After canceling some festivities for a national holiday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu both visited the town of Ermenek in Karaman province, where the Has Sekerler mine is located close to Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Turkey's emergency agency, AFAD, said a broken pipe in the mine caused the flooding but did not elaborate.» Read More
WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.
STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.
NBC's Jennifer Bjorklund reports Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii with up to 11 inches of rain, and the islands are under flash flood warnings.
The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.
A broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water gushing through the UCLA campus on Tuesday.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 1- Eight hurricane-free years in Florida and a seller's market in catastrophe bonds have fortified the state against the cost of major storm damage as the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. "Florida is in its best position in a decade," said Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute.
MAGLAJ, Bosnia/ BELGRADE, May 20- When the waters receded, hundreds of employees at the paper and pulp factory in the Bosnian town of Maglaj turned up for work.
*Africa launches its first sovereign risk insurance pool. *Climate change seen major risk to Africa. On May 1, Africa launched its first sovereign risk pool insurance scheme, marking a major policy shift in the way climatic events such as droughts, and from next year floods, will be tackled by the world's poorest continent.
LONDON, May 15- British energy network operator National Grid will spend more money on its U.S. business in coming years to help protect its cables and pipelines against heavy storms, it said on Thursday.
Severe U.K. winter floods and storms will cost insurers around £1.2 billion ($2.0 billion), but the hit to the sector's earnings could be "limited".
NBC News Investigative Reporter Bill Dedman talks about how FEMA's flood zone changes are causing insurance premium hikes.
Heavy storms that have flooded around 6,000 U.K. homes could knock more than 1 percent off economic growth, a U.K. economist told CNBC on Monday.
Nick Dixon, an ITV reporter, talks to a family affected by the severe U.K. flooding. The family say they are "devastated".
Richard Holt, regional economist at Capital Economics, discusses the economic impact of the severe floods that have hit the U.K.
Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.
A law that was designed to curb deficits in the national flood insurance program is now the target of repeals.
As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.
Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.
NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.