within the orbit of the moon just one day after astronomers spotting the space rock in the sky, NASA says....[view article]

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Can fragile Japan endure this hydra-headed disaster?
The Economist - March 17, 2011

UP A shallow river, five kilometres from the Pacific coast in Japan’s north-eastern Iwate prefecture, lie the remains of a town. Crushed wooden houses now resemble matchwood, scattered in every direction over swampy wasteland. A purple car is partially submerged in mud. The piles of debris reach two metres high....[view article]

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Japan radiation fears spark panic salt-buying in China
LA Times - March 17, 2011

Long lines and mob scenes ensue at stores amid a clamor for iodized salt fueled by rumors of a radioactive cloud from Japan's quake-damaged nuclear plant and the belief that the salt would protect against radiation poisoning....[view article]

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Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'
CNN - March 16, 2011

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's beloved emperor dramatically took to the national TV airwaves Wednesday and buoyed the spirits of his disaster-stricken citizens, an extraordinary address before a nation grappling with the aftermath of an epic earthquake and a devastating tsunami and growing fears of a nuclear catastrophe....[view article]

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Radiation Thwarts Helicopter Plan
Wall Street Journal - March 16, 2011

TOKYO-Efforts to extinguish smoldering spent fuel were thwarted Wednesday, after high radiation levels above forced the cancellation of a plan to dump water from a helicopter on the power plant at the center of Japan's escalating nuclear crisis....[view article]

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Haiti cholera 'far worse than expected', experts fear
BBC - March 16, 2011

Rather than affecting a predicted 400,000 people, the diarrhoeal disease could strike nearly twice as many as this, latest estimates suggest....[view article]

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Nuclear Officials May Spray Japanese Power Plant With Water by Helicopter
Fox News - March 15, 2011

Nuclear officials say they may seek U.S. and Japanese military help to spray water from helicopters into an overheating spent fuel storage pool at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant....[view article]

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Crisis for Japan; Opportunity for Evangelicals
Creation Care - March 15, 2011

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, the strongest in that nation's recorded history, was so powerful that it changed the shape of the country's coastline and shifted the earth's axis....[view article]

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Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
BBC - March 14, 2011

More from Japanese nuclear engineer Masashi Goto: He say that as the reactor uses mox (mixed oxide) fuel, the melting point is lower than that of conventional fuel....[view article]

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U.S. West Coast in Path of Fallout
- March 14, 2011

California is closely monitoring efforts to contain leaks from a quake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant, a spokesman said Saturday, as experts said radiation could be blown out across the Pacific....[view article]

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Radioactive contamination found on 17 U.S. Navy crewmembers in Japan
New York Daily News - March 14, 2011

Seventeen U.S. Navy crew members have been contaminated with low-levels of radiation during disaster relief missions in Japan, military officials said Monday....[view article]

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Tokyo Electric Struggles to Contain Cooling Failures at Quake-Hit Reactors
Bloomberg - March 14, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. engineers tried to stabilize three nuclear reactors damaged by the biggest earthquake in Japan's history, as a second explosion disrupted efforts to cool fuel rods and prevent a meltdown....[view article]

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Why is there no looting in Japan?
Telegraph - March 14, 2011

And solidarity seems especially strong in Japan itself. Perhaps even more impressive than Japan's technological power is its social strength, with supermarkets cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive. Most noticeably of all, there has been no looting, and I'm not the only one curious about this....[view article]

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Stricken Japan Nuclear Plant Rocked by Second Blast
Fox News - March 14, 2011

SOMA, Japan -- The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a Japanese nuclear plant Monday, devastating the structure housing one reactor and injuring 11 workers....[view article]

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Finns run for iodine after blasts at Japanese nuclear plant
- March 14, 2011

Concerns about possible radiation from Japan's earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant sparked a weekend run on iodine tablets as far away as Finland, the country's largest pharmacy chain said Monday....[view article]

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Overheating threatens third reactor at Japanese nuclear plant
Deutsche Welle - March 14, 2011

The failure of the cooling system of a third reactor at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power facility on Monday has introduced a new threat of overheating and a possible meltdown at the plant. Two other reactors at the plant have experienced similar cooling failures....[view article]

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VIDEO: Radiation alert: US Navy crews exposed
MSNBC - March 14, 2011

SOMA, Japan - The U.S. Seventh Fleet moved its ships and aircraft away from a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant Monday after discovering low-level radioactive contamination on crews returning from relief missions....[view article]

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Japan Central Bank Injects $184B as Stocks Plunge
Fox News - March 14, 2011

TOKYO -- Japan's central bank is injecting a record 15 trillion yen ($183.8 billion) into money markets, while the Tokyo stock market nosedived Monday on the first business day since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeast and raised dire worries about the economy....[view article]

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Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis
CNN - March 14, 2011

(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis....[view article]

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VIDEO: How the Nuclear Reactor Failed
CNN - March 14, 2011

Japan's NHK network explains nuclear reactors and how the systems failed during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami....[view article]

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Fears of Wheat Crisis in China Recede as Drought Eases
WORLD News - March 10, 2011

HONG KONG - Rain and snow during the past two weeks, together with a huge irrigation effort, appear to have saved much of the wheat crop in northern China from drought, Chinese and international agricultural and meteorological experts said on Monday and over the weekend....[view article]

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Alarm at the huge deline in bee numbers
Breitbart - March 10, 2011

Alarm expressed at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops....[view article]

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Fire In Central Pennsylvania Farmhouse Kills 7 Children
CBSNews.com - March 9, 2011

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Seven children including a 7-month-old infant perished in a fast-moving fire in a home on a Pennsylvania dairy farm while their mother milked cows and their father dozed in a milk truck down the road, police said Wednesday....[view article]

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Millions of fish found dead in California marina
AP - Associated Press - March 9, 2011

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Millions of dead fish were found Tuesday floating in a Southern California marina. Boaters awakened to find a carpet of small silvery fish surrounding their vessels, said Staci Gabrielli, marine coordinator for King Harbor Marina on the Los Angeles County coast....[view article]

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DIA Travelers Warned Of Possible Measles Exposure
CBN News - February 28, 2011

DENVER (CBS4)- Denver International Airport is warning travelers and employees that they may have been exposed to measles. The exposure would have happened on Tuesday, Feb. 22....[view article]

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Christian Agencies Respond to Deadly New Zealand Quake
ChristianPost.com - February 23, 2011

Two of the world's largest Christian aid agencies are working together to respond to the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand's second largest city Tuesday, killing at least 65 people....[view article]

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Christchurch quake: Fears toll will rise sharply as night falls
- February 22, 2011

At least 100 people remain trapped in the ruins of Christchurch tonight following a devastating earthquake which claimed at least 65 lives....[view article]

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Ark. cities feel unexplained surge in earthquakes
AP - Associated Press - February 17, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small-town Arkansas fire chief turned and saw no one was around, he quickly realized it was just an earthquake - again....[view article]

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AFP: Breaking | World | US | Politics | Business | Entertainment | Life | Science | Odd | Sports Huge solar flare said to jam China communications
Breitbart - February 17, 2011

The strongest solar flare in four years disrupted radio communications in southern China, according to the China Meteorological Administration....[view article]

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"Stormageddon" latest pain on cities
Reuters - February 9, 2011

(Reuters) - Wednesday's massive winter storm is the latest pain in the budgets of U.S. cities, states and counties as it sweeps across the North American continent, freezing finances along the way....[view article]

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STUDY: Oysters disappearing worldwide
Breitbart - February 3, 2011

A survey of oyster habitats around the world has found that the succulent mollusks are disappearing fast and 85 percent of their reefs have been lost due to disease and over-harvesting....[view article]

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Bitter cold, power outages follow in wake of massive winter storm
CNN - February 3, 2011

(CNN) -- Bitter cold temperatures plunged into Texas and the Deep South on Thursday as a massive winter storm exited the United States for the Canadian Maritimes....[view article]

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Blizzard spreads snowy shroud over nearly half US
Fox News - February 3, 2011

CHICAGO - A fearsome storm spread a smothering shroud of white over nearly half the nation Wednesday, snarling transportation from Oklahoma to New England, burying parts of the Midwest under 2 feet of snow and laying down dangerously heavy ice in the Northeast that was too much for some buildings to bear....[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico 'to recover from BP spill by end 2012'
BBC - February 3, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico will have largely recovered from the BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the $20bn (£12bn) pay-outs fund has said....[view article]

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Mexico supplies electricity to wintry Texas
AFP - February 3, 2011

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexico's state electricity company on Wednesday started supplying electricity to the US state of Texas, where demand shot up amid unusually cold temperatures and caused power outages....[view article]

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Colossal Winter Storm Roars Across U.S.
Fox News - February 2, 2011

CHICAGO -- A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast Wednesday, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice, leaving hundreds of motorists stranded all night and shuttering airports and schools....[view article]

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Japan: Volcano eruption prompts evacuation warning
Fox News - January 31, 2011

TOKYO - Officials urged more than 1,000 residents to seek safer ground on Monday and expanded a no-access zone around a volcano that has exploded back to life in southern Japan....[view article]

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Cyclone roars toward Australia's flooded north
AP - Associated Press - January 31, 2011

SYDNEY - A strong tropical cyclone roared toward Australia's flood-ravaged northeast on Monday, prompting evacuations and warnings from officials that the storm could be the worst the already-swamped region has ever seen....[view article]

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Windy City falls under blizzard watch as winter storm revs up
CNN - January 31, 2011

(CNN) -- Chicago is bracing for a snow storm of historic proportions that was expected to coat the Windy City and large sections of the country's midsection in a thick blanket of snow....[view article]

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Death toll from flooding in Brazil surpasses 800
CNN - January 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Devastating floods in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state have killed more than 800 people, according to new government figures. State authorities said late Sunday that 809 people were killed after flooding and massive mudslides flattened houses and wiped out entire neighborhoods in hillside towns....[view article]

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Gas line pressure increase causes 9 house fires in Ohio village
CNN - January 24, 2011

(CNN) -- At least nine homes in the Ohio village of Fairport Harbor caught fire Monday after an increase in gas line pressure, the mayor's office said....[view article]

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US warns Palestinians over Security Council resolution
AFP - January 20, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Palestinian envoys on Wednesday stepped up lobbying for a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building but the United States spoke out strongly against the initiative....[view article]

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Floods 'Worst Disaster In Australian History'
SKY News - January 20, 2011

Floods that have devastated huge areas of Australia's eastern coastline will be the costliest natural disaster in the country's history, according to a government minister....[view article]

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Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion?
C-Fam - January 20, 2011

NEW YORK, January 20 (C-FAM) Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The new commission is supposed to "make transparent" funds slated for the UN Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, announced last September at a UN summit....[view article]

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First burials as Australian flood crisis deepens
Breitbart - January 19, 2011

Australia's flood-ravaged Queensland state on Wednesday began the grim task of burying its dead, as people in the sodden south fled a record deluge threatening to engulf homes....[view article]

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Missionary One of Thousands Who Lost Homes as Floods Devastate Sri Lanka
Christian Newswire - January 18, 2011

CARROLLTON, Texas, Jan. 17, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Anthony lost his home and everything in it as floodwaters washed through his village last week in Sri Lanka....[view article]

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Hundreds dead in Brazil slides, search to continue
My Way News - January 13, 2011

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain towns, killing at least 287 people and leaving dozens more missing - lives rescuers hoped to save as they resumed searches Thursday....[view article]

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Dozens still missing as floodwaters peak in Brisbane
CNN - January 13, 2011

Brisbane, Australia (CNN) -- Emergency services and Australian military personnel stepped up the search for dozens of people still missing in Queensland on Thursday as authorities and residents started to assess the damage caused by the state's worst flooding in decades....[view article]

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New England digs out after snowstorm
CNN - January 13, 2011

(CNN) -- Much of New England appeared to be quickly recovering from snowstorms that have pummeled the region and snarled air traffic across the Northeast....[view article]

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Snow Blankets Northeast, Strands Thousands of Travelers
Fox News - January 12, 2011

A major winter storm in the Northeast has caused a travel nightmare for thousands....[view article]

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Haitian Adoptees Thriving in New U.S. Families
Fox News - January 12, 2011

A year after a devastating earthquake in Haiti killed more than 230,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless, families across the U.S. are celebrating life with the children they saved from the decimated Caribbean nation....[view article]

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Many in Brisbane Told to Evacuate as River Swells
The New York Times - January 11, 2011

SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials urged thousands of people to flee to higher ground on Tuesday in Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane, as floodwaters that killed at least 10 people rushed toward the coastal capital of 2 million people....[view article]

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Winter storm paralyzes air traffic in Atlanta
USA TODAY - January 11, 2011

A heavy winter storm moving throughout the southeastern U.S. Monday has forced airlines to cancel more than 2,200 flights at major airports in the region....[view article]

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States Declare Emergency as Storm Slams South, Aims for Northeast
Fox News - January 10, 2011

Several inches of snow and freezing rain are making the Monday morning commute for those forced to venture out nearly impossible in parts of the South, including Atlanta, where countless cars were stuck on impassable highways and roads while the world's busiest airport canceled thousands of flights....[view article]

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Floods threaten Australia's third biggest city
Reuters - January 10, 2011

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Residents in Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters Monday as torrential rain worsened floods that have paralyzed the coal industry in the northeast and now threaten tourism....[view article]

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Floods Hit Another Australian Town
Wall Street Journal - January 10, 2011

SYDNEY-Flash floods tore through the center of the Australian town of Toowoomba on Monday, sweeping away cars and killing one woman, as severe thunderstorms compounded record flooding that has swept over the country's east coast and hinterland over the past month....[view article]

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Mass La. bird deaths puzzle investigators
2TheAdvocate - January 4, 2011

LABARRE - Hundreds of dead and dying birds littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday as motorists drove over and around them....[view article]

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Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River
Today's THV - January 4, 2011

Arkansas Game & Fish is trying to figure out why 100,000 fish in Northwest Arkansas turned up dead. They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County....[view article]

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MDE: Fish Kill Caused By Cold Stress
NBC News - January 4, 2011

KENT ISLAND, Md. -- The Maryland Department of the Environment said that tens of thousands of small fish have died in the Chesapeake Bay due to the stress of the cold water....[view article]

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With Situation in Haiti Still Dire, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Offers Hope
Christian Newswire - January 4, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti approaches, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association continues to offer desperately needed support to the country and has plans to expand those efforts in 2011....[view article]

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Will Anarchy Break Out Among Throngs of Stranded Air Travelers?
ABC News - December 29, 2010

The nightmare continued Tuesday for travelers trying to fly to or from the Northeast. Airports opened but there were plenty of delays, even more lines and fears that delays could stretch on for days....[view article]

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Salmonella outbreak linked to sprouts has sickened nearly 100 people
CNN - December 29, 2010

(CNN) -- A salmonella outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts has sickened some 94 people in 16 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'
Breitbart - December 29, 2010

The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence....[view article]

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North-east US struggles for normality after blizzards
BBC - December 28, 2010

The north-eastern US is trying to get back to normal after blizzards left tens of thousands of air passengers stranded and many people without power....[view article]

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45 people lynched amid Haiti cholera fears: officials
AFP - December 24, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday....[view article]

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Avalanche Danger Could Be Worst In Colo. History
CBSNews.com - December 23, 2010

LOVELAND PASS, Colo. (CBS4/AP) - A storm system that's been socking parts of Colorado's mountains with snow isn't over yet. There was a lull in the system Wednesday, but snow was expected to intensify again later in the day into Thursday....[view article]

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Strongest storm yet to hit Southern California
LA Times - December 22, 2010

The latest in a week of storms could bring thunder, hail, flooding, tidal surges and even waterspouts and small tornadoes. Some foothill evacuations are ordered....[view article]

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Mess in Downtown Laguna Beach
NBC News - December 22, 2010

Mud flow from an early morning downpour shut down part of Laguna Beach as another storm pounded the region. Witnesses reported that so much water poured out of Laguna Canyon into downtown Laguna Beach just before dawn that swiftwater rescue units were being deployed there. One man was rescued as mud flowed through his house, according to Laguna Beach fire officials....[view article]

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U.N. Calls for Probe into Origin of Haiti Cholera Outbreak
Fox News - December 16, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The United Nations secretary-general plans to call for an independent commission to study whether U.N. peacekeepers caused a cholera outbreak that has killed more than 2,400 people in Haiti, an official said Wednesday....[view article]

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Sarah Palin to Visit Haiti With Franklin Graham
Politics Daily - December 10, 2010

Sarah Palin will travel to strife-torn Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on a mission that could burnish her standing on foreign policy and with evangelicals if she pursues a 2012 presidential run....[view article]

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Big Upcoming Snowstorm for the East?
- December 7, 2010

A storm that will take shape by the middle of December will cross the country and could end up developing into a major snowstorm for portions of the mid-Atlantic and New England....[view article]

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Weekend Snow Monster May Bring a Travel Nightmare
- December 7, 2010

While the details of what areas will get smacked by a major snowstorm this weekend are still being sorted out, one thing is certain, the storm has the potential bring a travel nightmare to many areas....[view article]

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Israel's Mt. Carmel Forest Fire Extinguished
International Daily Newswire - December 7, 2010

HAIFA, Israel, December 6, 2010 (ENS) - The fires on Mt. Carmel near Haifa in northern Israel have been extinguished as of Sunday night. Israel's worst-ever forest fire started Thursday in a neglected trash heap and spread quickly across tinder-dry forestland on Mt. Carmel. Nearly five million trees on 10,000 acres were burned; experts say the forests will take years to recover....[view article]

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Fire damage to cost NIS 2 billion
Haaretz.com - December 7, 2010

But this NIS 2-billion bill does not include cost of new squadron of firefighting planes that the air force plans to buy, or of creating a new national firefighting authority....[view article]

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Haiti Cholera Likely From UN Troops, Expert Says
AP - Associated Press - December 7, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Dec. 7) -- A contingent of U.N. peacekeepers is the likely source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 2,000 people, a French scientist said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press....[view article]

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Fire moves west, more evacuated
YNet News - December 3, 2010

Firefighting teams from Greece, Bulgaira, Cyprus, and Britain arrive in Israel, begin drawing water from sea to cast over flames consuming north. Air Force chief briefs forces: 'Nice to see countries coming to our aid'...[view article]

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Days of awe and light, with a dreadful new significance
The Jerusalem Post - December 3, 2010

The University of Haifa campus resembled a giant war room on Thursday evening, as officers from all branches of the national rescue services scrambled to forge a plan to battle the wildfire on the Carmel that had already claimed dozens of lives....[view article]

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Haiti: Cholera could affect 650,000, says UN
BBC - December 3, 2010

The United Nations has warned that the cholera epidemic in Haiti could affect many more people than previously believed....[view article]

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US escapes major hurricanes for 5th straight year
AP - Associated Press - November 30, 2010

MIAMI (AP) - The Atlantic hurricane season ends Tuesday, going down as one of the busiest on record but blissfully sparing the U.S. coastline a major hurricane for a fifth straight year....[view article]

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HIV epidemic 'halted', says UN
BBC - November 23, 2010

The number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids are falling globally, according to new statistics from the UN's programme on HIV/Aids....[view article]

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IFA Exclusive Report: Eye Witness Report from Cap Haitien
Gary Bergel - November 19, 2010

Early morning radio reports indicate that things have calmed somewhat in Cap Haitien in the north, but that demonstrations and violence are moving to and increasing in the southern capital, Port au Prince. I was texted last evening from Cap Haitien in the north saying it was too dangerous to leave one's house - that many were out throwing stones at the UN peacekeepers - that common belief among the poor is that the UN intentionally brought Cholera...[view article]

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Drug-resistant malaria feared in Southeast Asia
NBC News - November 19, 2010

GENEVA - A form of malaria resistant to the most powerful drugs available may have emerged along the Thai-Myanmar border as well as Vietnam, and containment measures are planned, the World Health Organization said on Thursday....[view article]

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VIDEO: Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Port-au-Prince prison
BBC - November 19, 2010

Haiti's cholera outbreak has spread to the country's largest jail, the national prison in Port-au-Prince. The head of Haiti's prison service told the BBC that 30 inmates have been infected and 13 have died in recent days....[view article]

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Hong Kong diagnoses first bird flu case in seven years
BBC - November 18, 2010

A woman in Hong Kong is seriously ill in hospital with bird flu - the first human case of the disease to be diagnosed in the territory since 2003....[view article]

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U.N. says Haiti cholera protests may be politically motivated
CNN - November 16, 2010

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti condemned the violent clashes that broke out Monday in two cities in the northern part of the country, charging that the riots may be politically motivated....[view article]

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Indian Building Collapse Kills 65; Survivors Trapped
AOL News - November 16, 2010

(Nov. 16) -- Rescuers in India are feverishly digging through rubble today in hopes of extracting survivors trapped under what's left of a four-story apartment building that collapsed in a slum in the capital city of New Delhi, killing at least 65 people....[view article]

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Cholera Outbreak Spreads to Haiti's Capital
AP - Associated Press - November 9, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The cholera epidemic has spread into Haiti's capital, imperiling nearly 3 million people living in Port-au-Prince, nearly half of them in unsanitary tent camps for the homeless from the Jan. 12 earthquake....[view article]

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Dozens die in new Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia
BBC - November 5, 2010

At least 64 people have been killed in the latest eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano - more than doubling the death toll since it became active again last week....[view article]

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Haiti quake victims told to flee approaching hurricane
BBC - November 5, 2010

Refugees living in camps in Port-au-Prince are being urged to leave. A tropical storm has regained hurricane strength as it powers towards Haiti, threatening earthquake survivors. Hurricane Tomas is packing winds of 80mph (130 kph) and is expected to gain in strength as it moves north-east....[view article]

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Cheese sold at Costco in 5 states linked to E. coli
CNN - November 5, 2010

(CNN) -- Federal health officials are warning consumers to avoid a cheese sold in five states over an E. coli outbreak that has left 25 people sick....[view article]

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Death Toll 413 in Indonesia
CNN - October 29, 2010

Mentawai Islands, Indonesia (CNN) -- The toll climbed to 413 dead and 298 missing four days after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off Indonesia's coast, triggering a tsunami, officials said Friday....[view article]

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Haiti Struggles to Contain Cholera
Wall Street Journal - October 28, 2010

ST. MARC, Haiti-A deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti showed no signs of stabilizing Wednesday, even as the government and international aid groups scrambled to try to curb its spread....[view article]

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Tsunami, Volcano Hit Indonesia Islands
Wall Street Journal - October 27, 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia-A tsunami caused by an Indonesian earthquake late Monday night killed at least 154 people and left as many as 500 missing after it swept across villages on remote islands off the coast of Sumatra. Then, late Tuesday, on Java island, authorities scrambled to evacuate homes on the slopes of Mt. Merapi, one of Indonesia's most volatile volcanoes, as it began to erupt, killing at least 28....[view article]

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Poor, battered and homeless, Haitians face new killer
CNN - October 27, 2010

(CNN) -- Battered by a devastating earthquake, left for nearly a year without real homes, promised aid that failed to arrive, the people of Haiti now face a new killer, and the littlest children are among the hardest hit....[view article]

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Indonesia volcano Merapi erupts, thousands evacuated
BBC - October 26, 2010

Officials had issued a red alert, warning that an eruption was imminent. Indonesia's most volatile volcano is erupting, spewing plumes of hot ash and hurling rocks into the air, volcanologists say. Officials say Mount Merapi, in central Java, began erupting just before dusk on Tuesday....[view article]

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Indonesia tsunami deaths increase after Sumatra quake
BBC - October 26, 2010

More than 100 people have been killed and many are missing after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia....[view article]

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Life-threatening bacteria affecting Haiti
OneNewsNow.com - October 26, 2010

Mission groups continue to provide aid in Haiti as an "unprecedented episode of Cholera" has struck the nation in the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake....[view article]

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Dozens dead in Haiti from suspected cholera outbreak
BBC - October 22, 2010

A suspected outbreak of cholera has killed at least 135 people in central Haiti, officials have said. The director general of the health department, Dr Gabriel Thimote, said he was awaiting laboratory test results to confirm cholera was the cause....[view article]

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Super Typhoon Pours Rains on Philippines; 7 Killed
Wall Street Journal - October 19, 2010

CAUAYAN, Philippines-Super Typhoon Megi dumped heavy rains over the Philippine capital as it departed Tuesday after killing seven people, creating a wasteland of fallen trees in the north and sending thousands scrambling to safety in near-zero visibility....[view article]

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Chilean Miners Keeping Ordeal Details Quiet
AP - Associated Press - October 15, 2010

COPIAPO, Chile -- The first three rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their overnight media stardom....[view article]

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After 69 Days, All 33 Chilean Miners Rescued
Fox News - October 14, 2010

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile -- The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night -- a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived....[view article]

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Cheers, chants greet rescued miners in Chile
CNN - October 13, 2010

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- Hope dawned with the new day Wednesday as a red, white and blue capsule lifted miners from the dark bowels of the earth into the light....[view article]

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Final Preparations Begin for Chilean Miners' Rescue
AOL News - October 12, 2010

After a successful test of the escape capsule, rescuers check some final details before attempting to bring all 33 men up to the surface....[view article]

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Scrapping for a Piece of a Dream in Haiti
AOL News - October 12, 2010

CABARET, Haiti (Oct. 13) -- Jacques Klin is ankle-deep in dirt -- digging, singing -- with an irrepressible grin on his face. Today is a big day. Today is the day he stakes his claim....[view article]

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Chile rescue shaft 'nearly ready'
BBC - October 11, 2010

Work to line the top of an escape shaft with metal tubing is expected to finish in the next few hours at the mine where 33 men are trapped in northern Chile....[view article]

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Hunger index shows one billion without enough food
BBC - October 11, 2010

The 2010 Global Hunger Index shows that child malnutrition is the biggest cause of hunger worldwide, accounting for almost half of those affected....[view article]

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Flood risks remain after heavy rains lash East Coast
CNN - October 2, 2010

(CNN) -- A flood warning remained in effect for northeastern North Carolina on Saturday as heavy rains left some businesses underwater and scores of roads closed....[view article]

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CHILI: Profiles: Trapped miners
BBC - September 24, 2010

Portraits of the 33 miners who have been trapped underground for more than a month in a desert mine in Chile....[view article]

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BP's Gulf oil well close to being plugged for good after relief well intersects it
Fox News - September 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - After five months, the oil well that had spewed thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all....[view article]

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3,634 dead birds collected in Gulf, wildlife service says
CNN - September 16, 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the first time is breaking down the species of oiled birds collected - alive and dead - in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 BP well blowout....[view article]

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Hermine Death Toll Climbs to 6 as 2 Bodies Found
Fox News - September 11, 2010

SAN ANTONIO - The bodies of two men found Friday in swollen Texas waterways pushed the death toll caused by remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine to six, while a scaled-back search resumed for another woman swept away in flooding caused by a record drenching....[view article]

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Huge Blast, Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes Near San Francisco
Fox News - September 10, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Firefighters poured water on flaming and smoldering wreckage early Friday after a massive explosion sent blazes roaring through a neighborhood in the hills south of San Francisco, killing at least one person, destroying more than 50 homes and damaging dozens of others....[view article]

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Colo. wildfire's toll of destroyed homes rises
AP - Associated Press - September 9, 2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Will Esposito describes an otherworldly scene after a wildfire tore through a canyon in the Colorado foothills: Some houses in his neighborhood burning while others stood intact, a propane tank shooting flames into the sky, and an eerie quiet interrupted only by firefighting helicopters and airplanes....[view article]

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Tropical Storm Hermine grows and aims for Mexico border
Reuters - September 7, 2010

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Hermine strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday as it approached landfall near the U.S.-Mexico border, but oil and gas operations in the Gulf were unaffected....[view article]

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Colorado wildfire destroys dozens of homes
AP - Associated Press - September 7, 2010

DENVER - A wind-whipped wildfire sent flames roaring through a rugged canyon in the Colorado foothills, forcing hundreds of people to flee and destroying dozens of homes - some that belonged to the firefighters themselves, authorities said early Tuesday....[view article]

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New Zealand: Earth's surface 'lurches 11ft to the right'
Mail Online - September 6, 2010

The earthquake that devastated a city in New Zealand tore open a new 11ft faultine in the Earth's surface. The 7.1-magnitude quake which hit Christchurch, the country's second-largest city, destroyed about 500 buildings and caused an estimated £930million of damage. But hundreds of lives were saved by tough building rules, it was claimed. Only two injuries were reported....[view article]

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Christian Aid: Flood Victims in Pakistan Crisis Still Need Our Help
Christian Newswire - September 3, 2010

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Aid Mission is increasing efforts to collect emergency help for the flood victims of the continuing crisis in Pakistan as worldwide interest from the news media wanes....[view article]

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Pakistan says it's not aware of India's $20M offer for flood relief
CNN - August 31, 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- India offered another $20 million in aid to its rival neighbor Pakistan on Tuesday, but an official in the flood-ravaged country says he has no knowledge of the aid....[view article]

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South Korea offers millions in flood aid to North Korea
CNN - August 31, 2010

(CNN) -- South Korea's Red Cross has offered $8.4 million in flood aid to North Korea, the Yonhap news agency said Tuesday....[view article]

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Volcano Quiet for 400 Years Erupts in Indonesia
AP - Associated Press - August 30, 2010

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A volcano in western Indonesia spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years....[view article]

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Survivors of mine disasters say hope, Kenny Rogers kept them going
CNN - August 30, 2010

(CNN) -- As the two Australian miners lay trapped in a space less than 5 feet square and 3,000 feet below the surface, they discovered common ground in American country singer Kenny Rogers....[view article]

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BP preps next step in effort to seal Gulf oil well
CNN - August 30, 2010

(CNN) -- More than three weeks after plugging its ruptured oil well with cement and mud from above, BP plans to start a procedure Monday that will pave the way for a permanent fix for the well....[view article]

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U.N.: Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000
CNN - August 30, 2010

(CNN) -- Heavy rains in Niger have displaced nearly 200,000 in recent weeks, the United Nations says, calling on donors and aid agencies to send shelter material, blankets and other supplies....[view article]

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Rescuers Concerned About Weight of Trapped Chilean Miners
VOA News - August 27, 2010

Chilean officials organizing the rescue of 33 trapped miners say some of the miners may have to lose weight to fit through the rescue shaft being dug....[view article]

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Hurricane Danielle Becomes a Category 4 Storm
AP - Associated Press - August 27, 2010

MIAMI (Aug. 27) -- Hurricane Danielle became a Category 4 storm early Friday far out over the Atlantic as it headed in Bermuda's direction and threatened to bring dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast....[view article]

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On Doomed Rig's Last Day, a Divisive Change of Plan
Wall Street Journal - August 26, 2010

On April 20 at 10:43 a.m., a young BP PLC engineer sent a 173-word email to colleagues aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. The email spelled out a recent change to a key safety test that sparked confusion and debate aboard the rig....[view article]

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Trapped Chile miners get supplies
BBC - August 24, 2010

Thirty-three miners trapped underground in Chile since 5 August have begun receiving glucose, rehydration tablets and medicine....[view article]

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Rains batter China anew with 50,000 people evacuated from flooded city
Fox News - August 21, 2010

BEIJING (AP) - Swelled by torrential rains, the Yalu river that marks the Chinese-North Korean border breached its banks on both sides Saturday, inundating communities and forcing the evacuation of more than 50,000 people in China....[view article]

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Pakistan reluctantly accepts $5 million in aid from India
The Jerusalem Post - August 20, 2010

Pakistan agreed to accept a $5 million aid donation from India Friday to combat floods that have left over 20 million people homeless. The donation had been on hold, allegedly for political reasons, but international and US pressure convinced Pakistan to accept....[view article]

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In Haitian Camps, 'Clef' Is More a State of Mind
- August 20, 2010

PETIONVILLE, Haiti (Aug. 20) -- He's not Wyclef Jean. He's not Wyclef. In this camp, he's often just "Clef." Among the tents at Place St. Pierre,, everyone is wearing his T-shirts. Last month he stopped by here to promote his charity Yele Haiti's new cash-for-work program. Many saw him in person. Four weeks after the event, his reputation gets more saintly every day....[view article]

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Why Is BP Delaying the Bottom Kill Operation Till September?
Fox News - August 20, 2010

(Aug. 20) -- National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Thursday that BP's unruly well won't be killed once and for all until September. Original estimates had planned for the bottom kill -- which will kill the well for good -- to take place this month. At several points, emergency crews were even said to be ahead of schedule on the project, but no longer....[view article]

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Salmonella Outbreak: Illnesses linked to eggs will likely grow
The Washington Post - August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON -- A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said Thursday....[view article]

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Two Christian girls raped in Punjab
Voice of the Martyrs - August 20, 2010

Two Christian girls in Pakistan's Punjab province were brutally raped in recent weeks. On July 22, a group of madrassa (Islamic school) students gang-raped a 12-year-old Christian girl in Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi district. A teacher who reportedly witnessed the rape stated: "Three or four Christian girls were washing dishes near a pond.... These guys ran towards them, and the girls started running...[view article]

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Disastrous flooding in Pakistan creates dire conditions for surviving families
- August 19, 2010

(WORLD VISION eNews) -- Nasreen and her family were forced to flee their home and seek refuge at a crowded shelter, where World Vision first reached them with a distribution of food and water....[view article]

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BP to stop handling most Gulf claims
CNN - August 18, 2010

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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Emergency Aid Lacking for Pakistan Flood Victims, UN Says
AP - Associated Press - August 17, 2010

Pakistan (AP) - The World Bank said Tuesday it will redirect $900 million of its existing loans to Pakistan to help in flood recovery, as the U.N. warned that many of the 20 million people affected by the disaster have yet to receive any emergency aid....[view article]

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Disease Threatens Pakistan Flood Victims
VOA News - August 13, 2010

Officials overseeing relief efforts in Pakistan say an outbreak of disease is presenting a new threat to flood victims as they brace for more rain....[view article]

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As BP, feds explore whether final plug is needed for Gulf gusher, locals fear being forgotten
Fox News - August 12, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis of unknown proportions....[view article]

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Fresh rains threaten China landslide rescue effort
BBC - August 11, 2010

More torrential rain is sweeping towards the region of north-west China hit by a massive landslide, forecasters warn. More than 700 people are now known to have died and more than 1,000 people are still missing in the remote mountainous area of Gansu province. The BBC's Chris Hogg in Gansu says three days of torrential rain are due....[view article]

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Radiation, plague, and fires: foreign embassies urgently evacuate staff from Russia
- August 11, 2010

A hasty evacuation of diplomatic staff from foreign embassies, like a stampede, began in Moscow. Many embassies are trying to hide the evacuation for political reasons. Mass evacuation of the embassies of Canada and Poland was officially reported at night on August 7....[view article]

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Pakistanis set for Ramadan fast amid flood misery
Reuters - August 11, 2010

SUKKUR, Pakistan, Aug 11 (Reuters) - They've been left homeless and hungry by the worst flooding in decades, but for many Pakistanis, their suffering is no reason to ignore the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan....[view article]

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U.S., BP Near Deal on Fund
Wall Street Journal - August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration and BP PLC are close to a deal to use future revenues from the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico operations to guarantee its $20 billion cleanup and compensation fund, a move that would give both sides an incentive to continue production in the Gulf, scene of the U.S.'s worst-ever offshore oil spill....[view article]

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Poland: 7,000 pairs of shoes burnt at concentration camp
The Jerusalem Post - August 10, 2010

A fire broke out Monday night at the Majdanek concentration camp barracks in Poland, seriously damaging two-thirds of the wooden structure and seven thousand pairs of shoes belonging to former prisoners, a spokesman from the Lublin fire brigade reportedly said....[view article]

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China landslide: More than 700 people confirmed dead
BBC - August 10, 2010

More than 700 people are now known to have died in a massive landslide in north-west China - making it one of the deadliest incidents so far in the country's worst flooding in a decade....[view article]

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Moscow Death Rate Doubles as Many Flee Heat, Smog
AOL News - August 10, 2010

Moscow's death rate has doubled, a city health official said today, as a nearly unprecedented heat wave and acrid smog from wildfires grip the capital, causing tens of thousands to flee....[view article]

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Gulf relief well crews watch for tropical weather
AP - Associated Press - August 10, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather....[view article]

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BP well could be permanently sealed by end of week
CNN - August 10, 2010

(CNN) -- The disaster of epic proportions in the Gulf of Mexico still is on track to be resolved at the end of this week, according to the federal point man in the region....[view article]

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Zardari returns to flood-stricken Pakistan
CNN - August 10, 2010

(CNN) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returned home Monday to face growing criticism of his actions following massive flooding in his country that has affected millions of people....[view article]

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BP: Focus is on killing well, not future drilling in Gulf
CNN - August 7, 2010

(CNN) -- A BP official on Friday talked about the possibility of resuming drilling at the site of the Gulf oil disaster, but the company clarified his remarks....[view article]

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Muscovites struggle to breathe as acrid smoke grips city
CNN - August 7, 2010

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- The Moscow skyline of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral vanished Friday as a blanket of thick, noxious smoke shrouded the metropolis, leaving many of the city's 10 million residents with sore throats and burning eyes....[view article]

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Crude still coats marshes and wetlands along Gulf
AOL News - August 6, 2010

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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Cementing of Well Completed
Wall Street Journal - August 6, 2010

BP PLC has finished pumping its rogue well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement, effectively sealing it for good. But the government insists it's still too early to start celebrating victory....[view article]

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BP to pour cement into well in next phase of 'static kill'
CNN - August 5, 2010

(CNN) -- BP plans to start pouring cement into its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in the next phase of the well-killing operation known as a "static kill."...[view article]

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Scorching heat prompts warnings in 18 states
CNN - August 5, 2010

(CNN) -- Forecasters have issued advisories for at least 18 states Thursday as dangerous heat continues to scorch parts of the South, Midwest and the North....[view article]

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Forecasters to Update Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
The New York Times - August 5, 2010

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. government is set to update its outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted this could be the busiest hurricane season since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita ripped along the same part of the Gulf Coast now coping with one of the world's worst oil spills....[view article]

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Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Include Many Very, Very Small Ones
The New York Times - August 5, 2010

Among the hidden stars of the gulf cleanup is an oil-hungry bacterium that Dr. Seuss could have named - Alcanivorax. It and fellow microbes are breaking down a significant amount of the oil that gushed into the environment from BP's runaway well, scientists say. The microbial feasting is known as biodegradation....[view article]

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BP gears up to halt oil spill confirmed 'world's worst'
BBC - August 3, 2010

The US government has said the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the biggest oil leak ever, as BP prepares its "static kill" operation to permanently seal its well. A new government estimate suggests BP's Macondo well leaked 4.9 million barrels of oil before being capped last month....[view article]

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On Gulf, crews hope kill attempt will do the trick
AP - Associated Press - August 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - Crews hoped to begin pumping mud and perhaps cement down the throat of the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday in what BP officials said could be the method of attack that finally snuffs the spill....[view article]

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Over 800 dead in Pakistani floods as rescuers struggle to reach the marooned, disease looms
Fox News - August 1, 2010

NOWSHERA, Pakistan (AP) - The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surged past 800 as floodwaters receded Saturday in the hard-hit northwest, an official said. The damage to roads, bridges and communications networks hindered rescuers, while the threat of disease loomed as some evacuees arrived in camps with fever, diarrhea and skin problems....[view article]

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Spike Lee screens film that includes Gulf oil spill; says 'nobody' from BP speaking to him
Fox News - August 1, 2010

SAN DIEGO - Spike Lee screened some of his new HBO documentary that includes a look at the massive BP Gulf oil spill and says no one from the oil giant is speaking to him....[view article]

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Feds, parish presidents discuss cleanup at "contentious" meeting
CNN - July 30, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- What's next now that the oil stopped flowing, and what will happen when BP's crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico is finally, permanently sealed?...[view article]

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Coast Guard may start redeploying cleanup resources once Gulf well is killed permanently
Fox News - July 29, 2010

The government's point man for the Gulf spill plans to meet with coastal parish officials Thursday to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing....[view article]

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Oil from Gulf spill is no longer collecting on the surface, but where is it?
Fox News - July 28, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- In the nearly two weeks since a temporary cap stopped BP's gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, not much oil has been showing up on the surface of the water....[view article]

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BP chief Tony Hayward 'set to stand down'
BBC - July 26, 2010

Mr Hayward has been widely criticised over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill....[view article]

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Iowa's Lake Delhi Dam Breaks From Flooding
AOL News - July 25, 2010

CHICAGO (July 25) - Standing water on Chicago-area expressways turned what should have been an easy Saturday morning drive into a soggy, snarled mess after heavy rains across the Midwest closed roads, stranded residents and punched a hole through an Iowa dam....[view article]

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Bad weather could hamper effort to seal oil well
CNN - July 22, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Bad weather may impact BP's attempts to create a permanent fix to the oil disaster, a BP official said Thursday....[view article]

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Tropical weather in Caribbean gaining steam
CNN - July 21, 2010

(CNN) -- A vigorous tropical weather system forming in the eastern Caribbean has a high chance of turning into a tropical depression or more serious tropical storm over the next two days, according to the National Hurricane Center....[view article]

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Scientists weighing new option for shutting down oil well
CNN - July 20, 2010

Washington (CNN) -- As tests continue Tuesday on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are weighing a new option for permanently sealing it....[view article]

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/19/probe-oil-rig-zeroes-final-hours/
Fox News - July 19, 2010

Federal authorities investigating BP PLC's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are zeroing in on bad decisions, missed warnings and worker disagreements in the hours before the April 20 inferno aboard the Deepwater Horizon that spawned one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history....[view article]

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Cap Keeps Oil Out of Gulf for 3rd Day
AOL News - July 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (July 18) -- Scientists got an extra day to evaluate whether the giant cork bottling BP's busted well in the Gulf of Mexico will hold, while officials overseeing the disaster pondered their next step....[view article]

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BP says capped Gulf of Mexico oil well not leaking
BBC - July 17, 2010

BP says there are no signs of leakage from its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a day after the flow was stopped for the first time since April. No oil has escaped from the new cap sealing the well and there was no sign of any breach under the sea floor, BP executive Kent Wells said....[view article]

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The Gulf Waits: Another Day to Watch the Cap
Fox News - July 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- An extended trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well is due to expire Sunday after the government's point man on the cleanup told BP to continue to monitor the cap for another 24 hours....[view article]

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Gulf spill: BP prepares for key oil well test
BBC - July 15, 2010

Adm Thad Allen: "When BP is ready, we will start to increase the pressure in the capping stack" Oil firm BP is preparing to test the strength of its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, in its latest bid to stop the flow. BP began shutting valves linked to the new cap, but a "small leak" in a pipe has delayed the tests. The firm said it would take a "short while" to fix....[view article]

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BP Installs Sealing Cap on Errant Well
Wall Street Journal - July 13, 2010

HOUSTON-BP PLC said Monday night it had installed a new sealing cap that could halt the oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, raising the possibility that a nearly three-month long environmental crisis could soon be contained....[view article]

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Coast Guard: Blimp will fly over oil slick, weather permitting
CNN - July 9, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- As people along the Gulf Coast deal with the "daunting challenges" posed by the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, federal responders are hoping to take advantage of a newly-poised aerial weapon in their arsenal Friday....[view article]

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BP Sets New Spill Target
Wall Street Journal - July 8, 2010

BP PLC is pushing to fix its runaway Gulf oil well by July 27, possibly weeks before the deadline the company is discussing publicly, in a bid to show investors it has capped its ballooning financial liabilities, according to company officials....[view article]

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Beach Cleaners Only Skimming Oil Off Surface
Fox News - July 8, 2010

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- A problem lurks under the sand on the Gulf Coast, but some argue the best thing to do is -- nothing. Walk to a seemingly pristine patch of sand, plop down in a chair and start digging with your bare feet and chances are you'll walk away with gooey tar between your toes. So far, workers hired by BP to clean oil off beaches have skimmed only the surface, using shovels or sifting machines....[view article]

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Hundreds Of Fishermen Missing Checks From BP
WDSU - July 8, 2010

GRAND ISLE, La. --Hundreds of fishermen from Lake Charles to Moss Point, Miss., were supposed to get checks from BP on Wednesday but didn't....[view article]

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This time it's oil trouble for Lake Pontchartrain
AP - Associated Press - July 7, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - Oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans, threatening another environmental disaster for the huge body of water that was rescued from pollution in 1990s....[view article]

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'It's just too hot': East Coast scorched by heat
AP - Associated Press - July 7, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's just no fun in the sun.That was the conclusion in the streets of the Bronx as 14-year-old Miguel Pena and 13-year-old Vincent Quiles walked their bicycles up a hill on one of the hottest days in the past decade in the Northeast.    ...[view article]

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Dangerous Eastern Heat Wave Could be a Record-Breaker
- July 5, 2010

A dangerous and record-challenging heat wave will affect much of the East this week as a once-delightful air mass turns ugly. In some locations this heat wave will rival many that have occurred in the past 20 years with the potential for up to a several-day stretch of temperatures in the upper 90s to low 100s from southern New England to the Carolinas....[view article]

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Gulf oil spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami, report says
Los Angeles Times - July 4, 2010

Those shorelines will probably see tar balls in the months ahead, NOAA finds. Also, skimming boats prepare to go back to work, and efforts to help turtles and migrating birds are announced....[view article]

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Hurricane could suspend oil capping for two weeks
CNN - July 2, 2010

(CNN) -- Oil could flow unrestricted for two weeks into the Gulf of Mexico if a hurricane moved toward the BP oil spill, according to a timeline from Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who's managing the federal government's response to the disaster....[view article]

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Kerry, the Sixth Generation Fisherman
CNN - July 2, 2010

On Wednesday, we toured a St. Bernard Parish community aid center for fishing families run by Catholic Charities of New Orleans. There we met several fishermen, including this gentleman named Kerry. He's a sixth generation fisherman, focusing primarily on crabbing....[view article]

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BP Oil Spill Containment Efforts Threatened By Hurricane Alex
- June 29, 2010

Gulf of Mexico (Jun 29) - The Deepwater Horizon crisis has entered day 71 as the gusher pumps up to 60,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf. Containment efforts including drilling relief wells are now in threat of the season's first tropical storm predicted to turn hurricane strength later today....[view article]

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Hurricane Alex to hamper BP's oil spill containment
Reuters - June 29, 2010

HOUSTON/LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex is expected to reach hurricane strength on Tuesday, with high winds and vast waves set to hamper BP Plc's (BP.L) (BP.N) latest efforts to contain the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Shares in London-based energy giant BP fell a further 1.7 percent a day after sources said the New York Federal Reserve was probing potential systemic risks posed by the company, and after the company had to deny Russian government claims...[view article]

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Tropical weather could exacerbate Gulf Coast woes
CNN - June 25, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Downtrodden Gulf Coast residents may soon have something besides the oil spill to worry about. But it's not really a "new" threat -- it's what they fret about every summer: tropical weather. There is a 70 percent chance that a weather system in the western Caribbean will better organize and form at least a tropical depression in the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said Friday morning....[view article]

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Florida Closes Beach as Gobs of Oil Wash In
Fox News - June 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - More dirty evidence of the massive oil spill washed ashore along the Gulf Coast for residents who don't need anymore reminders of their frustration over failed efforts to stop the crude gushing from a blown-out undersea well....[view article]

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Gulf Dealing With New Oil Spill Fear -- Hurricane
Fox News - June 25, 2010

The first hurricane of what experts fear will be a very severe season may be brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and anxious workers struggling to cap the leaking oil well are watching and worrying. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned Friday morning of not one but two weather formations in the Gulf of Mexico, both with the potential to swell into more serious weather systems. Responders in the Gulf of Mexico are eyeing the storm system closely, to see...[view article]

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Governors Declare Day of Prayer for Gulf Spill Read more: http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/news/28812-governors-declare-day-of-prayer-for-gulf-spill#ixzz0rtsV0f2m
Charisma - June 25, 2010

Leaders of the Gulf Coast states have designated Sunday a day of prayer for the regions affected by the oil spill that has sent millions of gallons of crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the last 66 days....[view article]

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Cap back after robot nudge stalls oil collection
AP - Associated Press - June 24, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive spill....[view article]

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Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster
CNN - June 24, 2010

(CNN) -- While cleanup crews and technical teams continue efforts to stop crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a different approach: prayer....[view article]

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Obama seeks new drill ban as oil still spews
Reuters - June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The White House was set on Wednesday to step up its legal battle to keep deepwater drilling on hold in the Gulf of Mexico following the worst oil spill in U.S. history....[view article]

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Judge rules against Obama's deep-water drilling moratorium
LA Times - June 22, 2010

Reporting from Atlanta and Los Angeles -A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the federal government acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in imposing the halt....[view article]

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Overlooked Danger in Gulf Oil Spill: Methane
AOL News - June 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (June 18) -- It is an overlooked danger in oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem....[view article]

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Deadly Tornadoes Tear Through Minnesota
AOL News - June 18, 2010

WADENA, Minn. (June 18) -- When the storm came through, Jay Hotakainen huddled in the basement of his northwest Minnesota home with his 12-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. The walls shook and everything in the house rattled....[view article]

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Florida Panhandle County Takes Oil Matters Into Its Own Hands
Fox News - June 18, 2010

A Florida Panhandle community that's been victimized by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says it can fight the destruction of its beaches and waterways better than the federal government -- but it's left with one problem: "Who will pay the bill?...[view article]

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'I am not stonewalling,' BP chief tells House committee
CNN - June 17, 2010

(CNN) -- Lawmakers grilled BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward on Thursday, questioning him on whether the oil company saved time and money in seven areas of well design and operation that may have led to failure. In each case, Hayward answered that he did not recall or did not know....[view article]

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Blast at Colombia coalmine kills 16 and traps dozens
BBC - June 17, 2010

A blast at a coalmine in Colombia has killed 16 miners and left about 70 trapped underground, officials say. The explosion happened late on Wednesday at the San Fernando mine in Amaga, Antioquia province....[view article]

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Analysts: Relief Wells May Not Stop Spill Until Christmas
AOL News - June 17, 2010

(June 17) -- President Barack Obama promised in his speech Tuesday night that sometime in August, the Gulf oil spill will finally be tamed. The leak will be plugged. The live "spillcam" can be turned off....[view article]

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After delays, U.S. begins to tap foreign aid for gulf oil spill
The Washington Post - June 14, 2010

Four weeks after the nation's worst environmental disaster, the Obama administration saw no need to accept offers of state-of-the-art skimmers, miles of boom or technical assistance from nations around the globe with experience fighting oil spills....[view article]

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Sane Solution to Clean up the Oil: Suck It Up
The Huffington Post - June 14, 2010

These harrowing pictures of birds covered in oil are so totally depressing it's hard to imagine this spill is going to be our nation's wake up call. But that was an idea posited on KCRW's Which Way LA....[view article]

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At Least 16 Campers Killed in Arkansas Flash Flood
ABC News - June 11, 2010

At least 16 people in a remote part of Arkansas were killed early Friday morning after flash floods swept through their campsites following a heavy rain, according to Gov. Mike Beebe....[view article]

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With Drilling Stopped, La. Workers Fear Job Losses
NPR.org - June 7, 2010

During President Obama's visit to the Louisiana coast, he got an earful from local officials about his six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Many people - from work boat captains to offshore caterers - say shutting down the industry for that long could be a bigger economic blow to the region than the oil spill itself....[view article]

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Don't Call The Guatemala Sinkhole a Sinkhole
Discover - June 7, 2010

The giant sinkhole that opened beneath downtown Guatemala City over the weekend is all the rage right now. There's just one problem: it isn't a sinkhole....[view article]

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Ohio tornado kills 7, wrecks cop cars, graduation
AP - Associated Press - June 7, 2010

MILLBURY, Ohio - A community whose high school was destroyed the day before graduation by a tornado that killed seven people, including the valedictorian's father, rescheduled the ceremony as residents sifted through houses in many cases reduced to rubble....[view article]

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Why the Oil Spill Won't End Gulf Drilling
Politics Daily - June 7, 2010

ORLANDO, Florida -- Suppose the United States did decrease drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, or discontinue it altogether. It's a tempting idea, but the question arises. Then what? What would be our alternatives?...[view article]

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Florida warily watches as oil creeps up on coast
USA TODAY - June 4, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - The message from Florida tourism leaders has been optimistic: Come visit oil-free beaches....[view article]

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BP's Latest Bid Stalls With Stuck Saw Blade
AOL News - June 2, 2010

(June 2) -- BP's latest attempt to contain the flow of oil gushing from an underwater well into the Gulf of Mexico stalled today when a saw blade got stuck in a pipe, the Coast Guard said....[view article]

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22-mile oil plume under Gulf nears rich waters
AP - Associated Press - May 29, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - A thick, 22-mile plume of oil discovered by researchers off the BP spill site was nearing an underwater canyon, where it could poison the foodchain for sealife in the waters off Florida.Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction....[view article]

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BP Reveals 'Fundamental Mistake' on Oil Well
Wall Street Journal - May 26, 2010

BP told congressional investigators that a decision to continue work on an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a test warned that something was wrong may have been a "fundamental mistake," according to a memo....[view article]

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'Top kill' a pivotal moment for BP in capping oil leak
CNN - May 26, 2010

Venice, Louisiana (CNN) -- As early as Wednesday morning, BP will try to stop the gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico with a maneuver called "top kill."...[view article]

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Anger, Questions Grow Along With Massive Gulf Spill
Fox News - May 24, 2010

With oil pushing at least 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes and two major pelican rookeries now coated in crude, Louisiana Gov. Jindal said the state has begun work on a chain of berms to skirt the state's coastline....[view article]

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Hurricane season may make spill worse
USA TODAY - May 20, 2010

As hurricane season looms, forecasters, scientists and residents along the Gulf Coast worry that a major storm could make the oil spill worse....[view article]

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Abduction of relief workers makes ministry proceed with caution
Mission Network News - May 19, 2010

Haiti (MNN) - Though Haiti is beginning to fade from the headlines, relief is an on-going effort, often slowed by lack of funds, weather conditions or unforeseen events....[view article]

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5 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma
USA TODAY - May 11, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Violent storms that tore through the southern Plains killed five people and injured dozens more, leaving behind flattened homes, toppled semitrailers and downed power lines....[view article]

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Some oil spill events from Friday, May 7, 2010
AP - Associated Press - May 7, 2010

Events May 7, Day 18 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast killed 11 workers. Since then, oil has been pouring into the Gulf from a blown-out undersea well at about 210,000 gallons per day. The slick threatens the U.S. coastline....[view article]

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Tennessee Braces for More Flooding and Deaths
AOL News - May 3, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 3) -- Opryland's 1,500 guests were spending the night in a high school to escape rising floodwaters that threatened other areas of downtown hit by devastating thunderstorms that slammed Tennessee and northern Mississippi, killing at least 15 people....[view article]

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Fungal Disease Spreads Through Pacific Northwest
NPR.org - May 3, 2010

A rare and dangerous fungal infection named Cryptococcus gattii has been quietly spreading from British Columbia southward to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. And it's changing as it goes....[view article]

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White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling
AOL News - April 30, 2010

(April 30) -- The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile wide oil slick that has begun to lap up on Louisiana's coast....[view article]

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Weather hurts Gulf oil fight; new drilling on hold
AOL News - April 30, 2010

MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER -Oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico oozed into Louisiana's ecologically rich wetlands Friday as storms threatened to frustrate desperate protection efforts. The White House put a hold on any new offshore oil projects until the rig disaster that caused the spill is explained....[view article]

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Death Toll in Violent Southern Storms Rises to 12
AOL News - April 26, 2010

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (April 26) -- Morgan Hayden and Joe Moton stepped carefully through nails, broken glass and pink tufts of insulation, the remnants of their home leveled by a tornado as severe storms killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and 2 in Alabama....[view article]

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As Europe Reopens Skies, a New Cloud Looms
The New York Times - April 20, 2010

LONDON - European authorities began easing six days of severe flight restrictions on Tuesday, but a new ash cloud, reported to be spreading south from the erupting volcano in Iceland, threatened to thwart part of the effort to end the Continent's worst aviation crisis....[view article]

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$5.3 billion pledged over 2 years at U.N. conference for Haiti reconstruction
The Washington Post - April 1, 2010

UNITED NATIONS -- The international community pledged $5.3 billion Wednesday for earthquake-shattered Haiti over the next two years, launching an ambitious effort not just to rebuild the hemisphere's poorest nation but also to transform it into a modern state....[view article]

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World Vision Warns Haiti's Rural Communities Risk Chronic Food, Water Shortage as Burden to Care for Displaced Grows
Christian Newswire - March 2, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- World Vision warns Haiti's rural communities are at risk for chronic food and water shortages as the burden to care for the displaced grows. Families in these communities are struggling to cope with the influx of people seeking refuge from the destruction in the capital city. The aid agency is concerned that these communities are at risk of increased chronic food and water shortages and lack of adequate shelter as the...[view article]

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Keynote Address at the 58th National Prayer Breakfast
State.gov - February 5, 2010

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. I have to begin by saying I'm not Bono. (Laughter.) Those of you who were here when he was, I apologize beforehand. (Laughter.) But it is a great pleasure to be with you and to be here with President and Mrs. Obama, to be with Vice President Biden, with Chairman Mullen, with certainly our host today, my former colleagues and friends, Senators Isakson and Amy Klobuchar. And to be with so many...[view article]

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AOL News - February 2, 2010

(Feb. 2) - The United States, China and dozens of other countries have submitted pledges to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 - the first hurdle required in a voluntary pact set up at last year's U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen....[view article]

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Army of criminals threaten Haiti's quake survivors
The First Post - January 22, 2010

The United Nations has labelled Haiti's earthquake the worst disaster it has ever faced, as government officials in Port-au-Prince say they had already buried 40,000 victims, and expect a final death toll of between 100,000 and 200,000....[view article]

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Aftershock Strikes Unstable Haiti, Shaking Buildings
AOL News - January 20, 2010

(Jan. 20) -- A 6.1-magnitude aftershock rattled Haiti early Wednesday morning, shaking already-unstable buildings and sparking panic among the many homeless survivors of last week's devastating quake....[view article]

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Evacuations Ordered Ahead of 3rd California Storm
AOL News - January 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20) - After two days of lightning, flooding and even a tornado, officials tried to get ahead of the next round of powerful storms that are pummeling Southern California by ordering evacuations in mudslide-prone foothill neighborhoods....[view article]

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MAF Opens Critically Important Satellite Communications Center, Facilitating Work of Relief Agencies Hampered by Loss of Local Telecommunications Networks
Christian Newswire - January 19, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) missionaries have set up a Port-au-Prince airport communications center connected to a GATR VSAT satellite system, supplying direly needed high-bandwidth communications to workers from at least 16 international aid groups that have arrived since the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake....[view article]

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Thousands of Americans Unaccounted For
AOL News - January 19, 2010

(Jan. 19) -- The death toll from last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti has reached 200,000, according to government figures cited by the European Commission. The U.S. State Department told NBC News up to 5,500 Americans could still be missing or trapped in the wreckage....[view article]

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More Aid Reaches Haiti, but People Are Still Suffering
AOL News - January 18, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18) - Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday and officials said billions of dollars more will be needed following the quake that killed an estimated 200,000 people and left many still struggling to find a cup of water or a handful of food....[view article]

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Haiti Desperate for Aid in Quake Aftermath
AOL News - January 13, 2010

(Jan. 13) -- Thousands are trapped, missing or feared dead a day after Haiti's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake, prompting the U.N. chief to plead Wednesday for the world to "come to Haiti's aid in this hour of need."...[view article]

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Saudi floods kill 77 while Muslims perform hajj
TownHall.com - November 27, 2009

Muslim pilgrims holding white umbrellas against the blazing sun clambered up a rocky desert hill for prayers Thursday during the annual hajj, a day after torrential rains that killed at least 77 people....[view article]

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Ida's threat ebbs but U.S. Gulf energy output disrupted
Reuters - November 11, 2009

MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - A weakened Tropical Storm Ida drenched the U.S. Gulf Coast and oil installations on Monday, shutting down nearly 30 percent of Gulf energy production....[view article]

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Swine Flu Hits Ukraine
YWAM - November 10, 2009

The Ukrainian Health Ministry announced an outbreak of A(H1N1) (Swine flu) on 29 th October 2009...[view article]

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Emergency Prayer for El Salvadore
frangipane.org - November 10, 2009

Dear Friends, As many of you may know El Salvador needs our prayers. The country has been affected by floods, mudslides and heavy rains. Houses have been devastated, many people killed while many more are still missing. Severe destruction has been in the worst affected areas. At least six bridges have been swept away blocking also important roads and leaving communities without any means of communication, according to the news. The damage in San Salvador, capital city is highly visible. We are being...[view article]

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Cases of the H1N1 Virus on the Increase
CEN Christian Emergency Network - November 6, 2009

The Christian Emergency Network (CEN) encourages you to stay informed of the H1N1 virus epidemic. Know the difference between a cold and a flu virus. Take preventative measures...all while praying for protection from its influence and effects. CEN Chapters can help you accomplish this. Contact us to help lead a Chapter near you, or to benefit from one....[view article]

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Swine flu prompts hundreds of schools to close
AP - Associated Press - October 30, 2009

CHICAGO - The number of students staying home sick with the flu is multiplying nationwide and normally quiet school nurses' offices suddenly look like big city emergency rooms, packed with students too ill to finish the day....[view article]

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