Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, menaces other islands

Sep 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, menaces other islands

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as "widespread devastation" from the monster storm now threatening Caribbean islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt said on his Facebook page while the Category 5 storm ...

Weakened but dangerous Irma lashes Florida with wind and rain

Sep 11, 2017

Weakened but dangerous Irma lashes Florida with wind and rain

A weakened but still dangerous Hurricane Irma pushed inland Monday as it hammered Florida with roof-ripping winds and gushing floodwaters that created hazards even for emergency personnel trying to help beleaguered residents. Irma continued its slog north along Florida's western coast, while its outer bands ...

Climate denier Rush Limbaugh flees ahead of Irma

Sep 9, 2017

Climate denier Rush Limbaugh flees ahead of Irma

Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh — who has suggested that the "panic" caused by approaching hurricanes actually benefits retailers, the media and climate activists — abandoned his south Florida studio ahead of Hurricane Irma. On his show Thursday from his facility in Palm Beach, ...

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

Sep 9, 2017

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

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With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday's earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. ...

Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

Sep 8, 2017

Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

French, British and Dutch military authorities rushed aid to a devastated string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least 11 people dead and thousands homeless as it spun toward Florida for what could be a catastrophic blow this weekend. Warships and planes ...