Natural disasters

January 18, 2020 - 2:08 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing, authorities said Saturday. Nepal's Department of Tourism official Meera Acharya said at least one Chinese national injured in the avalanche...
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January 18, 2020 - 1:53 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing, authorities said Saturday. Nepal's Department of Tourism official Meera Acharya said at least one Chinese national injured in the avalanche...
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This December 2019 photo provided by Guy Ballard shows a male brush-tailed rock wallaby eating supplementary food researchers provided in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in New South Wales, Australia. Before this fire season, scientists estimated there were as few as 15,000 left in the wild. Now recent fires in a region already stricken by drought have burned through some of their last habitat, and the species is in jeopardy of disappearing, Ballard said. (Guy Ballard/NSW DPI - UNE via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 10:01 pm
Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not...
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People whose homes are unsafe to enter after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake line up for lunch in an outdoor area of the Bernardino Cordero Bernard High School, which is being used as a shelter despite no electricity in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remained without water on Wednesday and another half a million without power, which also affected telecommunications. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 17, 2020 - 7:25 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools in late January without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students. By Friday, engineers had inspected 561 out of the island’s...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, a snowboarder drops into a canyon at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after an avalanche at the Northern California ski resort. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 6:48 pm
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — An avalanche Friday at a Lake Tahoe ski resort killed one skier and seriously injured another a day after a storm dumped large amounts of snow throughout the picturesque area. The avalanche occurred at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, hitting the two skiers on some of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, a snowboarder drops into a canyon at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after an avalanche at the Northern California ski resort. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 6:33 pm
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — An avalanche Friday at a Lake Tahoe ski resort killed one skier and seriously injured another a day after a storm dumped large amounts of snow throughout the picturesque area. The avalanche occurred at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, hitting the two skiers on some of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, a snowboarder drops into a canyon at Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, after an avalanche at the Northern California ski resort. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:10 pm
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — At least one person has died and another was seriously injured Friday in an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort, authorities said. A search was ended, with officials saying they do not believe there were any more victims. The avalanche occurred after a storm...
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January 17, 2020 - 3:41 pm
TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — At least one person has died and another was seriously injured Friday in an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort, authorities said. The avalanche came after a storm passed through the area Thursday and dumped snow at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in...
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People whose homes are unsafe to enter after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake line up for lunch in an outdoor area of the Bernardino Cordero Bernard High School, which is being used as a shelter despite no electricity in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remained without water on Wednesday and another half a million without power, which also affected telecommunications. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 17, 2020 - 3:30 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools next week without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students. By Friday, engineers had inspected 561 out of the island’s 856...
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January 17, 2020 - 3:13 pm
Authorities say one person has died and one person is seriously injured after an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort. The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the avalanche happened Frieday at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in the Squaw Valley area of Lake Tahoe. An avalanche at...
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