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Louisiana's disappearing coastline under 'state of emergency'

Baton Rouge - On Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation was sent to President Trump and members of Congress.

'Florida Burning' Governor Scott declares state of emergency

Jacksonville - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as over 100 wildfires blazed across the state. Since February, over 68,000 acres have been burned.

Chile's worst ever wildfire destroys entire town of Santa Olga

Santiago - The entire town of Santa Olga was ravaged Wednesday, as the death toll in the wildfires that have swept through central and southern Chile since November rose to 10. The fires have been fanned by strong winds, high temperatures, and a prolonged drought.

Winter storm hits U.S. South bringing rare snowfall

A winter storm packing heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the South of the U.S. on Friday, bringing many cities and towns to a standstill in a region unaccustomed to lots of snow, causing traffic accidents and school and church closings.

California 'Blue Cut Fire' explodes to engulf over 30,000 acres

A fire that started out as a small patch alongside the road next to Interstate 15 in Cajun Pass on Tuesday morning has exploded in the hot and dry conditions, growing to over 30,000 acres in just 24 hours.

Op-Ed: Florida's Treasure Coast choking on blue-green algae blooms

Palm Beach - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties on Wednesday after beaches and waterways became clogged with a thick, guacamole-like blue-green algae.

West Virginia floods leave 14 people dead, says governor

White Sulphur Springs - At least 14 people have lost their lives and 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed after powerful storms swamped West Virginia Thursday night, prompting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to declare a state of emergency in 44 counties.

Orlando mass shooting, 50 dead, 53 injured — State of Emergency

Orlando - A lone gunman armed with a pistol and assault rifle killed 50 people and injured 53 more at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida called the Pulse, in what is being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Op-Ed: As Venezuela begins to melt down, Maduro blames U.S. for problems

Caracas - It is evident that Venezuela's President Nicholas Maduro is going to do anything, including locking the country down, to avoid a recall referendum that would kick him out of office.

First Nations leaders declare public health emergency

Toronto - First Nation leaders from northern Ontario declared a public health emergency on Wednesday, citing a shortage of basic medical supplies and an epidemic of suicides among young people.

SoCalGas admits it removed safety valve on leaking well

Los Angeles - Newly discovered information is shedding a different light on the massive methane gas leak in Southern California's Porter Ranch community. First discovered on October 23, 2015, the full implications of the leak were not known until weeks later.

Calif. governor declares state of emergency over massive gas leak

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch, California's massive gas leak has garnered enough attention that Governor Jerry Brown was forced to declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, ordering the mobilization of all state agencies to respond to the growing crisis.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

Flint Michigan kids' high lead levels prompts state of emergency

Flint - People in Flint, Michigan have been drinking treated water from the Flint River for the past 18 months. Now their children have elevated lead levels in their blood, and the new mayor has declared a state of emergency.

Homeless crisis in L.A. — City will declare state of emergency

Los Angeles - On Tuesday, after acknowledging their failure in stemming the surge of homelessness in the city, municipal officials in Los Angeles, California took the drastic step of announcing they were declaring a "state of emergency."

Drought and wildfires prompt emergency declaration in California

Sacramento - With a severe drought now in its fourth year and at least 18 wildfires raging across the state, California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for all of the state.

Florida governor signs emergency concealed carry bill into law

The governor of Florida has signed a new bill that allows gun owners in the state to carry concealed firearms without a permit during a state of emergency.

Iowa governor Branstad declares state of emergency over bird flu

Des Moines - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Friday declared a state of emergency, with over 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying, or scheduled to be euthanized because of the widening spread of the avian flu virus.

California wildfire out-of-control and showing 'explosive growth'

Sacramento - An out-of-control wildfire is now threatening more than 2,000 homes and an additional 1,500 smaller structures in Northern California. State fire officials say the fire has more than doubled in size in one day but is only five percent contained.

Thai protesters defy emergency law — Pro-government activist shot

Bangkok - Thai anti-government protesters today paraded through the capital city Bangkok, defying the state of emergency imposed by the government on Tuesday.

Egyptian government lifts state of emergency

Egypt's interim government has lifted both the state of emergency and curfew, coming two days before it was supposed to come to an end, after a court ruling ordered both to be lifted.

Egypt extends state of emergency for two more months

Egypt will extend it's state of emergency for another two months, the news was announced through the interim president's spokesman.

Egypt declares national state of emergency

Egypt's presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July.

Allegations of price gouging in flood-stricken southern Alberta

Calgary - Since the massive floods hit last week, causing more than 100,000 people to be evacuated, some consumers are reporting being gouged for such items as water and ice.

Boko Haram: Nigeria declares state of emergency in three states Special

Maiduguri - In a live broadcast on TV Tuesday, President Goodluck Jonathan admitted that Boko Haram insurgents have taken control of some villages and towns in the northeastern region of the country. He declared a state of emergency in three states of the region.

New York, 3 other states declare state of emergency

Albany - New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has declared a state of emergency as Winter Storm Nemo makes its way northward along the east coast of the United States.

Queensland hammered by rain, tornadoes

Brisbane - You know it’s serious when the insurers declare a catastrophe. Queensland is getting another massive hit from the leftovers of cyclone Oswald, which apparently don’t know when to leave. Six tornadoes and one death have been recorded.

Wolf raid creates state of Emergency in north-eastern Russia

A state of emergency has been declared in the Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia. Yegor Borisov, the president of the Republic, has ordered more than 3,000 wolves to be killed in three months, starting January 15.

Dallas Mayor cites state of emergency — Aerial spraying to begin

Dallas - Texas health department reports that the cases of West Nile virus in Dallas and across Dallas county have reached 465 with 17 confirmed deaths so far.

Jonathan declares state of emergency in parts of Nigeria's north

The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday declared a state of emergency in some Local Government Areas spread across four states in northern Nigeria where a spate of terror attacks has left many citizens dead.
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Infrared image of natural gas leak in Porter Ranch  California.
Infrared image of natural gas leak in Porter Ranch, California.
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Egyptian security crackdown leaves hundreds  dead
Egyptian security crackdown leaves hundreds dead
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Winter 2013: Morningside Heights  NY
Winter 2013: Morningside Heights, NY
Oil Derrick in the Louisiana Bayou.
Oil Derrick in the Louisiana Bayou.
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Egyptian security crackdown leaves 149 dead
Egyptian security crackdown leaves 149 dead
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