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Hurricane Irene set to become nation’s 10th billion dollar disaster of the year

Monday, August 29th, 2011 4:23pm MDT

The Atlantic’s first major hurricane struck the United States over the weekend becoming the first hurricane to make landfall in the country since 2008.  It adds to the nation’s tally of billion dollar disasters this year and leaves at least two dozen people dead in its wake. As reported by the Natural Disasters Examiner, initial […]

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Video captures stage collapse in powerful winds at Indiana State Fair

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 4:11pm MDT

Winds alone are not normally associated with the loss of life but a sad reminder of the dangers was seen at the Indianapolis State Fair on Saturday.  Powerful thunderstorm winds downed a stage killing five people and injuring dozens while officials appeared to ignore warnings of the impending danger. The Natural Disasters Examiner wrote in […]

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Satellites capture images of Antarctica ice shelf breaking apart from Japanese tsunami

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 4:59pm MDT

Nearly 8,000 miles away the power of the tsunami caused by the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake was felt in a resounding fashion. New satellite imagery released by NASA shows 50 square miles of ice from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf on the coast of Antarctica being broken off due to the waves. Scientists have speculated […]

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Al Gore says climate change dissenters full of [expletive]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 4:54pm MDT

The passion of Al Gore for the manmade climate change theory is unquestionable.  Since leaving public office he has become the self-appointed spokesman for the movement.  At a forum in Aspen last week the former vice president launched into a profanity filled tirade against those who disagree with him. The Climate Change Examiner reports that […]

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Questions arise about use of DIA weather station; Location far from city invalidates historical comparisons

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 6:20am MDT

Does a move of 12 miles make a difference in what type of weather is seen in Colorado?  Longtime residents know that our weather can vary greatly over short distances and this has many questioning the placement of Denver’s official weather monitoring station. From 1871 to 1949 Denver’s weather was recorded at the National Weather […]

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Independence Day history: Jefferson and Franklin as two of America’s first weathermen

Monday, July 4th, 2011 3:29pm MDT

Certainly anyone who has studied the Founding Fathers is well aware of Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying kite-flying experience.  What many Americans may not know is that he was one of the first storm chasers and his fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was a weatherman in his own right. Benjamin Franklin’s interest in […]

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Severe weather continues to cause destruction, claim lives

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 4:52pm MDT

Tornadoes, damaging wind, hail and flooding rains are a fact of life in the United States in the springtime.  This season however has seen an absolutely devastating series of storms systems that have brought extraordinary levels of destruction and loss of life. Among our writing assignments for Examiner.com we are the Natural Disasters Examiner.  Of […]

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Video captures tornado ripping through northwestern Iowa

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 7:50am MDT

Saturday evening the stage was set for severe weather across the nation’s heartland and Mother Nature came through in spades.  More than a dozen tornadoes were reported as were scores of significant hail events. Despite the number of events most resulted in little damage.  However one tornado, by some accounts as big as three quarters […]

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New Zealand suffers ‘darkest day’ as at least 65 killed in earthquake

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 7:58am MDT

Christchurch, New Zealand was struck by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Tuesday that wreaked havoc across the nation’s second largest city.  Buildings were reduced to rubble and people buried alive in what is being called the ‘darkest day’ in the New Zealand history. The quake, which struck at 12:51pm local time and at a shallow […]

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Flood weary Queensland, Australia struck by tropical cyclone

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:54pm MDT

Devastating flooding over the past month and a half inundated hundreds of thousands of square miles in the Australian state of Queensland.  The last thing the weary residents needed was more stormy weather but that is what came in the form of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Just a few days ago Tropical Cyclone Anthony made […]

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