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8 killed, 18 missing in Washington state landslide
A devastating mudslide in the state of Washington has killed at least eight people. Eighteen others are missing as houses were buried under rubble. The incident prompted the evacuation of a nearby town in case of a “potentially catastrophic flood event.”

23.03.2014 08:56

Water-energy crisis threatens earth’s future - UN
Craving for water and energy will swell in the near future, amid surging populations and economies. This increase could badly strain earth's limited resources, says the UN.

21.03.2014 05:10

March snowstorm pummels East Coast, shuts down federal government (PHOTOS)
Weather continues to cause trouble in the United States, as yet another powerful snowstorm is blanketing the mid-Atlantic region and the East Coast on Monday.

03.03.2014 16:10

Mandatory evacuation ordered in Los Angeles suburbs ahead of storm
Police in two California cities have ordered mandatory evacuations for 1,000 homes due to the threat of mudslides, as a powerful rainstorm prepares to drench the drought-stricken state.

28.02.2014 15:56

Scientists liken Chinese smog to ‘nuclear winter’
Air pollution in parts of China is now so extreme it could lead to conditions similar to a “nuclear winter,” scientists say. The smog that covers the country has become so thick it is impeding photosynthesis, potentially disrupting China’s food supply.

27.02.2014 11:11

California gold prospectors hope state-wide drought will help them strike it rich
Much of California is enduring extreme drought conditions that have left farmers hoping for any rain to water their crops. Prospectors say there’s an upside to the harsh conditions, though, with the depleted conditions exposing previously invisible gold.

25.02.2014 20:18

​Chinese man sues hometown over air pollution
A resident in a polluted city in northern China has become the first person in the country to launch a case against the local government over high levels of pollution. He is also seeking compensation for those affected by the smog.

25.02.2014 06:00

Beijing raises pollution alert to orange for first time as heavy smog blankets capital
Beijing raised its four-tiered smog alert system to 'orange' for the first time on Friday as heavy smog was forecast to roll into the city for the next three days. Officials have urged people to stay indoors and use public transport.

21.02.2014 15:06

Brazil rations water in 140 cities amid worst drought in decades
Over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country's leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.

16.02.2014 08:52

Record snowfall in Japan kills 12, disrupts power and transport
The heaviest snowfall in decades has left 12 dead and more than 1,500 injured across Japan, local media reported on Sunday. The snow has paralyzed the public transport system and left hundreds of thousands without electricity.

15.02.2014 16:25

35-ft sinkhole opens up in flooded UK as storms leave 3 dead (VIDEO)
A 35-foot-wide sinkhole has opened up in the storm-battered UK as three people have died in a wave of floods spreading havoc across the southern England. A total of 17 flood warnings, denoting a “danger to life,” are in place.

15.02.2014 12:13

Up to 100 cars pile up on icy Pennsylvania highway (PHOTOS)
Several huge multi-car pile-ups totaling 100 vehicles have shut down part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday morning, as icy driving conditions made for a treacherous commute.

14.02.2014 14:49

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