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Wind farms can tame hurricanes: scientists

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 11:53am MDT

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: scientists (via AFP) Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday. Had such installations existed at the time, Hurricane…

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Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 1:46pm MDT

Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California (via AFP) Californian rancher Nathan Carver squints as he surveys the parched fields where his family has raised cattle for five generations. Normally, they would be covered in lush green grass. But the western US state’s worst drought in decades has reduced…

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New Indonesian volcanic eruption halts search

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 5:06pm MDT

New Indonesian volcanic eruption halts search (via AFP) A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again Monday, halting a search for any more victims. Before they stopped their search, a rescue team found the charred wreckage of motorcycles…

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NASA satellite captures image of Australian wildfires

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 5:06pm MDT

Satellite imagery of wildfires is something we are certainly used to seeing here in Colorado, particularly the last couple of years.  Summertime in Australia brings wildfire danger as well and a NASA satellite captured smoke billowing from a blaze down under. Much of Australia has been gripped by record-setting heat in recent weeks thus leading […]

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Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Monday, January 13th, 2014 12:58pm MDT

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000 (via AFP) Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people. Haitians, many dressed in white, flocked to church services…

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Helmet cam captures motorcycle rider trying to cross Colorado floodwaters

Saturday, January 11th, 2014 8:04am MDT

September 2013 went into the history books as one of the most disastrous in Colorado history as torrential rains brought devastating flooding. Most residents heeded warnings meant to save lives but newly discovered video showcases one man ignoring them and nearly drowning in the process. The video, released by action camera maker GoPro last week, features motorcycle […]

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Cairo receives first snow in over 100 years, Jerusalem receives most in 50 years

Friday, December 13th, 2013 10:21am MDT

A powerful winter storm system struck parts of the Middle East on Friday to the delight of some residents but causing havoc in other locations where snow is a rarity. In Cairo, Egypt snow fell, reportedly for the first time in 112 years, covering parts of the city in a light blanket of white. Parts […]

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Camera footage shows destruction from deadly Illinois tornado as it happened

Friday, December 13th, 2013 6:48am MDT

Last month a tornado outbreak visited death and destruction across multiple states in the nation’s midsection. Security camera footage just release by a homeowner in Illinois whose house was destroyed captures the destruction as it happens. Over 100 tornadoes spanning seven states were reported on November 17. While the actual number of twisters was likely […]

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Grieving father rebuilds in typhoon-smashed Philippines

Sunday, November 24th, 2013 5:41am MDT

Grieving father rebuilds in typhoon-smashed Philippines (via AFP) Every nail Florentino Homeris hammers down takes him one step closer to rebuilding his typhoon-wrecked house, and one step further from life with the daughter he lost. The 32-year-old labourer has no choice but to try to create a new dwelling for his…

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Haiyan revives compensation row at UN climate talks

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 8:31am MDT

Haiyan revives compensation row at UN climate talks (via AFP) The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan has become a rallying cry at UN climate talks, where the Philippines and other developing nations are demanding aid guarantees for future damage from global warming. The demand has created another deep fault…

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