LONDON-- Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe. About 10,000 homes along the eastern English coast were evacuated after Britain's Environment Agency warned the country could face its worst tidal surge in 60 years.» Read More
*Japan waters down CO2 emissions target after Fukushima. TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear power industry was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.
TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and campaign groups criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday after Tokyo slashed its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, blaming its shuttered nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Nov 11- In the aftermath of the super typhoon that hit the Philippines on Saturday, international relief agencies were ramping up donation appeals.
TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.
*Typhoon crossing South China Sea, heading for Vietnam. *At least 1,200 dead, says Red Cross.
*Typhoon crossing South China Sea, heading for Vietnam. TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 9- One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall churned through the Philippine archipelago in a straight line from east to west and devastated central provinces, killing at least 100 people in a surge of flood water, officials said on Saturday.
*Typhoon barrelling out of the Philippines, heading for Vietnam. The toll of death and damage from Typhoon Haiyan on Friday is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive, fast-moving storm, now barrelling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam.
The toll of death and damage is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive storm, now barrelling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam.
MANILA, Nov 9- Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines on Saturday after it flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands.
MANILA, Nov 8- The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties.
*Catastrophe losses fall 37 percent to $128 million. Oct 30- Allstate Corp, the largest publicly traded home and auto insurer in the United States, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly operating profit as fewer natural disasters helped it earn more premiums.
The former Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the U.S. East Coast on the night of Oct. 29, 2012, killing 158 people in the United States as surging seawater inundated low-lying areas, mostly in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J./ NEW YORK, Oct 29- A year after Superstorm Sandy inundated the East Coast with record flooding that left 159 people dead, residents of hard-hit New Jersey and New York shore communities still have a ways to go in rebuilding damaged homes.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J., Oct 29- A year after Superstorm Sandy inundated the East Coast with record flooding that left 159 people dead, residents of the hard-hit New Jersey shore still have a ways to go in rebuilding damaged communities.
LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 28- Hurricane strength winds battered Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia on Monday, killing at least seven people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys. Gusts of up to 99 mph lashed southern England and Wales in the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade.
LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, Oct 28- Hurricane strength winds battered Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland Europe.
As more severe weather events hit the country, analysts say the U.S. continues to suffer from a lack of preparation to handle them.
BANGKOK, Oct 21- Seventeen factories were temporarily shut on Monday in a major Thai industrial zone dominated by foreign companies, after flood waters blocked nearby roads, a senior official said.
TOKYO, Oct 16- Eight people were killed and over 30 missing, with nearly 20,000 people ordered to evacuate and hundreds of flights cancelled as Typhoon Wipha pummelled the Tokyo region on Wednesday, leaving piles of wreckage on one small island but largely sparing the capital.
TOKYO, Oct 15- A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel and shipping and forcing precautions to be taken at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. The centre of the storm was 860 km southwest of Tokyo at 0800 GMT, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on its website.