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Police Car Swallowed Up By Massive Sinkhole in Colorado (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Accident, Natural disasters, Transport, USA, Vehicles )


- 1448 days ago - rt.com
A police officer in Colorado had a patrol ride to remember, after his vehicle was swallowed up by a giant sinkhole, and sucked 15 feet into the pit.
'WhereâEUR(TM)s the $500 Mn?âEUR(TM) Red Cross Promises Houses for 130,000 Haitians, âEUR(TM)Builds Only 6âEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Caribbean basin, Corruption, Health, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )


- 1449 days ago - rt.com
An investigation has found that the American Red Cross wasted $500 million in its bid to help Haiti, underperformed in its programs, and then tried to cover it up. Despite the NGOâEUR(TM)s celebrated success, insider accounts point to failures.
Earth: NATURAL DISASTERS
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Avalanches, Earthquakes, Floods, Forest fires, Hurricanes, Landslides. Supervolcanoes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Natural Disasters )


- 1615 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes are just some of the deadly hazards we are exposed to on Earth. As well as being dangerous to humans, these events shape our planet and affect where and how we live.
60,000 Killed Annually: UK's Misjudged Air Pollution Highlighted in Upcoming Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Health, Law, Natural disasters, Science, UK )


- 1634 days ago - rt.com
A disturbing new analysis says that traffic pollution in Britain is to blame for as many as 60,000 premature deaths each year, double what was thought until now. Scientists are to present their critical report to the government in 2015.
Japan in Depth / Hiroshima Lags on 'Caution Zones'
Offbeat  (tags: safety, protection, environment, government, natural disasters, landslide, property values, caution )

Naoko
- 1737 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Fears of falling property values, combined with a lack of funds, have delayed local governments' designation of certain areas as vulnerable to natural disasters.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )


- 1790 days ago - rt.com
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
BP Pipeline Sprays 'Oily Mist' Over 33 Acres of Alaskan Tundra
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Ecology, Information Technology, Law, Natural disasters, USA )


- 1850 days ago - rt.com
Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity.
Radiation Level in Tuna Off Oregon Coast Tripled After Fukushima Disaster
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Animals, Biology, Earthquake, Ecology, Health, Japan, Natural disasters, Science, Security, USA )


- 1851 days ago - rt.com
While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.
Following More Than 100 Aftershocks, Californians Fear 'The Quake From Hell'
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Natural disasters, Science, USA )


- 1879 days ago - rt.com
Experts now fear that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Southern California on Friday evening could be a mere sampling of what's to come if more seismic activity occurs along the Puente Hills thrust fault.
Urgent: Keep Pets Safe During Hurricane Irene
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, hurricanes, animals, family members, pets, safety )

Simone
- 2829 days ago - globalanimal.org
After hammering the Bahamas, Hurricane Irene, currently a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds, is heading toward Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina today, will possibly strike North Carolina tomorrow,
Did Animals Give Quake Warning?
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, warning, wild animals, March 11, earthquake, unusual behaviors, crows, kites, whales, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

Naoko
- 2882 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
People in areas affected by the March 11 earthquake have reported witnessing unusual behavior by wild animals shortly before the maginitude-9 temblor hit, stories that lend support to the idea that animals can anticipate natural disasters.
Where Bodies Go After Natural Disasters
Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, bodies, garbage, mass grave, people, humans, death )

Tonya
- 3416 days ago - cnn.com
Four days after Haiti's massive earthquake, efforts are under way to bury the dead as thousands of bodies crumpled in the streets of Port-au-Prince lay exposed to the sun or draped in sheets and cardboard
   

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