Natural Disasters Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. CSU chancellor calls for increasing grad rates to 60 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KFI

    The chancellor of the California State University on Tuesday set a new goal for students - increase graduation rates to 60 percent by 2025. In his "State of the CSU" address, Chancellor Timothy White said more college graduates will be needed to mitigate a coming "education drought" in the state.

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  2. Arson fears for huge southern fireRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Firefighters fear an arsonist started a bushfire which closed the Kwinana Freeway at peak hour yesterday and continues to threaten homes in Perth's southern suburbs. Firefighters fear an arsonist started a bushfire which closed the Kwinana Freeway at peak hour yesterday and continues to threaten homes in Perth's southern suburb.

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  3. Speaker: Once in a Lifetime: Unofficial versionsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Public Address

    The issues around the Christchurch rebuild are dense, manifold and inevitably localised, and it can be hard for people outside the city to understand how or why its citizens might be unhappy with the decisions made on their behalf. Decisions about what kind of place people will live in.

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  4. Earthquake shakes up WinchesterRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

    Hampshire Constabulary said it had received lots of calls from concerned residents in the Kingsworthy area following reports of something which "felt like an explosion which shook their houses". The quake, is believed to have hit the Hampshire town at about 6.30pm yesterday at a depth of three kilometres, according to the British Geological Survey website.

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  5. 'Wicked storm': New England hit by blizzard's 2 feet of snowRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press BOSTON - Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow. The storm punched out a 40-to-50-foot section of a seawall in Marshfield, Massachusetts, badly damaging a vacant home.

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  6. Bridge St bridge to close againRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Press On-Line

    An earthquake-damaged bridge in Christchurch will be closed to all traffic from this weekend as the final stage of repair work gets under way. The Bridge St bridge in South Brighton will be closed between 6.30pm on Friday and 6am on Monday, forcing residents to take a 5-kilometre detour via New Brighton.

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  7. Flock Hill cyclists foundRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Southland Times

    A roadside blaze opposite the Craigieburn cutting area near Flock Hill station began about 2.30pm yesterday and has continued to burn through the night. Two cyclists who saw the fire ignite on Monday wrote about their experience on the Trans NZ Enduro Facebook page "We still can't believe we saw it happen right in front of us and how fast it spread.

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  8. a Weather systems being upgraded to improve forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS News

    "We are facing, most likely, one of the largest snow storms in the history of this city," said de Blasio. But the forecasts turned out to be only half right.

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  9. Blizzard hammers Atlantic Canada and New England states after sparing New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Canada.com

    While people across the Maritimes hunkered down during Tuesday's powerful winter storm, Helen and Barry Gibb took in the snowy scenery on the mostly deserted streets of downtown Halifax. Bundled up in hats and scarves, the couple from Liverpool, N.S., were trapped in the city by the storm and decided to get some exercise, so they braved the stiff winds and heavy snow.

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  10. Powerful storm slams SouthCoast with high winds, heavy snowRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    Area residents woke up to howling winds and more than a foot of snow this morning, and while much of Greater New Bedford and SouthCoast held onto power well into the afternoon, many area roads remained impassable as a vicious blizzard blanketed the area for a second day. Drifts made it tough to get an accurate read on snow totals, but the snowfall appeared to be slightly less than predicted, with regional weather-watchers in Acushnet and Dartmouth reporting totals of about 18 inches this afternoon.

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  11. Firefighters still fighting blazes in Leda and WellardRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    Twin bushfires burning in Perth's south have been contained but firefighters remain wary that ember attacks could break containment lines. A watch and act notice was issued at 7am Wednesday for the eastern part of Leda and western part of Wellard, in an area bounded by Gilmore Avenue, Wellard Road, Millar Road and Mandurah Road in the City of Kwinana.

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  12. Resident concerned about downstream creek floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Townsman

    A Cranbrook man is worried about potential for flooding from Joseph Creek in the neighbourhood of Terra Lee after noticing the water level rising due to ice buildup. Bill Sutherland, a property owner in Terra Lee, is frustrated about the rising levels and blames the increase on a decision by the city to break up the ice, which has resumed the water flow.

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  13. Emergency Services battle grass fire in CraceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    ACT Firefighters had two units on scene on Wednesday. The fire was located near Abena Avenue and was burning in a north-easterly direction. Firefighters said the fire is now under control and they have started mopping up operations.

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  14. Supercomputing the evolution of a model flowerRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Biology News Net

    Scientists took a computational approach using the Stampede and Lonestar supercomputers to compare lab data with reference genomes of over a thousand strains of Arabidopsis sampled throughout Europe and Asia. Scientists using supercomputers found genes sensitive to cold and drought in a plant help it survive climate change.

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  15. Top 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in past 60 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    In this Jan. 20, 1978 file photo, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, right, accompanied by unidentified aides, steps through snow in queens during a tour of New York, to see first hand the conditions brought about by the city's worst storm of the decade. FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2005 file photo, workers clear snow from the the Philadelphia Eagles' home field during a winter storm in preparation for the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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  16. Flood project will leave some Entergy customers without power for several hours WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A flood project that is expected to continue for a few more years will be causing some to lose power for several hours Wednesday. "Due to the construction, the city's gonna shut the power off at about 10 a.m. and we don't know exactly when they're going to turn it back on," said Nolan Storey, manager at Village Coffee.

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  17. Winter storm shuts down businesses, cancels flights as Maritimers hunker downRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Red Deer Advocate

    A blizzard warning cancelled flights and closed schools, government offices and universities throughout the Maritimes on Tuesday as people hunkered down during a powerful winter storm that unleashed stiff winds and dumped heavy snow on the region. The messy system had already shuttered schools and businesses in the eastern United States, with thousands of flights also being cancelled.

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  18. Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major QuakeRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

    Southern California gets the vast majority of its water from four aqueducts that flow from the north, but all of them cross the San Andreas Fault. "It's a really concerning issue for the city of Los Angeles," says Craig Davis, an engineer with the LA Department of Water and Power, which oversees the LA aqueduct.

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  19. Baker: Storm travel ban to end at midnightRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    New Bedford firefighter Lt. Eric Hartford tries to dig out an ambulance carrying a patient en route to St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, as the region digs itself out of the snow storm that covered the area.

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  20. Heather Yakin: The big storm was a dud, but we were preparedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

    But that rascally nor'easter veered off to the east, seaward, in the late hours, leaving half a foot of snow in NYC and delivering its thumping on Long Island and up the east coast. We did get to see the spectacle of Gov. Andrew Cuomo declaring all roads closed as of 11 p.m. to anyone except emergency personnel, perhaps forgetting for a moment that there are people besides cops and firefighters and doctors and nurses who do actually need to be at work in a storm.

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