Untamed Nature

Monday, September 17, 2007

4 more earthquakes rattle Indonesia
From Wire Reports Peter Gelling and Seth Mydans, The New York Times
Dallas Morning News
14 Sep 2007

PADANG, Indonesia — Four more strong earthquakes shook the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Thursday, after the powerful quake that hit on Wednesday, but the area escaped a major tsunami like the one that devastated the region in... read more...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

By Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
26 Aug 2007

The photos show residents of Long Beach, Miss. — a city badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina — smiling as they surround President Bush. Some are shaking the president’s hand. Others are posing with him by a newly reconstructed house. Taken in March when... read more...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dean begins assault on Mexico (Chicago Tribune, 21 Aug 2007, Page 5)

Dean begins assault on Mexico
By Oscar Avila Tribune foreign correspondent
Chicago Tribune
21 Aug 2007

MEXICO CITY — A devastating Category 5 hurricane took aim at two key industries in Mexico: oil rigs along the Caribbean and tourist resorts near Cancun that were rebuilt after a powerful storm just two years ago. Hurricane Dean’s first rains and winds... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ministers warned three years ago over flood defence failings
Patrick Wintour Karen McVeigh
The Guardian
24 Jul 2007

The government was last night accused of failing to act on its own advice to overhaul UK flood defences and drainage systems which first highlighted deep-seated problems three years ago. As large tracts of central and southern England remained under... read more...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The flooding blacklist
By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor s.poulter@dailymail.co.uk
Daily Mail
09 Jul 2007

A MILLION homes could be put on a flooding blacklist by insurers, meaning families whose houses are built on flood plains could be denied cover completely. The measure, suggested by the Association of British Insurers, would wipe thousands off the... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Orbital neglect

The Houston Chronicle
18 Jun 2007

AONE-OF-A-KIND weather satellite, QuikScat, provides meteorologists with a continuous stream of data to measure the strength and course of hurricanes. Although the craft is already five years beyond its expected operating life and crippled by equipment... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

‘Pearl of Kamchatka’ geysers lost under mudslide lake
Luke Harding Moscow
The Guardian
05 Jun 2007

It is one of the world’s last natural wonders, a lunar landscape of spewing volcanic craters and gurgling eruptions. But yesterday environmentalists were assessing the damage done by a landslide to one of Russia’s most famous attractions. The Valley... read more...