Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor.
An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week.
An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico’s most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck.
Emergency officials in Puerto Rico raced on Saturday to evacuate tens of thousands of people from a river valley below a dam in the island’s northwest, which is on the verge of collapse under the weight of flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Wading through highways swamped by turbid waters that sloshed over scattered, sunken belongings, residents of this Puerto Rican barrio flooded by Hurricane Maria have begun emerging from their shattered homes.
Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous.
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Hurricane Maria churned toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, flooded streets, crippled economies and left at least 32 people dead.
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Noise in New York has always grated on people and now, with the cacophony engulfing surrounding waters, it is threatening the city’s newly discovered neighbors: endangered whales.
Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years.
Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.
Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic on Thursday and continued to dump heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.
Two deadly earthquakes in Mexico this month also left their mark on a water-filled cavern in Nevada that is home to one of world’s most endangered fish.
Commercial reptile collecting in Nevada may become banned, effectively ending a cottage industry of collectors who gather lizards and snakes from the desert landscape.
A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima.
St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control crews are working overtime to combat the recent “hatch off” of mosquitoes following Hurricane Irma’s soaking of the Treasure Coast. Residents are asked to help minimize the risk for additional mosquito breeding by “tipping, tossing and covering” standing water around their yards.
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-laden rivers, damaging buildings and cutting power, after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.
A healthy male Asian elephant was born at a Belgian zoo on Tuesday in what keepers say is welcome news for their breeding program after the death of a calf last year.
Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation.
At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.
This is a great time of year to head up to the Spring Mountains Recreation Area — what we locals call Mount Charleston.
Kyle Canyon residents are being warned about their drinking water after elevated levels of lead turned up in samples collected from a handful of homes on Mount Charleston.
City of Port St. Lucie will give away an assorted variety of trees that are native to Florida. The KPSLB Committee hopes to protect native plants for future generations and encourage public awareness about the need to maintain Port St. Lucie’s natural beauty. Trees are given away on a first-come, first-served basis to City of Port St. Lucie residents.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and trapping an unknown number of people.
Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.
Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed.
Las Vegans do not have to worry about the type of hurricane conditions that recently rocked communities in Florida and Texas, but safety officials said valley residents should be prepared for other types of disasters.
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month.
The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining in or to shrink the footprints of 10 national monuments, according to the Washington Post.
Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord, Cohn reaffirms U.S. climate deal stance in New York
The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.
Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second powerful storm this month.
If you feed them, they will roost.
The Las Vegas Valley can expect slightly cooler-than-normal temperatures in the coming days with no rain in the forecast, the National Weather Service said.
Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said
The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of the deal.
Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean’s Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.
About 1.9 million homes and businesses in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas remained without power from Hurricane Irma on Friday, five days after the deadly storm ripped through the U.S. Southeast.
More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.
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California (KSRO) – Tens of thousands of Californians are expected to sign up to participate in the 33rd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.
The U.S. federal flood insurance program estimates it will make $11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the program’s administrator Roy Wright said on Wednesday.
The likelihood of the La Niña weather pattern, which can cause floods and droughts, is increasing for this fall and winter, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
Max became a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, moving toward Mexico’s tourist-heavy Pacific coast and bearing down on a region that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.
Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens’s most popular beaches.
Two baby Sumatran orangutans rescued by border officials who foiled a bid to smuggle them into Thailand arrived at a wildlife center on Wednesday, to stay until Indonesia decides on their return, officials said.
Evacuees from Hurricane Irma returned early Wednesday to parts of the Florida Keys, which remained largely without electricity and communications in the wake of the deadly storm.
Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.
Europe’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Italy had been wrong to ban cultivation of an EU-approved genetically modified (GMO) maize as it had failed to show there was a serious risk to public health or the environment.
A state panel on Tuesday approved nearly $1 million more to pay for legal costs to continue Nevada’s fight against a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.