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Taiwan shaken but unbowed as biggest quake in 25 years spotlights preparedness — and lessons learned. Wayne Chang, Nectar Gan and Ivan Watson, CNN, April 5, 2024 

Dozens rescued after major Taiwan quake but more than 600 still cut off. Helen Regan, Nectar Gan and Gladys Tsai, CNN, April 4, 2024

What a century of earthquakes has taught Japan. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes. BBC, January 2, 2024

 Japan earthquake: Thousands in shelters overnight after tsunami warnings. Kelly Ng & Ali Abbas Ahmadi, BBC, January 1, 2024

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Israel's government ministries 'non-functional' during war with Hamas - official. Ariella Marsden, Jerusalem Post, October 23, 2023

Hamas-Israel war: A crisis this broken gov't could never have handled. Liam Forberg, Jerusalem Post, October 20, 2023

Knesset to pass bill to allow economic extensions for Israelis affected by war. Ariella Marsden, Jerusalem Post, October 17, 2023

Surviving a massacre: Victims and families share their stories. Jerusalem Post staff, October 12, 2023

Why did it take so long to form the emergency gov't? - analysis by Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post, October 11, 2023

Israel is at war with Hamas. Here’s what to know. Abbas Al Lawati and Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, October 11, 2023

Hamas Leaves Trail of Terror in Israel. The New York Times, October 10, 2023

Israel says it is 'at war' after Hamas surprise attack. Tara Subramaniam and Andrew Raine, CNN, October 8, 2023

A massive unprovoked attack on Israel - analysis. Seth J. Frantzman, The Jerusalem Post October 7, 2023

Militants enter Israel from Gaza after woman killed in rocket barrage. Ibrahim Dahman, Hadas Gold, Amir Tal, and Hande Atay Alam, CNN, October 7, 2023

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* Climate related articles

Earthquakes kill over 2,000 in Afghanistan. People are freeing the dead and injured with their hands. AP, October 8, 2023

NYC flooding: Mayor urges ‘extreme caution’ with all five boroughs under state of emergency. Oliver O'Connell,Kelly Rissman and Sheila Flynn, Independent, October 1, 2023

More than 5,000 presumed dead in Libya after ‘catastrophic’ flooding breaks dams and sweeps away homes. Hamdi Alkhshali, CNN, Sept. 12, 2023

Morocco earthquake: More than 2,000 dead; Marrakech residents sleep outdoors. NBC News, Sept. 11, 2023

Powerful earthquake in Morocco kills 632 people. Ahmed Eljechtimi Reuters, Sept. 9, 2023

Greece emergency responders under ‘great pressure’ from extreme weather. The Greek Herald, Sep. 7, 2023

Canada wildfires: British Columbia in state of emergency as 19,000 flee Yellowknife fire. The Guardian, August 19, 2023

* Extreme Heat Drives Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs to Declare State of Emergency. Associated Press, Aug. 11, 2023

Maui fires: At least 36 killed in Hawaii as flames destroy whole neighbourhoods. BBC news, Aug. 11, 2023

Beijing floods: Deadly rains batter China capital as new storm looms. BBC, August 1, 2023

Local officials want extreme heat to be declared a federal disaster.  Julie Tsirkin, NBC News, July 29, 2023

* ‘Living hell’: Rhodes residents criticise response to wildfires. Rachel Hall in Rhodes, The Guardian, 26 Jul 2023

At least 13 dead in Texas as scorching temps continue. Julia Jacobo, abc news, June 29, 2023

* Where wildfire smoke is hitting the U.S. the hardest — and when it will end. Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow, The Washington Post, June 6, 2023

* Canada on track for its worst-ever wildfire season. Reuters, June 6, 2023

India's worst train crash in decades kills at least 288. Reuters, June, 4, 2023

Climate Shocks Are Making Parts of America Uninsurable. It Just Got Worse. Christopher Flavelle, Jill Cowan and Ivan Penn, The New York Times, May 31, 2023

New Zealand declares emergency as Cyclone Gabrielle eases. Associated Press, February 14, 2023

Powerful quake kills more than 1,500 people in Turkey and Syria. Tara Subramaniam, Rhea Mogul, Adam Renton, Aditi Sangal and Leinz Vales, CNN. February 6, 2023

* California storms live updates: 224,000 without power as severe weather pounds state. Morgan Winsor, abc News, Jan 10, 2023

California Gov. Newsom asks Biden administration to declare federal emergency ahead of brutal storms. John Bacon and Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY, Jan. 9, 2023

Philippines floods force tens of thousands to flee homes. France 24, Dec. 26, 2022

Deadly winter storm brings travel chaos, 'life-threatening' frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. Mithil Aggarwal and Daniel Arkin, NBC News, Dec. 25, 2022

Death toll from Italy's Ischia landslide rises to 11. Reuters, Dec. 1, 2022

At least 153 killed in crowd crush during Halloween festivities in Seoul. Gavin Blair in Tokyo, agencies in Seoul, and Jon Henley, The Guardian, 30 Oct 2022

Floods are submerging whole houses in Nigeria. At least 80 have died trying to escape. Nimi Princewill, CNN, October 11, 2022

Hurricane Ian: more than 2m without power as Florida hit with ‘catastrophic’ wind and rain. Richard Luscombe in Miami, The Guardian, Sept. 29, 2022

California heatwave enters intense phase bringing blackouts and wildfires. Maanvi Singh and agencies, The Guardian, 6 Sep 2022

Death toll in Pakistan floods passes 1,280 - and a third of them are children. Idris Mukhtar, Hannah Ritchie and Tara Subramaniam, CNN, September 4, 2022

Hundreds of children among 1,000 people killed by Pakistan monsoon rains and floods. Michelle Velez and Teele Rebane, CNN, August 28, 2022

* Emergency alert system to launch in October across Great Britain. Tom Symonds, BBC News, August 15, 2022

* The U.S. could see a new 'extreme heat belt' by 2053. Denise Chow and Nigel Chiwaya, NBC News, Aug. 15, 2022

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 8, including senior militant, wounds dozens of others. Fares Akram, Associated Press, August 5, 2022

At least 16 people are dead after Kentucky's catastrophic flooding and the death toll is expected to rise. Elizabeth Wolfe and Theresa Waldrop, CNN, July 30, 2022

Philippines struck by powerful 7 magnitude earthquake, killing at least two. Associated Press, 27 Jul 2022

Biden unveils extreme heat plan – but doesn’t declare climate emergency. Oliver Milman in New York and David Smith in Washington, The Guardian, 20 Jul 2022

Britain braces for record heat, risking lives and infrastructure. Alexander Smith, NBC News, July 18, 2022

* Europe heatwave: Deadly wildfires spread in Mediterranean. Laurence Peter, BBC News, July 17, 2022

World leaders are facing crises on all fronts. Putin will be watching if they fail. Analysis by Nic Robertson, CNN International Diplomatic Editor, June 25, 2022

More than 1,000 people killed after magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan. Masoud Popalzai, Jessie Yeung, Ehsan Popalzai and Tara John, CNN, June 22, 2022

Iran building collapse: Protesters turn on government over disaster. Raffi Berg, BBC News, June 1, 2022

After the relentless rain, South Africa sounds the alarm on the climate crisis. Jason Burke in Johannesburg, The Guardian, Sun 24 Apr 2022

Dozens still missing as South Africa floods death toll rises to 443. Siyabonga Sishi and Rogan Ward, Reuters, April 18, 2022

War in Ukraine Compounds Hunger in East Africa. The New York Times, April 1, 2022

Quake in Japan kills two, halts factories, cuts power to thousands of homes. Sakura Murakami and Elaine Lies, Reuters, March 17, 2022

Russia invades Ukraine in Europe’s ‘darkest hours’ since WWII. Natalia Zinets  and Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters, Feb. 24, 2022

Risk of uncontrollable wildfires will rise and spread globally, United Nations warns. Diana Leonard, Washington Post, February 23, 2022

Israel Launches Earthquake Alert System Giving Up to 30 Precious Seconds of Warning. Ruth Schuster, Haaretz, Feb. 8, 2022

More than 150,000 US homes without power after big freeze follows storm. Lauren Aratani, The Guardian, 5 Feb 2022.

Peru says oil spill affects at least 2 kilometers of Pacific coast  beaches. Reuters, Jan. 17, 2022
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Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts. Natasha Frost, Mitra Taj and Eric Nagourney, The New York Times, Jan. 16, 2022

Historic U.S. weather events in 2021, by the numbers. Jacob Feuerstein, the Washington Post, Dec. 27, 2021

Rising From the Antarctic, a Climate Alarm. Henry Fountain and Jeremy White, the New York Times, Dec. 2021

Russia vetoes UN security council resolution linking climate crisis to international peace. The Guardian, Associated Press in New York, Dec. 13, 2021

At least 70 killed in Kentucky after tornadoes sweep through the South and the Midwest. Abigail Hauslohner, Meryl Kornfield, María Luisa Paúl, Jason Samenow, Andrew Jeong and Amy Cheng. Washington Post, Dec. 11, 2021
Tornadoes Hit Several States, With at Least 50 Dead in Kentucky. The New York Times, Dec.11, 2021

Indonesia Semeru volcanic eruption kills 14; dozens injured. Reuters, Jerusalem Post, 05 December, 2021

British Columbia declares state of emergency in wake of devastating flooding, mudslides. Bridgette Watson, Akshay Kulkarni · CBC News, Nov 17, 2021

Bennett, There’s an Emergency Ahead. Haaretz Editorial, Oct. 22, 2021

Dozens Drown in India and Nepal as Monsoon Season Fails to End.  Emily Schmall, The New York Times, Oct. 20, 2021

Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia. BBC, Sept. 22, 2021

Photos of an Eruption: Canary Island Volcano Sends Thousands Fleeing. Raphael Minder, The New York Times, Sept. 22, 2021

Deaths climb to at least 44 from Northeast floods caused by Hurricane Ida’s remnants. María Luisa Paúl, Lateshia Beachum, Paulina Firozi, Mark Berman, Ben Guarino, Jason Samenow, Philip Bump, Jacob Bogage, Holly Bailey, Jaclyn Peiser and Will Oremus The Washington Post, Sept. 3, 2021

(*) Hurricane Ida: How Climate Change Is Influencing Storms. Stacy Morford, The Conversation US, Aug. 30, 2021

(*) Hurricane Ida: One million people in Louisiana without power. BBC, Aug. 31, 2021

(*) Hurricane Ida: Thousands flee as category four storm bears down on Louisiana. BBC, Aug. 30, 2021

Haiti earthquake: Devastation and more than 2,000 dead. BBC News, Aug. 19, 2021

Haiti earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors as death toll climbs to 1,297. BBC News, Aug. 16, 2021

Flooding death toll passes 57 in Turkey’s Black Sea region. Reuters in Bozkurt. Aug. 14, 2021

Haiti’s long, terrible history of earthquakes and disaster. William Wan, The Washington Post, August 14, 2021

At least 227 dead in Haiti in wake of 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Widlore Mérancourt and Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post, August 14, 2021

What Does It Mean for a Whole Nation to Become Uninhabitable? Devi Lockwood, Guest assay, The New York Times, Aug. 13, 2021

Turkey battles fresh disaster as floods hit country's north. Guardian staff and agencies, The Guardian, 12 August, 2021

Wildfires: How are they linked to climate change?  Jack Goodman & Jake Horton. BBC News, 11 August, 2021

Climate change: IPCC report is 'code red for humanity'. Matt McGrath, BBC News. August 9, 2021

Greek Fires Force Thousands More to Evacuate. Niki Kitsantonis, The New York Times, Aug. 7, 2021

Greece wildfires spread, causing mass evacuations. Bethany Bell, BBC News, 07 August, 2021

California regulators vote to restrict water access for thousands of farmers amid severe drought. Ray Sanchez, Alexandra Meeks and Brisa Colón, CNN, August 4, 2021

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must. Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley, New york Times, July 26, 2021

Floods, Heat, Then Floods Again: England Is Battered by Wild Weather. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, July 26, 2021

Israel's Defense Against Its Next Flood Disaster Is Three Students. Lee Yaron, Haaretz, Jul. 21, 2021

Zhengzhou Henan: 12 dead and thousands evacuated in China floods.BBC News, 21 July, 2021

Wildfires Are Intensifying. Here’s Why, and What Can Be Done. Winston Choi-Schagrinת The New York Times, July 16, 2021

Hundreds Missing and Scores Dead as Raging Floods Strike Western Europe. Melissa Eddy, The New York Times, July 15, 2021

Germany floods: At least 20 dead and dozens missing after record rain. BBC News. 15 July, 2021

South Africa looting: I'm struggling to find food. Farouk Chothia, BBC News, 15 July, 2021

Cyprus: Good example of civil protection, safety collaboration - opinion. Georgios Boustras, The Jerusalem Post, July 14, 2021

Deadly British Columbia heatwave sows wildfires across Canada's west. Jesse Winter, The Guardian, 02 July, 2021

Dead Animals Wash Ashore in Sri Lanka After Ship Spills Chemicals. Aanya Wipulasena, The New York Times, June 30, 2021

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire. Aanya Wipulasena and Mujib Mashal, The New York Times, June 1, 2021

Which security organization should run a national crisis, like a pandemic? Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, June 30, 2021

Joe Biden blames climate crisis for the deadly heatwave in western Us and Canada. Jonathan Watts, Matthew Taylor and Leyland Cecco, The Guardian, 30 June,2021

More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave. Sarah Moon, Jon Passantino and Rebekah Riess, CNN, June 30, 2021

National Strategic Communications: Lessons from Operation Guardian of the Walls. Yarden Vatikay, INSS Special Publication, June 20, 2021

(*) Tornado tears through crops in western Canada. BBC News, 17 June, 2021
(*) The next pandemic: drought is a hidden global crisis, UN says. Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, 17 June, 2021.

Israel and Hamas agree Gaza truce, Biden pledges assistance. Nidal Al-mughrabiDan Williams, Reuters, May 2021

More than 50 feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia. Agence France-Pressein Tunis, The Guardian, 18 May, 2021

Tens of Thousands Evacuated in India Ahead of Cyclone Tauktae. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, May 16, 2021

Israel declares emergency in Lod as unrest spreads. BBC, May 12, 2021

Terrorists fire 200 rockets at Israel in 24 hours; IDF responds with 130 strikes. Judah Ari Gross and TOI staff, Times of Israel, May 11,2021

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza strip after Hamas rocket attacks. Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem and Peter Beaumont, The Guardian, 10 May 2021

Jerusalem: Many injured on second night of clashes, BBC, May 9, 2021

‘Firefighters Out There in the Snow’: Wildfires Rage Early in Parched in the West. Simon Romero, the New York Times, April 30, 2021

45 crushed to death, over 150 hurt in stampede at mass Lag B’Omer event in Meron. Times of Israel, April 30, 2021

Heartbreaking return to St. Vincent's volcano- hit red zone. BBC News, 30 April,2021

Biden’s Intelligence Director Vows to Put Climate at ‘Center’ of Foreign Policy. The New York Times, April 23. 2021

Fukushima: Japan approves releasing wastewater into ocean. BBC News, 13 April, 2021

Evacuations Ongoing After ‘Explosive Eruption’ on Caribbean Island. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, April 9, 2021

Caribbean Volcano Erupts, Spewing Ash and Smoke for Miles. Ernesto Cooke and Oscar Lopez, The New York Times, April 9, 2021

After a brutal 2020, another above-normal hurricane season predicted: 17 named storms expected. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, April 8, 2021

Florida declares state of emergency over toxic wastewater leak. BBC News, 04 April, 2021

Desperate Burmese refugees flee to Thailand and India to escape crisis. Amrit Dhillon and Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian, 3 April, 2021

The reason many Guatemalans are coming to the border? A profound hunger crisis. Kevin Sieff, The Washington Post, April 2, 2021

We can’t prevent tomorrow’s catastrophes unless we imagine them today. J. Peter Scoblic, The Washington Post, March 18, 2021

Australia to rescue thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years. Jill Gralow, Renju Jose, Reuters, March 22, 2021

Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan’s Northeast. Ben Dooley, The New York Times, March 20, 2021

Israel pollution: Tar globs disfigure coast after oil spill. BBC News,21 February, 2021

Millions without power and 21 dead as ferocious winter weather sweeps US. Erum Salam, The Guardiam, 17 February, 2021

Powerful Quake Hits Japan, Evoking a Worrisome Memory. Motoko Rich and Ben Dooley, The New York Times, Feb. 13, 2021

(*) 140 are missing after glacier breaks in India's Himalayas. Biswajeet Banerjee and Rishabh R. Jain, The Associated Press. February 7, 2021

Loud explosions from Haifa's petrochemical industry rattle residents. Tobias Siegal, The Jerusalem Post, 4 February, 2021

At Least 46 Killed and Hundreds Injured as Quake Hits Indonesia. Richard C. Paddock and Dera Menra Sijabat, New York Times, Jan. 15, 2021

Storm Filomena: Spain sees exceptional snowfall. The Guardians, 09 January, 2020.

Wildfire smoke may spread infectious disease. Matt McGrath, BBC News, Dec. 18, 2020

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: About 2.3 million children cut off from aid, UN says. BBC, Dec. 16, 2020

(*) 2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave? Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, Dec. 4, 2020

(*) Ten Years After Israel’s Worst Forest Fire, Mount Carmel Awaits Its Next Blaze. Zafrir Rinat, Haaretz, 03.12.2020

New Zealand declares a climate change emergency. Phil Taylor, The Guardian, Dec 2, 2020.

As drownings rise, communities in icy regions adapt to dangers of warming. Jack Graham, Reuters, Nov. 20, 2020

(*) Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks. Marlon Gonzalez, AP News, November 18, 2020

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress. BBC News, Nov. 20, 2020

(*) Vladivostok snowstorm: Emergency declared amid chaos and power cuts. BBC News, Nov. 20, 2020

(*) The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind. Derrick Bryson Taylor, The New York Times, Nov. 16, 2020

(*) Barreling Toward Central America, Iota Becomes a Category 4 Hurricane. Alfonso Flores Bermúdez, Allyson Waller and Neil Vigdor, The New York Times, Nov. 15, 2020

(*) Storm lota: Preparations under way in Honduras and Nicaragua. BBC News, 14 November, 2020

(*) Tropical Storm Eta races off Carolinas after soaking Florida. Curt Anderson and Freida Frisaro, AP. November 13, 2020

(*) Dozens dead and villages submerged days after Typhoon Vamco pummels the Philippines. Regine Cabato and Miriam Berger, The Washington Post, November 14, 2020

(*) Everything buried in mud:Hurricane Eta's devastating blow to Honduras. Jeff Ernst in San Pedro Sula. The Guardian, November 11, 2020

(*) Storm Eta hits Cuba after devastating Central America.Storm Eta hits Cuba after devastating Central America. BBC News,08 November 2020

(*) Storm Eta:Guatemala landslide kills at least 50. BBC News, 06 November, 2020

(*) Tropical Storm Eta Forms, Tying a Record Set 15 Years Ago. Maria Cramer, The New York Times, Nov. 1, 2020

(*) Typhoon Goni: Philippines hit by year's most powerful storm. BBC News,01 November, 2020

Rescuers Race Against Time to Find Survivors After Quake in Turkey. The New York Times, Nov. 1, 2020

Turkey earthquake: Search for survivors continues. BBC News, 01 Nobember, 2020

Powerful earthquake jolts Turkey and Greece, killing at least 27. Isil Sariyuce, Mostafa Salem and Angela Dewan, CNN, October 31, 2020

Greece and Turkey rocked by deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake. CBS News, October 30, 2020

Bushfire inquiry says Australia must prepare for an alarming outlook. BBC News, 30 October, 2020

Colorado’s Record-Breaking Blazes Illustrate the West’s Lengthening Fire Season. Alex Fox, Smithsonianmag, October 29, 2020

(*) Typhoon Molave Slams Into Vietnam, Bringing Death and More Misery. Yan Zhuang. The New York Times, Oct. 28, 2020

Colorado wildfire erupts amid deepening drought, forcing evacuations in Boulder County. Andrew Freedman, Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2020

Heavy rains destroy homes and lives in southern India. BBC News, 14 October, 2020

The World’s Largest Tropical Wetland Has Become an Inferno. Catrin Einhorn, Maria Magdalena Arréllaga, Blacki Migliozzi and Scott Reinhard. The New York Times, Oct 13, 2020

(*) Hundreds of thousands lose power as Hurricane Delta slams the Gulf Coast. CBS News, October 10, 2020

Climate change is driving the scale and impact of recent wildfires that have raged in California, say scientists.. Matt McGrath, BBC News, 25 September, 2020

Firefighters make progress in west coast blazes as smoke spreads across US. Vivian Ho, Sam Levin, The Quardian, 16 September, 2020

US West Coast fires: Is Trump right to blame forest management? Reality CheckUS West Coast fires: Is Trump right to blame forest management? Reality Check, BBC News, 14 September, 2002

Dense smoke smothers Pacific Northwest, shutting residents indoors and complicating fire response. Derek Hawkins, Samantha Schmidt and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, September 14, 2020

West Coast Wildfires Reveal Massive Governance Failures. Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, Forbes, Sep 13, 2020

California, Oregon and Washington Fire Tracking and Air Quality Maps.13 September, 2020 

Oregon wildfires: Dozens of people missing in deadly blazes. BBC News, 12 September, 2020

Fire Destroys Most of Europe’s Largest Refugee Camp, on Greek Island of Lesbos. Patrick Kingsley, The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2020

Oregon wildfires:Half a million people flee dozens of infernos. BBC News,11 September, 2020

California wildfire: Three killed in explosive inferno. BBC News, 10 September, 2020

(*) Laura’s coastal cost assessed with drones, satellite images. Rebecca Santana, AP News, September 4, 2020

Clouds of Smoke are Blowing Misery Across the West. Jack Healy, New York Times, Aug. 28, 2020

(*) How Hurricane Evacuation Can Spread the Coronavirus. Linda Poon,Bloomberg CityLab, August 25, 2020.

(*) Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana and Texas. BBC News,28 August, 2020

(*) Karachi floods: Pakistan's biggest city hit by record rain and heavy floods. BBC News, 28 August, 2020

California wildfires rank among state's largest on record. Carlos Christian, UJcityNews, 22 August, 2020

Israel warns of Gaza escalation over balloon and rocket attacks. BBC News, 22 August, 2020

Wildfires continue to ravage California, prompting thousands to evacuate. Carter Evans CBS News August 20, 2020

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires. Janie Har and Martha Mendoza, AP News, August 21, 2020

Greece floods: At least five killed after Evia island storms. BBC News,9 August, 2020

Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage. BBC News,9 August 2020

Beirut explosion: Frantic search for survivors of deadly blast. BBC News, 05 August, 2020

Beirut explosion generated seismic waves equivalent of a magnitude 3.3 earthquake. Paul P. Murphy and Judson Jones, CNN, 5 August, 2020

Lebanon: at least 78 killed as huge explosion rocks Beirut. Martin Chulov in Beirut and Michael Safi in Amman Julian Borger in Washington, The Guardian, 5 Aug 2020

Apple Fire: Massive California wildfire forces evacuations.Apple Fire: Massive California wildfire forces evacuations. BBC News, 03 July, 2020

Brazil: Number of fires more than doubles in world’s biggest wetlands. Daniel Carvalho, Ricardo Coletta, Independent, July, 28, 2020

(*) Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as state struggles with coronavirus. Nicole Acevedo and Dennis Romero, NBC News, July 25, 2020

Japan is reeling from devastating rains and flooding, with more on the way. Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow, Washington Post, July 8, 2020

Floods Afflict Ukraine as It Tries to Control the Coronavirus. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 24 June, 2020
Mumbai bracing for the first cyclone in 129 yearsMumbai bracing for the first cyclone in 129 years. Soutik Biswas, BBC News, 02 June, 2020

Oregon Scientists Develop A More Accurate Way To Date Past Earthquakes. Jes Burns OPB, May 26, 2020

‘Expect More’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Dam Failures. Henry Fountain, The New York Times, May 21, 2020

(*) Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone leaves scores dead. BBC NEWS,21 May, 2020

(*) 2 Michigan dams breached, thousands evacuated amid devastating flooding. NBC News, 20 May, 2020

(*) Super Cyclone Bears Down on India and Bangladesh. Sameer Yasir and Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, May 19, 2020

The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows. Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow, Washington Post, May 18, 2020

Kenya's pastoralists face hunger and conflict as locust plague continues. Georgina Smith and Reuben Kayama, The Guardians, May 15, 2020

Trade can spread economic toll of local disasters globally. Sommer Brokaw, UPI, May 4, 2020

In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more. Simon Allison, Mail & Guardian, 1 Apr 2020

Worst Megadrought in Centuries Emerging in U.S., Scientists Warn. Ruth Schuster, Haaretz, Apr 16, 2020

(*) Deadly tornadoes batter southern US states, BBC News, April, 13 2020
Chernobyl: Ukraine officials call for calm as fire rages April 14, 2020

Locust crisis poses a danger to millions, forecasters warn. The Guardian, Mar 20, 2020

(*) Mapping the toll of Tuesday's storms and tornadoes in Nashville. Javier Zarracina, and Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY, Mar. 6, 2020

Half of the world's beaches could disappear by the end of the century, study finds. Drew Kann, CNN, March 2, 2020

The End of Australia as We Know It. What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow? Damien Cave, New York Times, Feb. 15, 2020

(*) Mississippi Governor Declares Emergency Amid Rising Floodwaters. Officials urged thousands to evacuate as the Pearl River threatened central Mississippi with the worst flooding in decades. Rick Rojas, The New York Times, Feb. 15, 2020

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO. BBC, January 31,2020

Why These Australia Fires Are Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before. Jamie Tarabay, The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2020

Turkey earthquake: At least 31 dead as buildings collapse. BBC, 25 January 2020

China confirms human-to-human transmission of coronavirus. Authorities on alert ahead of lunar new year holiday as 139 new cases of strain detected. The Guardian, January 20, 2020

Residents urged not to return home as Philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava fountains. Jinky Jorgio, Helen Regan and Jessie Yeung, CNN, January 14, 2020

Israel: The boneheaded and the brilliant? What this week’s rains have shown is that solutions need to be found to the mundane challenges, even though laying drainage pipes might not be as exciting as developing algorithms for a laser sword. Jerusalem Post editorial, JANUARY 10, 2020

Iran’s Long Night Is Capped by an Earthquake. No casualties were reported, but the quake was in the same region as a troubled nuclear facility. Ron DePasquale, New York Times, Jan. 8, 2020

Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico, Toppling a Well-Known Natural Wonder. Alejandra Rosa and Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times, Jan. 6, 2020
See also: Why Are So Many Earthquakes Happening in Puerto Rico? Adeel Hassan, The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2020, and: After Homes Collapse in Earthquake, Puerto Ricans Ask: Are We Safe? Patricia Mazzei, Edmy Ayala and Frances Robles, The New York Times, Jan. 8, 2020

New South Wales declares a 7-day state of emergency as Australia's deadly bushfires rage. Jessie Yeung and Hilary Whiteman, CNN, January 2, 2020

Australia fires live: two dead in Cobargo as NSW and Victoria face bushfires threat – latest updates. The Guardian,  December 31, 2019

2 firefighters die, 3 hurt as wildfires ravage Australia. Tristan Lavalette, Associated, December 19th 2019

Rebuilding the Bahamas: How a hurricane blows up social divides. How communities and countries rebuild after natural disasters raises moral questions that will become only more acute as storms intensify in the era of climate change. Who gets to rebuild? Sara Miller Llana, the Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 17, 2019

How to Turn Your Smartphone into an Earthquake Detector. A free smartphone app tracks earthquakes using your phone’s accelerometer. One day, the app could issue emergency warnings to those in danger. Jenessa Duncombe, Earth & Space Science News, 8 December 2019

Greek island of Crete is hit by 6.0-magnitude earthquake.Tim Stickings, MAILONLINE, 27 November 2019

Deadly earthquake hits Albania. Meg Wagner and Mike Hayes, CNN, Nov. 26, 2019

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires. Matt McGrath, BBC News, Nov. 15, 2019

Flooded Venice battles new tidal surge. BBC News, Nov. 15, 2019
Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage. BBC News, Nov. 14, 2019

At Least 3 Dead as Fires Rage Across Eastern Australia. Firefighters warned of dry, windy conditions to come, signaling an early start for what could be the country’s worst fire season in decades. Damien Cave, The New York Times, Nov. 9, 2019 

India air pollution at 'unbearable levels', Delhi minister says. BBC News, Nov. 4, 2019

The best emergency apps for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters. Joshua Rotter and Molly Price, Cnet, November 1, 2019

Philippines Struck by Second Big Earthquake in Three Days. Jason Gutierrez, NY Times, Oct. 30 2019

California fires: Emergency declared state-wide. BBC, Oct. 28, 2019
See also:
California wildfires map - Los Angeles Times
* A special kind of hell: fires, smoke and heat turn LA into a deadly paradise.
Sam Levin in Los Angeles, The Guardian, Oct. 26, 2019
California wildfires: Millions warned of possible power cut, BBC, Oct. 26, 2019
Wildfires threaten California. Fernando Alfonso III and Mike Hayes, CNN, Oct. 25, 2019

Earthquakes Are Jolting the Netherlands. Gas Drilling Is to Blame. Stanley Reed, NY Times, Oct. 24, 2019

Strong quake near Indonesia's Ambon kills at least 20. Reuters, September 26, 2019

Pakistan earthquake leaves 19 dead and 300 injured in Kashmir region. Agence-France Presse, The Guardian, September 25, 2019

(*) Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges. BBC, 5 September 2019

Massive international rescue and relief effort underway in ravaged Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian aims at Carolinas. Anthony Faiola, Maria Sacchetti, Tim Craig and Joel Achenbach, The Washington News, September 4, 2019

Amazon fires: Six Brazilian states request military aid to fight blazes. Mark Armstrong, Reuters 25 August, 2019

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says. Jessie Yeung and Abel Alvarado, CNN, August 22, 2019

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now an international Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares. UN News, 17 July 2019

Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia. UN News, 18 July 2019

Revealed: Israel Is Dangerously Unprepared for Global Food Shortages. Ruth Schuster, Haaretz, Jul 11, 2019

California Earthquake Is a Reminder That the Big One Lurks. Thomas Fuller and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, NY Times, July 5, 2019

(*) 1 fatality, multiple water rescues reported amid severe flooding from Oklahoma to Missouri. Chaffin Mitchell, ccuWeather, June 27, 2019

Deadly earthquake hits China's Sichuan province. BBC, June 18, 2019

Climate change: Ireland declares climate emergency. BBC, May 9, 2019

UK Parliament declares climate change emergency. BBC, 1 May, 2019

How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India. Hari Kumar, Jeffrey Gettleman and Sameer Yasir, NY Times, May 3, 2019

'Climate emergency' declared by Welsh Government. BBC, 29 April 2019

(*) Cyclone Idai: How prepared was southern Africa? Jack Goodman and Christopher Giles, BBC, 24 March 2019

Taxpayer spending on U.S. disaster fund explodes amid climate change, population trends. Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, April 22 2019 

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings. Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis, AP News, April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka explosions: 100 killed as churches and hotels targeted. BBC, April 21, 2109

Bangladesh fire: Emergency exits in Dhaka high-rise 'were locked'. BBC, 29 March 2019 

China chemical blast death toll rises to 47. BBC, March 22, 2019

(*) Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help. BBC News, 20 March 2019
(*) Mozambique rescue teams struggle to save thousands. Workers appeal for more helicopters as flood waters keep rising after Cyclone Idai. The Guardian, March 20, 2019

Indonesia tsunami: Grim search for survivors continues as death toll reaches 430,  Yosef Riadi and James Griffiths, CNN, December 26, 2018

When the Cascadia fault line ruptures, it could be North America’s worst natural disaster in recorded history. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 20 July , 2015 

‘Major’ damage to Anchorage area after severe 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Alaska. Jeannette Lee Falsey ,Mark Berman and Angela Fritz, The Washington Post, November 30 , 2018

* Heavy rain may trigger mudslides in areas recovering from California wildfire. CBS News, November 21, 2018

* California wildfires death toll climbs to 84, with more than 800 still unaccounted for. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, Nov 21, 2018,

* California fires: How do wildfires start? All it takes is a spark. Doyle Rice, USA  TODAY, 13 November 2018

‘Rare but devastating’ tsunamis underscore need for better preparation, UN chief urges on World Day. UN News, 5 November 2018

Mount Etna Is Sliding Into the Sea. History Shows That Could Be Catastrophic.  If the volcano's flank suddenly collapses, it could trigger a tsunami that has the potential to devastate the region. Denise Chow, NBC News, Oct. 29, 2018

A.I. Is Helping Scientists Predict When and Where the Next Big Earthquake Will Be. Thomas Fuller and Cade Metz, New York Times, Oct. 26, 2018.

(*) Rebuilding After a Hurricane: Why Does It Take So Long? It’s not just the repairs, it’s navigating a ‘patchwork’ storm recovery system, applying for federal money and finding a reliable contractor. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, Oct. 26, 2018

 Disaster Recovery Center opens in Albany. Survivors encouraged to come to center to get personal guidance for individual disaster situation. The Albany Herald, Oct 20, 2018.

(*) Hurricane Michael: A Trail of Destruction in the Florida Panhandle. Richard Fausset, Patricia Mazzei and Alan Blinder. New York Times, Oct. 11, 2018

Are the Indonesia earthquake and volcanic eruption related? Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, Oct. 3, 2018

A Tsunami Didn’t Destroy These 1,747 Homes. It Was the Ground Itself, Flowing. Fira Abdurachman, Adam Dean and Richard C. Paddock, NY Times, Oct. 3, 2018

Indonesia earthquake: Torrents of 'liquid soil' washed away buildings. Bard Wilkinson, CNN, October 3, 2018

Tsunami in Indonesia: death toll at 832 and expected to rise sharply. The Guardian, September 30, 2018

* 'Training thunderstorms' made Japan's floods even deadlier. Joshua Berlinger and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN,  July 14, 2018

San Francisco Earthquake Risks: Questions and Answers. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, April 18, 2018

New research on natural hazards death toll: A Record Hurricane Disaster in Puerto Rico - podcast in Living On Earth (transcript and link to MP3). June, 2018

Most Emergency Physicians Report Hospitals Lack Critical Medicines; Not "Fully Prepared" for Disasters, Mass Casualty Incidents. The American College of Emergency Physicians, May 22, 2018.

If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests. Christina Anderson and Rick Gladstone, New York Times, May 21, 2018.
See also the newly revised emergency handbook from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

10 students killed in flash flood in Israel named. Families, schools, lawmakers and cities mourn the loss of teens swept away during hike in Judean Desert organized by pre-military academy. TOI STAFF The Times of Israel, 26 April 2018

Two killed in flash floods as storm, hail batter Israel.  Rare April deluge sweeps across country, forcing closure of roads, an airport and a flooded mall. By TOI STAFF, The Times of Israel, 25 April 2018

How Do You Say 'Evacuate' In Tagalog? In A Disaster, English Isn't Always Enough. TOM BANSE, JPR 20 April, 2018