At least 15 killed in Texas, Oklahoma storms; Houston flooded

May 27, 2015

At least 15 killed in Texas, Oklahoma storms; Houston flooded

Torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including three in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is ...

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

May 26, 2015

Texas governor: Deadly flooding had 'tsunami-type power'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as “a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass.” Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and ...

May 7, 2015

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, U.S. government scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in March, the global monthly average for carbon dioxide hit 400.83 parts per million. That is the first ...

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Mar 26, 2015

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Chile’s government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday following flooding from heavy rain. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rains that began Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in this normally dry region. The ...

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Jan 16, 2015

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats Thursday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless. Vice President Saulos Chilima said the rescue operation had been delayed ...

Jan 2, 2015

Flash floods, mudslides kill at least 39 in Sri Lanka

Flash floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 39 people and more than 1 million have had to flee their homes in the past two weeks, data from the island’s Disaster Management Center showed on Thursday. At least another 20 people ...

Dec 27, 2014

Najib golfs while floods force Malaysians to flee

Malaysia’s worst flooding in decades forced some 118,000 people to flee as Prime Minister Najib Razak came under fire after photos showed him golfing in Hawaii with U.S. President Barack Obama during the storms. At least five people have been killed by the rising ...