Colombia: tens of thousands ordered to evacuate after deluges at dam

600 people already left homeless after heavy inundates at hydroelectric dam project, with another wave of flooding feared Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in western Colombia after heavy inundations at Colombia’s largest hydroelectric dam project, which had already displaced hundreds over the weekend. map The Hidroituango dam on […]

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Satellite Eye on Earth: November and December 2017 – in paintings

Winter solstice, night lights and interesting islands are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Dust blowing out of the Copper River valley on Alaska’s south coast. The dust plume was likely comprised of fine-grained loess, which was formed as glacial ice moved over the area and ground the underlying rock […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut: millions braced in Philippines for giant blizzard

Evacuations begin in northern provinces before the years most powerful system threatens harvest amid ongoing rice shortages The Philippines is bracing for Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm this year, with millions living in its path and fears its rains could combine with monsoonal storms that could spark landslides and flash flooding. Philippines officials have […]

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‘It feels like Dominica is finished’: life amid the ruins left by Hurricane Maria | Janise Elie

With almost every building injury or reduced to rubble , no power and little water, survivors of Septembers cyclones are relying on shelters and a percolate of aid When it rains or the wind blows in the tiny angling village of Scotts Head, the youngest residents run for encompas. With Dominica’s once-lush landscape deeply scarred […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut: millions braced in Philippines for giant blizzard

Evacuations begin in northern provinces before the years most powerful system threatens harvest amid ongoing rice shortages The Philippines is bracing for Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm this year, with millions living in its path and fears its rains could combine with monsoonal storms that could spark landslides and flash flooding. Philippines officials have […]

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‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long path to recovery

Nearly six months after the cyclone, residents of a Texas town face red tape, long waits and a gigantic housing crisis ‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long route to recovery Texas ‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long route to recovery Nearly six months after the blizzard, residents of a Texas town […]

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Typhoon Melor threatens Philippines, 750,000 evacuated

Dozens of flights cancelled, ferry services stopped as winds of up to 150 kph make landfall in central Philippines Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a cyclone with gales of up to 150 km/ h( 95 miles per hour) induced landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause […]

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Typhoon Melor: three people dead as blizzard lashes the Philippines

Millions left without power as typhoons heavy rain and strong winds pound the Bicol peninsula and Romblon islands Typhoon Melor engraved through the central Philippines on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong breezes that left millions without power and at the least three people dead, officials said. One person succumbed of hypothermia while two others […]

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Hurricane Irma: how the Florida Keys’ paradise became a ‘humanitarian crisis’

Flattened buildings, rubble, a lack of water, fuel and food: after the storm wreaked havoc on the islands, Ed Pilkington asks survivors why they remained put Even before you reach Marathon, the signs aren’t good. As you drive down US 1, flanked on either side by a paradoxically mirror-glass ocean, strange objects start to appear […]

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Satellite Eye on Globe: November and December 2017 – in paintings

Winter solstice, night illuminates and interesting islands are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Dust blowing out of the Copper River valley on Alaska’s south coast. The dust plume was likely comprised of fine-grained loess, which was formed as glacial ice moved over the area and ground the underlying stone […]

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