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Sierra Leone: At Least 200 Dead After Mudslide, Flooding

Monday, August 14th, 2017 11:47am MDT

Officials in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, say more than 200 people are dead after a mudslide and heavy flooding. The catastrophe in the early hours of Monday followed hours of heavy rains. Witnesses described a hillside collapse in the Regent area and said roads became “churning rivers of mud.” Sinneh Kamara, a technician at the […]

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NOAA Upgrades Hurricane Season To Above Normal

Monday, August 14th, 2017 5:46am MDT

Less than half way through the 2017 hurricane season the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has upgraded the chances of an above-normal season in the Atlantic. In May, NOAA had estimated that the chance of an above-normal season was about 45 percent. Now the chance of an above-normal season is set at about 60 percent. […]

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Images the day after a dangerous Oklahoma tornado show the destruction it left in its wake

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 5:05am MDT

Tulsa, Okla., residents woke up to the devastation of an EF2 tornado that hit the town overnight, reports FOX23. 12:50pm – Survey team confirms tornado damage across central Tulsa. EF2 intensity also confirmed. Survey continues. Watch the video — NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) August 6, 2017 The tornado hit shortly after 1 AM, destroying multiple businesses. […]

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‘An insane amount of heat’ as fire near Yosemite National Park moves with frightening speed

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:09am MDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. — It has destroyed 29 structures, temporarily cut off power to Yosemite National Park and threatened the historic gold-mining town of Mariposa, sending its residents fleeing. It’s sent its smoke as far away as Idaho, and it burned so hot that it created its own weather system. If the Detwiler fire, which has […]

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8 Dead, More Missing in Arizona Flash Flood

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 6:12pm MDT

Eight people have been confirmed drowned and more are missing after a flash flood swept over a popular swimming spot in a river in the western U.S. state of Arizona. Authorities are searching for the missing after the incident on Saturday afternoon in the Verde River inside Tonto National Forest, about 145 kilometers northeast of […]

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana

Friday, July 7th, 2017 3:01pm MDT

Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, […]

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As wildfires rage in West, DC lawmakers fight over forest policy

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 5:04am MDT

WASHINGTON — With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires. Many Republicans want to help prevent and fight wildfires by giving the agencies that manage the federal forests more money and greater ability to thin out the forests. Most Democrats, as well as […]

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Over 800 Earthquakes Recorded at Yellowstone Volcano

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 6:06pm MDT

Over 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at Yellowstone supervolcano over the last two weeks, with the ongoing swarm taking place on the western edge of the National Park. But there is virtually no risk of the volcano erupting, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) currently lists the volcano alert level as normal and the […]

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by a Swarm of Earthquakes

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 3:04pm MDT

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]

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Oroville Dam flood danger recedes; state criticized for spending on rail, illegals

Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:13am MDT

The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail. California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came under fire amid reports that federal […]

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