Hurricanes and Cyclones
Mar 20, 2013 01:18 EDT
With small, silent steps, 10-year-old Borikely carefully picks her way through the tall grass of a Madagascar field in search of her dinner. She's hunting for grasshoppers, which she'll catch with a stick.
Mar 19, 2013 17:43 EDT
The Statue of Liberty will reopen by July 4 once repairs to extensive damage inflicted on the New York landmark by Hurricane Sandy are completed, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday.
Mar 14, 2013 13:13 EDT
Global losses from natural disasters hit $138 billion in 2012, with half the sum claimed by drought and Hurricane Sandy in the United States, the UN said Thursday.
Mar 01, 2013 15:14 EST
Damage wreaked on the Statue of Liberty by Hurricane Sandy has yet to be fully repaired, and it remains unclear when the New York icon will again welcome tourists from around the world.
Feb 27, 2013 21:38 EST
Australians in the remote northwest mining belt described their lucky escape Thursday after a major cyclone made landfall at a lower intensity than forecast and spared the more populous areas.
Feb 27, 2013 07:04 EST
A tropical cyclone hit Australia's resource-rich northwest coast Wednesday, bringing winds of up to 165 kilometres (102 miles) an hour as it crossed the shore near the tiny community of Pardoo.
Feb 26, 2013 21:24 EST
A major cyclone powering towards Australia's resources-rich northwest coast was upgraded to a category four storm Wednesday as strong winds and heavy rains lashed the region.
Feb 26, 2013 13:33 EST
The death toll from tropical cyclone Haruna and heavy rains that have battered Madagascar has risen to 23 with 16 people missing, the national disaster management agency said on Tuesday.
Feb 26, 2013 03:04 EST
Authorities in northwest Australia Tuesday urged residents to evacuate as a powerful cyclone whipped up huge seas and the weather bureau warned of "phenomenal rainfall" and hurricane-force winds.
Feb 25, 2013 23:19 EST
Australian authorities urged the evacuation of parts of the resource-rich northwest as a powerful cyclone whipped up huge seas, while a man died in heavy flooding in the northeast.
Feb 25, 2013 21:57 EST
Australian authorities urged the evacuation of parts of the resource-rich northwest Tuesday as a powerful cyclone whipped up huge seas, while a man died in heavy flooding in the northeast.
Feb 25, 2013 15:35 EST
The death toll of tropical cyclone Haruna and heavy rains that battered Madagascar has risen to 18, the national disaster management agency said on Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 03:55 EST
Australia's largest iron ore ports were shut down on Monday ahead of tropical cyclone Rusty which is building off the resource-rich west coast.
Feb 24, 2013 01:01 EST
Thousands of people on Australia's east coast were cut off by floodwaters on Sunday, with the heavy rain claiming two lives as extreme thunderstorms damaged homes and brought down trees in Sydney.
Feb 23, 2013 14:26 EST
Tropical cyclone Haruna and rains that lashed the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar killed 10 people and affected nearly 3,000 this week, the disaster management agency said Saturday.
Feb 22, 2013 08:07 EST
Tropical cyclone Haruna has hit the large Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar, claiming one life and threatening some 30 southern towns, authorities said.
Feb 21, 2013 11:02 EST
British arms maker BAE Systems said Thursday that stretched defence budgets weighed on the group's profits in 2012 and warned that fresh cutbacks could force it to axe 3,500 jobs at US shipyard operations.
Feb 21, 2013 07:20 EST
BAE Systems said on Thursday that crimped US defence budgets weighed on the group's profits in 2012 when it was hit also by the collapse of a mega-merger plan.
Feb 21, 2013 07:19 EST
Switzerland-based insurer Swiss Re said on Thursday that its net profit rose by 61 percent in 2012 to $4.2 billion (3.2 billion euros), outpacing market forecasts, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Feb 09, 2013 07:20 EST
A ferocious snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States for a second straight day Saturday, killing at least two people, bringing transportation to a halt and cutting off power to at least half a million customers.