Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Feb 22, 2017

Five rescued from flooded homeless camp amid California deluge

Fire crews rescued five people Tuesday who were stranded in flooding at a homeless encampment along a San Jose creek after a series of robust storms drenched already soggy Northern California. In the San Joaquin Valley, farmers used their tractors and other equipment to ...

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

Jan 11, 2017

What drought?: Dangerous deluge, blizzard converge on California

The latest in an onslaught of winter storms comes with blizzard warnings for the Sierra Nevada and a new round of flooding for Northern California river towns where thousands of people remained under evacuation advisory Tuesday. Forecasters warned of up to 10 feet of ...

Dec 4, 2016

Japan to tap private sector to upgrade, run aging waterworks

Japan will encourage companies to start water supply operations currently run by municipalities through a concession system that grants the private sector the right to operate public facilities but not own them, health officials said. The health ministry will draft an amendment to the ...

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on ...