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Out-of-control wildfires in California force hundreds to flee

Sep 15, 2014

Out-of-control wildfires in California force hundreds to flee

Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday. One fire near a lakeside resort town has destroyed several structures, authorities said. #US #California #Fire #Weather #Wildfire #Natural disasters #evacuation #US wildfires
Kashmir 70 missing after bus falls into stream due to floods

Sep 04, 2014

Kashmir 70 missing after bus falls into stream due to floods

An official says a crowded bus has been swept away by a flooded stream in Kashmir and about 70 people are missing. #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Floods #accident #Natural Disaster #Bus accident #Kashmir floods
Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits landslide site amid rising anger

Aug 25, 2014

Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits landslide site amid rising anger

Rain showers were raising risks of more slides and hampering the search effort, and also triggering slides in other parts of Japan. #Japan #NewsTracker #Hiroshima #Landslide #Shinzo Abe #Natural disasters #tragedy
Japan 39 dead in Hiroshima landslides, toll likely to double

Aug 22, 2014

Japan 39 dead in Hiroshima landslides, toll likely to double

Dozens of homes were destroyed when mountainsides collapsed on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday, sending tonnes of mud, rocks and debris crashing into suburban communities. #Japan #NewsTracker #Hiroshima #Landslide #Natural disasters #tragedy
Strong earthquake hits southwest Iran, several injured

Aug 18, 2014

Strong earthquake hits southwest Iran, several injured

There were no reports of fatalities but a local official said there were injuries and that the earthquake had caused damage. #NewsTracker #Iran #earthquake #Iraq #Disaster #Natural disasters

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Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Oct 02, 2011

Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

There are many views on the best way to protect coastlands against Tsunamis. Sand dunes might be the best answer. #ToTheContrary #Environment #Natural Disaster #Kudankulam #Coastal management #Tsunamis

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Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Sep 13, 2014

Back To School 2014: Casualty Loss And Theft Deduction

Most taxpayers know that deductions are available for businesses which suffer a loss as a result of a theft or casualty (like a natural disaster). But did you know that individual taxpayers can claim a tax deduction for those losses, too...
Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Aug 16, 2014

Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters...
Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Sep 04, 2014

Revenue from Mahalaxmi racecourse will now go to landslide victims

After mid-day reported how Home Minister R R Patil was disbursing tax collected from Mahalaxmi Racecourse to bogus charities run by NCP workers, the ministry has decided to allot the funds to Malin landslide victims The state government will scrap al...