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1 hr ago | Surrey Leader

B.C. calls Ontario for forest fire support

B.C. forest firefighters head into the weekend with two major fires in the Interior of the province and fire risk increasing with a spell of hot weather expected.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Weather, Canada,

6 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater weather.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood, Meteorology, Science, Michigan

7 hrs ago | WTVR Richmond

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan - the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami - the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

10 hrs ago | New York Post

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami warning

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

13 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska.


Related Topix: Hailstorm, Agriculture, Science, Nebraska, North Platte, NE, Gibbon, NE, Loup City, NE

17 hrs ago | News24

.com | Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


Related Topix: Epidemic

21 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Yakima, WA, Entiat, WA, Chelan, WA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Puerto Rico to seek US aid for moderate drought

Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.


Related Topix: Weather, Drought, World News

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Small-screen fare has steadily been pushed into bolder, even brilliant territory by cable and, now, online offerings, and it's enticing the TV academy to recognize programs that are more emotionally and dramatically complex - as well as sexually explicit and, for better or worse, much more violent.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Game of Thrones, Epidemic, Comedy, Drama, House of Cards

The Miami Herald

Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'

This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Related Topix: Cedar Rapids, IA, Flood, Weather


6.5 million homes at risk from storm surges

Every summer, residents along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coasts brace themselves for the hurricane season.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

Denver Post

Yanique makes US Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes.


Related Topix: Virgin Islands, Central America, World News, Hurricane

News Journal

Voices: Floridians get complacent about hurricanes

When Hurricane Arthur turned away from Florida on its way toward North Carolina last week, it was another reminder of how lucky the Sunshine State has been of late.


Related Topix: Florida, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Port Charlotte, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Town Talk

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why

I'm a true southwest Louisiana girl doing a job I've wanted to do since I was 10 years old.


Related Topix: Weather, Heat Wave

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off

Brown lawns and dusty cars could become the norm in California as state regulators consider unprecedented $500-a-day fines for water-wasters, after acknowledging that voluntary steps to reduce consumption amid a... Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, US Supreme Court, Weather, Tornado

WFAA-TV Dallas

First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Tornado, Hurricane, Weather, Carroll County, MD

KHOU-TV Houston

Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.


Related Topix: Texas, Weather, Drought, Wichita Falls, TX, West, TX

The Fresno Bee

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

The San Diego County District Attorney's office said a hearing has been set for July 30 for the juvenile, whose identity has not been released.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, San Diego County, CA, San Marcos, CA

Ebola outbreak not right for testing experimental vaccines, drugs: experts

The largest Ebola outbreak in history is defying the containment efforts of affected countries and international response teams, leading to calls from some quarters to use experimental drugs or vaccines to try to stop the deadly virus.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Hamilton, MT, Epidemic


Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones

Fire lookout technology has changed a lot since Jack Kerouac's Desolation Angels.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Science / Technology, NASA, Noatak, AK