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“Masterful … Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it.”—Washington Post
Heavy rains flooded the Colombian city of Mocoa early Saturday morning, resulting in a landslide that has left over 250 dead. Three rivers overflowed from the unusually heavy rainfall, NBC News noted, causing an avalanche that tore through the city a
Colombia's president declared a state of emergency in Mocoa, where at least 200 people are missing after overflowing rivers swept through homes and killed residents while they slept.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins told The Associated Press that 38-year-old Francine Gotch and 3-year-old Nevaeh Alexander were pronounced dead at the scene.
Nearly three years ago, George Boorujy took a trip to Wolfe’s Pond Park, on the southeastern edge of Staten Island in New York City, and threw a bottle into the ocean. On a cold, sunny day this February, artist Brigitte Barthelemy, her husband, and t
JACK DICKEY IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CITY OF Baton Rouge, La., and the surrounding region, it has been an untempered summer, a season heartbreakingly free of half measures. Three police officers were shot dead in July, days after police had killed a
The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana on Tuesday, and severe weather moving east threatened other Southern states.
PIxabay Rising sea level will push Americans inland. Shishmaref, Alaska. Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. The Outer Banks, North Carolina. These are the locales often trotted out to represent the vast swathes of the United States teetering towards in
On April 27, 2011 a monstrous EF5 tornado traveled 132 miles across northern Alabama and into southern Tennessee, missing one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants by less than two miles, and also skirting the grounds of an Alabama state priso
Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.
At least 43 children are among the dead after floods and landslides tore through the town of Mocoa. President Juan Manuel Santos is promising to rebuild.
Back in January, science news was abuzz with reports that the lowly dung-beetle—shellacked trundler of balled-up excreta, stuck with one of nature’s least glamorous jobs—used a majestic method to find its way around: the Milky Way. The critters had a
Justin Worland The names—Andrew, Katrina, Sandy—are reminders of the devastating storms that hit U.S. shores every few years, claiming lives and causing billions in damage. But in many coastal cities, they can also serve as lessons in the crucial ef
NOAA An iceberg seen on an Arctic mission in 2012. There is a swarm of about 481 icebergs parked in the shipping lanes of the North Atlantic right now, creating a hazardous area so treacherous that ships are having to detour 400 nautical miles out of
AFTER FIVE LONG YEARS, IT APPEARS California’s drought is finally letting up. Thanks to a recent string of storms, more than a third of the state has now welcomed healthy precipitation, and California’s snowpack—a crucial source of water as the year
NOAA Hurricane Katrina at its peak intensity. With advanced warnings, most New Orleans residents evacuated before the storm hit. Both vacationers and residents in Galveston, Texas, knew a storm was approaching on September 7, 1900. But there was no e
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