Monthly archives: January 2011

Jan

31
2011

Cyclone roars toward Australia’s flooded north

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-01.31.11- A strong tropical cyclone roared toward Australia’s flood-ravaged northeast on Monday, prompting evacuations and warnings from officials that the storm could be the worst the already-swamped region has ever seen. Read more


Jan

31
2011

Big storm enters Midwest, then heads for East

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-01.31.11- The nation’s midsection was bracing for a massive winter storm that was expected to bring snow and ice to much of the Plains and Midwest early this week, and then hit the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.

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Jan

31
2011

Bolivia flash flood sweeps away bus, truck; 30 die

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-01.30.11- Police in Bolivia say a raging river has swept at least 30 people to their deaths after swamping a bus and a truck that tried to cross. Read more


Jan

31
2011

Flooding in Saudi Arabia kills 10

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-01.29.11- Torrential flooding this week in the western Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah continues to disrupt life in the region as schools were set to close on Saturday, according to the nation’s state news. Read more


Jan

31
2011

Study: Arctic waters are warmest in 2,000 years

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-01.29.11- Water flowing into the Arctic Ocean from the North Atlantic is the warmest it’s been in at least 2,000 years, reports a new international study that’s bad news for climate change as well as polar bears needing sea ice for survival. Read more


Jan

31
2011

Pakistan floods still claiming lives, six months on

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-01.28.11- Six months after the worst floods in the history of Pakistan, aid agencies say millions are still in dire need of assistance, and there are new warnings about malnutrition in the worst-hit province, Sindh. But money donated to the prime minister’s relief fund has still not been spent. The BBC’s Orla Guerin reports. Read more


Jan

31
2011

I don’t want to die’ in South Africa floods

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-01.28.11- A thick stench fills the air, there is no proper sewage system in the South African township of Themba Khoza – heavy floods have destroyed all the make-shift drains and bacteria infected water is flowing through the tiny pathways between the shacks. Read more


Jan

31
2011

Crop warning over China drought

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-01.24.11- Prolonged dry spell in parts of northern, central and eastern China is threatening both crops and water supplies, Chinese state media says. Read more


Jan

28
2011

More wintry weather heads to the Northeast

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-01.28.11- The storm-weary East Coast could get more snow Friday, as residents continued to dig out from heavy snowfall earlier this week and thousands remained without power.

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Jan

28
2011

Brazil floods: 8,000 free homes for victims

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-01.27.11- Brazil says it is going to build 8,000 houses to give free to poor people made homeless by floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state this month. Read more