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  • Tornado touches down near Chicago as Midwest faces severe storms

    The Midwestern US braces for more severe weather after storms swept through a large part of the region Wednesday.

  • Scorching heat fuels California wildfires

    NBC's Steve Patterson reports on the wildfires that have burned some 5,400 acres so far in California.

  • A fire crew takes shelter behind an engine as the Sherpa Fire advances at El Capitan State Beach in Santa Barbara, California.

    Firefighters battle wildfires across Southern California and a triple-digit heat wave scorches the Southwest, and it's only the first day of summer.

  • Deadly heat wave fueling Western wildfires

    Soaring temperatures across the Southwest are spurring wildfires and forcing evacuations.

  • Air National Guard C-130 Hercules dropping water last week during a fire-fighting training mission in Southern California.

    A deadly heat wave sent temperatures soaring across the Southwest again and forecasters warned the mercury could hit anywhere from 120 to 125 degrees.

  • Nearly 8,000 acres burned in Cali. wildfire

    NBC's Leanne Gregg reports on the impact and intensity of the Sherpa Wildfire in California.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 14- Suncor Energy Inc has told employees the massive wildfire that struck northern Alberta in May will cost the company nearly C $1 billion, two sources at Canada's largest crude producer said on Tuesday. The wildfire, which forced the evacuation of the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, also shuttered operations at facilities owned by Suncor...

  • FRANKFURT, June 15- German insurer Allianz expects the technology underpinning virtual currency bitcoin to encourage trading in catastrophe bonds, which transfer the risk of natural disasters such as hurricances to investors. Allianz, Europe's biggest insurer, worked with Bermuda- based investment manager Nephila Capital to test blockchain, or...

  • Fighting for education with the Happy Hearts Fund

    Petra Nemacova, Happy Hearts Fund Founder, and Tina Lindstrom, Blueshift Capital Group Principal, discuss the Happy Hearts Fund's second-annual "Fight for Education" charity event to help victims of natural disasters.

  • Southern California shaken up by earthquake

    The quake hit about 60 miles northeast of San Diego followed by three aftershocks early Friday morning.

  • Earthquake southern California

    Residents across Southern California were woken early Friday by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked the region. NBC reports.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Oil sands producers Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Cenovus Energy shut projects and evacuated workers at Pelican Lake facilities in northern Alberta as wildfires threatened western Canadian output for the second time in a five weeks. Cenovus shut operations and evacuated all 118 workers from its 23,000- barrel-per-day...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Oil sands producers Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Cenovus Energy shut projects and evacuated workers at Pelican Lake projects in northern Alberta as wildfires again threaten western Canadian output just as production begins to recover. Cenovus shut operations and evacuated all 118 workers from its 23,000-...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 8- Two separate wildfires have shuttered oil sands operations in northern Alberta, forcing producers to halt hundreds of thousands of barrels per day of production. A blaze in the Wabasca region discovered on Tuesday prompted Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd to shut in 23,800 barrels. Meanwhile oil companies are...

  • June 7- Oklahoma regulators faced with a surge in small earthquakes linked to oil and gas production ruled on Tuesday that the state's market for earthquake insurance was not competitive, saying prices charged to consumers were "excessive" after recent rate hikes. As a result of the ruling, insurance companies will be required to submit proposed changes to...

  • Southeast on Tuesday, triggering a mix of floods, hazardous surf and other severe weather conditions in a broad swath between Florida and North Carolina as it moved out to sea. The storm, located 45 miles south of coastal North Carolina at 8:00 a.m. EDT, could strengthen further but was expected to dissipate over the Atlantic Ocean over the next day, the U.S....

  • June 7- Strong winds and heavy rainful were expected across the southeastern United States on Tuesday even as the center of Tropical Storm Colin was moving into the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was 90 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina, at 4 a.m. eastern time and moving at 31 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Florida Governor Rick Scott,...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday sweeping northern Florida with heavy rainfall and strong winds as it headed northeast toward southeastern Georgia and coast of North and South Carolina. As Colin blasted 50 mph winds at Florida, a tornado was reported in Lee County Florida, the National Weather Service said. Florida Governor Rick...

  • June 7- Tropical Storm Colin made landfall early on Tuesday and was moving across northern Florida, unleashing thunderstorms and flooding while the state's governor activated the National Guard ahead of its landfall. A tropical storm warning was in effect for northern Florida north into North Carolina on Tuesday morning. Florida Governor Rick Scott, who had...

  • Strong earthquake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of the Indonesian island, sending tremors as far as Singapore.