Natural disasters

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Australia offers assistance to tsunami-hit Tonga after undersea volcano eruption
Minister for the Pacific says a surveillance aircraft would help gather information about the extent of the damage

Australian Associated Press

16, Jan, 2022 @7:29 AM

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Tsunami from Tonga volcano eruption leaves trail of flood damage
Waves rush over island country while tidal surges are felt by small Pacific neighbours plus New Zealand, Australia, US and Japan

Joshua Mcdonald and agencies

16, Jan, 2022 @7:29 AM

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‘Grave concerns’ for 14-year-old girl missing in Queensland flood waters as search continues
Flooding caused by over half a metre of rain from ex-tropical cyclone Seth has left more than 1,000 people stranded

Calla Wahlquist

10, Jan, 2022 @4:02 AM

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Seconds before a 6.2 earthquake rattled California, phones got a vital warning
Half a million phones received emergency alerts thanks to system offering a few seconds to take cover

Gabrielle Canon

21, Dec, 2021 @10:38 PM

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Amazon faces scrutiny over worker safety after tornado strikes warehouse
Federal authorities investigate disaster in Edwardsville, Illinois, where six people died

Kari Paul and agencies

14, Dec, 2021 @4:50 AM

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Weatherwatch: back-to-back hurricanes to become norm in US
Two storms in same place within fortnight will be twice as likely on US Gulf coast by end of century, study finds

Kate Ravilious

27, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’
Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

19, Nov, 2021 @2:12 AM

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Canada’s Trudeau deploys air force to help flooding effort– as it happened
British Columbia premier declares a state of emergency amid the flooding which has killed one person with more deaths expected

Samantha Lock (now) Mark Oliver Sam Levin, Gloria Oladipo, Fran Lawther and Martin Belam (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @6:22 AM

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British Columbia and Pacific north-west storm wreaks havoc
Fears death toll will rise after record rainfall destroys highways and leaves tens of thousands in the US and Canada without power

Leyland Cecco in Toronto and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @5:06 AM

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‘A tipping point’: how poor forestry fuels floods and fires in western Canada
Clearcutting worsens heavy rain events but selective logging is needed to limit wildfire threat, experts say

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

16, Nov, 2021 @7:26 PM

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‘We dread summers’: dangerous ‘fire weather’ days are on the rise in northern California
The Dixie fire grew most explosively on nine of 10 such days, finds analysis of weather station and fire data

Maanvi Singh and Climate Central's John Upton

09, Nov, 2021 @11:35 PM

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How natural disasters benefit rich people but make the poor poorer – an illustrated story
Government programs that help people recover their wealth after natural disasters end up reinforcing inequality

Wang Xulin

13, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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