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World mayors urge 'bold climate' pact

...responsible for creating "environmental refugees" forced to flee homes because of drought or other climate-induced natural disasters.Francis told the gathering that while he had high hopes about the Paris climate negotiations, he also wanted the...
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Mud, rain, debris hamper search for Kentucky flood victims

...wrenching.""I think all of us who are here and who have seen this in person recognize this as a truly devastating natural disaster," Luallen said. "People have lost everything."Families returned to the ruins of their homes to try to save...
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'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

...two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee."With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a natural disaster within arm's reach," he said.The wildfires hit parts of central and eastern Washington over the weekend as...
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...separate account within FEMA so that it wouldn't take money from recovery efforts for hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.And while the administration wants to put more money into treating forests before fires occur, the House bill...
A new age of aid following Nepal quakes

...don't think people raising money for organizations that they care about or even raising money in the response to natural disasters is new," NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward said. "What is new, of course, are the rapidly expanding options for how...
Obama: Climate change a security threat drew a line from climate change to national security that had multiple strands:? increased risk of natural disasters resulting in humanitarian crises, with the potential to increase refugee flows and worsen conflicts over food and...
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Alaska Aerial Media flies Anchorage's first drones

...impact on education, public safety and recreation."There are so many uses for the UAV systems, especially during natural-disaster situations," Marlow said. "That's one of our main goals, to be able to assist in search and rescue and wildfire...
Juneau woman seeks mother in Nepal post quake

When natural disasters or other tragedies strike distant lands, they may not seem to have much bearing on life in Juneau, but at least one Juneau resident's...
Canada: Border closing won't block aid to Hyder place to ensure access for emergency services ... in the event of a situation such as a medical emergency, natural disaster, or if there is risk to critical infrastructure," agency spokeswoman Jennifer Bourque said.She told The Associated...
It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...largest employers in the region. Other threats included the threat of moving the capital, changing demographics and natural disasters and extreme weather.Schijvens pointed out that losing jobs to other regions isn't the only problem. She said...


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