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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. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approachesHundreds of thousands have been evacuated as Cyclone Amphan approaches. 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'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