Natural disasters

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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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Two years after the bushfires my town is recovering, but the scars remain | Badja Sparks
The bush community of Wytaliba, like many others, is caught between healing from bushfire, pushing through Covid and crying out for leadership on climate

Badja Sparks

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Volcanoes are life’: how the ocean is enriched by eruptions devastating on land
Lava is destroying much of La Palma but the last eruption in the Canaries appears to have ‘fertilised’ the surrounding seas

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

05, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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How about an earthquake to remind us that we are just a powerless nanospeck in the universe | First Dog on the Moon
What they didn’t tell us about the end times was that when it was happening everyone would tell all the jokes on the internet in the first half hour

First Dog on the Moon

22, Sep, 2021 @6:50 AM

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‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne
Seismologists believe 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Mansfield Wednesday morning is ‘probably largest in 175 to 200 years’

Melissa Davey and Calla Wahlquist

22, Sep, 2021 @3:18 AM

More people in path of lava from La Palma volcano forced to flee
About 6,000 Canary islanders evacuated so far as fears rise over possibility of toxic gas

Sam Jones in Madrid, and agencies

21, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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‘A forgotten disaster’: earthquake-hit Haitians left to fend for themselves
With rural areas of the country left to suffer, aid workers fear funds are drying up as global compassion fatigue sets in

Joe Parkin Daniels

17, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the future on Louisiana’s coast – photo essay
Communities in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles grapple with question of whether to rebuild or retreat

Oliver Laughland with photos by Bryan Tarnowski in Pointe-aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

12, Sep, 2021 @5:19 AM

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‘I don’t see my mum’: Haiti’s earthquake leaves new generation of orphans
The number of children left without carers by the quake is still not known, leaving them vulnerable to gangs and abuse

Joe Parkin Daniels in Les Cayes

09, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘They roamed the city’: bears move in on South Lake Tahoe as residents flee fire
Wildlife trash popular tourist destination on the California-Nevada border after evacuations

Dani Anguiano in Portland, Oregon

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How a Tahoe refuge saved owls, coyotes and raccoons from wildfire
Wildfires take a devastating toll on local animals. A Lake Tahoe refuge made sure its creatures didn’t suffer the same fate

Gabrielle Canon in South Lake Tahoe

05, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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California firefighters ‘stretched to limit’ as devastating blazes become the norm
Tens of thousands of firefighters are working across the US west – but extreme conditions are making wildfires exponentially worse

Gabrielle Canon in South Lake Tahoe

03, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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