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  • Study links California drought to global warming

    Study links California drought to global warming

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:55 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:55:35 GMT
    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...
    While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California...
  • Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

    Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:35:08 GMT
    As the spring storm season arrives in Tornado Alley, emergency officials are wrestling with a dilemma posed by man's best friends.
    Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the...
  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:34:25 GMT
    Top tourism officials in Nepal are on their way to Mount Everest's base camp to negotiate with Sherpas who want to abandon the climbing season after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.
    Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Discovery to air Everest documentary on May 4

    Discovery to air Everest documentary on May 4

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:56:11 GMT
    Discovery Channel has announced May 4 as the airdate for a documentary on last week's Mount Everest avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
    Discovery Channel has announced May 4 as the airdate for a documentary on last week's Mount Everest avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:34:35 GMT
    As search crews continue to look for two missing people following the devastating mudslide in Washington state, scientists are closely monitoring how the avalanche is affecting federally endangered fish runs.
    Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:52 GMT
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:06:32 GMT
    Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on...
    Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,...
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:09 GMT
    Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.
    Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...
  • At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
    Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...
  • Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

    Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:23:56 GMT
    With its dream of covering a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network is instead making a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.
    With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen...
  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:44:32 GMT
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it...
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was...
  • Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business

    Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:55 GMT
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says a third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later.
    When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement.
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:56 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:22 GMT
    Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
    Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official...
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump

    Discovery network cancels Everest jump

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:23:04 GMT
    The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
    The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:53:09 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed...
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:12:08 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:44 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:48 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:02:29 GMT
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several...
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other...
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:00 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:11:42 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:44 GMT
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:11:25 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.
  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:32:06 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.
  • Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...
    President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...
  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Authorities say a large forest fire that is covering the Chilean city of Valparaiso in smoke has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations.
    A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than...
  • California drought spawns well drilling boom

    California drought spawns well drilling boom

    The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.
    The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.
  • 4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

    4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

    A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area.
    A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area.
  • Mag-7.6 quake, waves strike Solomon Islands

    Mag-7.6 quake, waves strike Solomon Islands

    A tsunami warning was issued Sunday for some Pacific islands following a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake near the Solomon Islands.
    A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.
  • Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

    Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

    State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are...
    Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are...
  • Dozens evacuated in Wyoming town as ground slips

    Dozens evacuated in Wyoming town as ground slips

    Local officials and dozens of evacuees kept anxious watch Thursday on a slowly sliding hillside that threatened to take out several homes and businesses in this resort town.
    Local officials and dozens of evacuees kept anxious watch Thursday on a slowly sliding hillside that threatened to take out several homes and businesses in this resort town.
  • Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

    Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

    The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses "exploding" from its force.
    The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses "exploding" from its force.
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