19 April 1906: Thousands of buildings were either damaged or destroyed, and several hundred persons killed New York, Wednesday Early this morning a violent earthquake wrecked the business quarter of the city of San Francisco, and an appalling fire completed the devastation. All the land wires were broken, and for some hours the United States was in an agony of suspense. The absence of authentic news produced the wildest rumours. Now that communication has been partially restored the story is scarcely less alarming, for it is known that not less than 1,500 people have perished, and some estimates place the figure ultimately at more than double that number.
Parts of Okuma are open for business once again, but only a few hundred former residents have moved home A town next to the wrecked Daiichi nuclear power plant partially reopened on Wednesday, eight years after a triple meltdown forced tens of thousands of people in the area to flee. About 40% of Okuma, which sits immediately west of the plant, was declared safe for residents to make a permanent return after decontamination efforts significantly reduced radiation levels.
While the world’s poorest bear the brunt of ever more powerful storms, international leaders do little to address the devastating impact of climate change I am a Mozambican aid agency communicator. is just the latest humanitarian crisis I have been involved in. Mozambique has a history of being affected by huge storms. The upsetting thing to me is that while international leaders and experts talk about and the impact this is having on the world, the very poorest are bearing the brunt of ever more powerful storms.
Antonio Matimbe is communications manager for World Vision Mozambique. World Vision is one of 13 charity members of the Disasters Emergency Committee working with national partners to support government-led relief efforts. The DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal is at
At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai When we picture climate change it is often extreme weather that springs to mind: hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, heatwaves and floods. But secondary impacts, such as landslides, also present a major threat.
Hot weather came after sweltering summer and unusually dry season in Western Australia and the Northern Territory An abnormally hot summer in Australia ended with the warmest March on record, new data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows. The latest shows that despite two severe tropical cyclones in the northern states, temperatures across Australia were 2.13C above the average throughout last month in part due to an unusually dry summer in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Some 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccines were due to arrive in the cyclone-battered Beira city on Tuesday Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said on Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago. The new data represents on average more than 200 cases of new infections each day.
Residents on Penang Island have filmed a huge water spout that formed near the shore at Tanjung Tokong. The spout was seen spinning for about five minutes before it briefly arrived on land and dissipated. It reportedly caused minor damage including blowing roofs off some buildings. There have been no reports of casualties
More accurate investigation technique finds far more quakes than had previously been recorded, though most were tiny Scientists counted 1.8 million earthquakes in California from 2008 to 2017, most of them so tiny that no one feels them. Using a more accurate way of finding teeny tiny earthquakes, scientists recorded far from temblors than the current catalog of just under 180,000 for that decade, , according to a report in the journal Science on Thursday.
A blizzard hitting the U.S. Rockies was forecast to move eastward over the next day. The coming storm was expected to exacerbate flooding along the Missouri River in areas where dozens of levees were breached in March.
BlackRock and Vanguard Group have been vocal about using their market weight to influence social issues, including climate change. But results of proxy voting show that they continue to have among the worst voting records on climate change.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Friday as result of "a vast tree die-off throughout the state" and deteriorating forest conditions that have increased the risk of wildfires.
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, and more costly. According to one estimate, natural disasters caused about $340 billion in damage across the world in 2017. And insurers had to pay out a record $138 billion. The $5 trillion global insurance industry plays a huge role in the U.S. economy. Insurance spending in 2017 made up about 11 percent of America's GDP. So, how will insurance companies remain profitable in an era of climate change? And what does that mean for the rest of us?
The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a "bomb cyclone, left blizzards, floods and tornadoes in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday.