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Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

At least 312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the city's morgues.
Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.
Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods

Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods Thu, 10 Aug, 2017

Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday.
Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.
Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16 Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.
Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures.
15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

 Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens Sun, 18 Jun, 2017

Ragingforest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump Sat, 03 Jun, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal Wed, 31 May, 2017

Donald Trump kept the world guessing about US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, as aides reportedly said a pullout was likely and the president said a decision would come in the "next few days."
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