Natural calamity – GBRI
 

A devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico yesterday at 1.15pm local time, killing at least 273 people and leaving more than 1900 injured. Dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble in Mexico City causing maximum casualties, while it is being hoped that some people under the debris could still be alive. Mexican president Enrique Pena […]

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After staying dormant for decades, the Campi Flegrei supervolcano in Naples, Italy, is feared to have reached the stage where a massive eruption cannot be ruled out. Although no major eruption has occurred at the volcano since 1538, when huge amounts of magma and ash was spewed into the sky for eight days, experts fear that […]

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Lydbrook, a small village in UK, had to face severe flooding back in 2012. Now the villagers, along with the Forestry Commission, are keen on introducing a family of beavers into the area around Greathough brook, right above the village to prevent any future flooding. Experts believe that beavers will quickly build a series of dams […]

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Although Hurricane Irma has weakened to a tropical storm, it still poses a serious flooding threat to parts of Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Heavy wind and rains inundated South Carolina’s coast on Monday and heavily flooded Charleston. Charleston is a popular tourist destination with cobblestone streets and antebellum houses in the French Quarter […]

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Hurricane Irma has left behind scenes of destruction and despair. An unusual natural phenomenon known as negative surge has caused the beaches to go dry, thereby stranding aquatic creatures like manatees. A pair of manatees were found stranded in the mud near a bay in Manatee County. Michael Sechler of Sarasota posted striking pictures of the […]

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The National Hurricane Center has warned that although Hurricane Jose has passed over Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands without inflicting much damage, it still continues to be an ‘impressive’ category 4 storm. For now, the storm is far enough away at sea that it has not triggered any coastal watches or warnings, according to the […]

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An online petition that demands the World Meteorological Association to change Hurricane Irma’s name to Hurricane Ivanka is slowly reaching its 10,000-signature goal. The petition accuses Donald Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka of quietly accepting  the administration’s lack of action on climate change when she promised to influence her father on the topic. The first daughter […]

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