Rural Californians disappointed after Gov. Newsom survives recall election

U.S. 09/19/21, 17:59

Voters from remote parts of California are displeased after the governor survived a recall election on Sept. 14. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will stay in public office until at least 2023, after defeating a referendum to remove him before the current term ends. Although mail-in ballots are still being counted, 64 percent ...

Ancient city in China hit by massive sandstorm

China 07/27/21, 03:35

On Sunday, July 25, just after 3 pm local time, a massive sandstorm approached a historic city in China's northwestern region, devouring its buildings and covering everything in dust. According to the regional meteorological department, a sandstorm of more than 100-meter height has swept across Dunhuang City in China's Gansu Province, ...

Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017.Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property tax bills after a natural disaster, the Houston Chronicle reported."Nothing ...

Update: DHS likens border issues to Category 5 hurricane

Politics 04/02/19, 20:00

The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says in an emergency call with Cabinet members and White House aides that the administration will treat U.S.-Mexico border issues "as if we have been hit by a Category 5 hurricane." That's according to a ...

Air Force says it needs $4.9 billion in disaster relief

Politics 03/27/19, 12:09

The Air Force said on Wednesday that it needs $4.9 billion in extra funding over the next three years to rebuild and repair two key bases heavily damaged by natural disasters. "We desperately need the supplemental funding," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, citing hurricane damage to Tyndall Air Force Base ...

Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

Africa 03/21/19, 04:54

A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the storm's aftermath of flooding, destruction and death continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging ...

Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

U.S. 03/06/19, 15:59

After a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week, rescue crews didn't have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims. Instead, they used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins.In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public ...

Wildfire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties

U.S. 02/04/19, 20:47

Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after federal authorities threatened to cut off funding for the state's biggest natural disaster cleanup.The Paradise Town Council unanimously rescinded a two-month-old law allowing residents to ...

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Enviroment 01/08/19, 16:32

The California wildfire that devastated the small town of Paradise in November was the costliest natural disaster in 2018, with Munich Re reinsurer saying climate change was making fires more common

Texas report says ‘changing climate’ intensifying disasters

U.S. 12/13/18, 14:04

Natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey's deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism about climate change runs deep.But the report makes no mention of ...

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