Category Archives: Natural Disasters

(Video) Oklahoma twisters keep coming; Missouri death toll at 116, plus how to help the tornado victims

MSNBC has the latest on yet another tornado touching down in already ravaged Oklahoma: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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President, first lady, to visit the storm-ravaged south

President Obama signed a disaster declaration for Alabama Friday, and will visit the region today to survey the damage caused by a series of deadly tornadoes.

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‘Are you there, God? It’s me, Rick Perry’

With his state facing a natural disaster, Governor Rick Perry is asking God to make it rain…

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When the corporation is in charge: Japanese nuke co delayed ‘sea water solution’ to protect future profits

The problem the U.S. faced in the Gulf when BP was allowed to take the lead in cleaning up its oil spill disaster is repeating itself in Japan, where the company is doing all it can to prevent a catastrophic … Continue reading

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Heroic staff abandon Japanese nuclear plant

  Nothing more can be done at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government has said.

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Japan latest: Mag 6.0 earthquake hits; 140,000 residents urged to stay indoors amid nuke plant fears

UPDATE: Japan was hit by another earthquake this morning, this time measuring 6.0 magnitude. And the country continues to brace for a possible meltdown at at least one of its nuclear plants. Latest video from Reuters:

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10,000 feared dead in Japan quake, tsunami; nuclear meltdown fears

Up to 10,000 people are feared dead in Japan in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake and tsunami, and fears of a meltdown at two nuclear reactors are spreading.

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(Video) Earthquake, tsunami devastate Japan **UPDATE: Radiation leaking from reactor

UPDATE, March 12: Reuters reports that radiation is now leaking from a damaged Japanese nuclear plant, and the evacuation area around the plant has been expanded.

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Morning clicks: Byrd passes, Kagan’s grille, Rick Scott’s scandal, Jeff Greene unplugged

Flags are flying at half-staff in Washington and in West Virginia following the passing of Senator Robert Byrd, America’s longest-serving Senator. Video of his landmark speech opposing the invasion of Iraq can be found here. An excellent commentary and a … Continue reading

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Thanks a lot BP and Halliburton, love, Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf oil gusher continues with no end in sight, as TIME points out, this is no spill. President Obama will visit the Gulf region on Sunday, and there will be Congressional hearings. This after we learn that BP’s offshore … Continue reading

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