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Hurricane
earthquake
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday’s earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. We also always tend to look for patterns and order...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia roared onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds just one day after Mexcio’s deadly earthquake. Since landfall, the storm has deteriorated into a soggy tropical depression that is dumping rain over the mountains of east-central Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is...
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texas and mexico
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, expressed his solidarity with the people of Mexico after the 8.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday. The Governor offered “any help” needed to recover from the disaster. “Our hearts are with the victims of this devastating tragedy and their families, and just as Mexico remained with Texas in our time of need,...
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One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 60 people were reported dead. The quake that hit minutes before midnight Thursday was strong enough to cause buildings...
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Hurricane Katia
Hurricane Katia is very dangerous for Mexico because it remains parked on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so it will continue to cause rains in the southeast and central part of the country, according to the National Meteorological System (SMN) . In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Jesús Carachure, SMN meteorologist, said that...
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irma
Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially...
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hurricane irma
Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida. The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured destroyed homes and flooded streets across a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean, passing...
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It is hot in winter, it hails in spring and the cold is intense in summer because the seasons do not exist anymore, climate change ended them, said expert Raquel Méndez better known as “La Señora del Clima” (The weather lady). “April 2016 and 2017 are already considered to be the warmest months globally in...
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pandemics
The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries, creating the world’s first insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan has committed the first $50 million towards the facility, which will combine funding from reinsurance markets with the proceeds of a new type...
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Studies found that illegal loggers clear-cut at least 24 acres (10 hectares) in the monarch butterflies’ wintering grounds in central Mexico this year, a Mexican environmentalist said Friday. Writer and activist Homero Aridjis said the illegal logging went on unchecked between April and August and occurred in one of the most important areas of the...
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Puerto Vallarta has had a big year in news, from celebrity sightings, film and television production, strongest storms on record, and a day of violence that highlighted the closeness of our community and the commitment from the city to keep its tourists and residents safe. Here are the top ten stories of 2015 on PVDN....
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This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto, Japan. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on Monday to try to do more, it’s clear things...
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A group of kids in Cancún, one of Mexico’s hottest resort towns, has stopped the razing of dozens of hectares of mangrove forest for a massive development—for now. On Nov. 4, a judge granted the children’s request to permanently suspend the 69-hectare mixed-use project, but ruled that the children should pay a bond of 21...
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Health officials in Jalisco warn that cases of dengue and chikungunya could increase by as much as 50% with the passing of Hurricane Patricia. “The hurricane has given us the conditions that could increase the number of dengue and chikungunya cases by 50%,” said Director of Public Health of Jalisco, Hector Ramirez Cordero, who alerted...
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Embattled monarch butterflies faced an extra hurdle in this year’s migration; torrential winds and rain cause by Hurricane Patricia which crashed into Mexico on Friday. As a result, the monarchs, unique among butterflies for the regularity and breadth of their annual migration, diverted from their usual route and found refuge in ravines in Nuevo Leon...
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