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Tag Results for "Natural Disasters"

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific coast of Guatemala late Monday afternoon at approximately 4pm PST. The epic center was near the capital city of Guatemala City some 6 miles southeast. continue reading »

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombian emergency rescue workers found the body of another person killed in the mudslide that cascaded onto a rural road in the southern part of the country last weekend, continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Panama to Reduce Vulnerability to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Investment

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $100 million to help Panama reduce its vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. continue reading »

One-Year Later Remembering Fukushima - Hear the Earthquake (VIDEO)

Today is the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of Fukushima Daiichi and killed 19,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens. continue reading »

Killer Storms Wreak Havoc in 6 States, Leaves 39 Dead Most in North Carolina

Emergency crews throughout 6 southeastern states continue to assess the damage from killer storms that brought tornadoes, flash floods and hail. Thus far the death toll stands at 39. continue reading »

Scientists Point to Recent Flooding as Proof of Global Warming “Theory”

It is hard to turn on the television or go online and not see the horrific videos and photos of Sri Lanka, Australian, and Brazil’s battle with natural disasters. continue reading »

Natural Disaster Risks Remain High in Latin America

Latin America and the Caribbean face potentially crippling economic and social costs from natural disasters and need to do more to reduce risks and prepare government finances to respond to eventual catastrophes, according to a new set of indicators continue reading »