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2 Dead After Minneapolis Tornado

MINNEAPOLIS – A second death has been reported after a tornado that tore through north Minneapolis. Friends and relatives say 53-year-old Rob MacIntyre collapsed about 6 p.m. Sunday, not long after he finished chain-sawing a tree blocking a street a

Missouri Tornado Leaves 116 Dead

JOPLIN, Missouri (Reuters) – A monster tornado nearly a mile wide killed at least 116 people in Joplin, Missouri when it tore through the heart of the small Midwestern city, ripping the roof off a hospital and destroying thousands of

Floods Hit Eastern Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. – Flooding in Montana caused the cancellation of several high school graduations and fishermen were trapped by washed out roads on Saturday, while swelling rivers led to voluntary evacuations in a community near Billings, meteorologists with the National

Kan. Tornado Kills 1, Destroys Homes

READING, Kan. – A tornado swept through a small eastern Kansas town, killing one person and destroying at least 20 homes, as severe thunderstorms pelted the region with hail that some residents described as the size of baseballs, authorities said

Miss. Evacuees Pass Time In Shelters

VICKSBURG, Miss. – In the area of Mississippi hardest-hit by river flooding, evacuees passed time in shelters Wednesday by reading books, praying or smoking cigarettes as officials said they didn’t expect waters to overflow a nearby levee that protects thousands

Wildfire Razes Canadian Town

OTTAWA — A wildfire engulfed the town of Slave Lake in western Canada, forcing the evacuation of its 7,000 residents at the start of the forest fire season, authorities said Monday. Two fires had razed 2,900 hectares of nearby forests

Toxic Metals Found In Cosmetics

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As you put on your makeup, you may be spreading trace amounts of lead across your cheeks, cadmium on your eyelashes and arsenic on your lips. In lab testing of 49 cosmetic products, Environmental Defence found varying levels of toxic

Kentucky Prepares For Earthquakes

FRANKFORT, KY – On Monday, May 16, 2011, Kentucky and several Central U.S. states, along with federal government agencies, volunteer organizations and the private sector will begin a weeklong preparedness exercise based upon a catastrophic earthquake in the New Madrid

Louisiana On Alligator Alert

Washington – The raging Mississippi River continued to hold the US South in the grip of record-breaking floods on Monday as low-lying parts of Louisiana succumbed to the onslaught. Officials reminded residents to stay clear of the edges of the

Report: Climate Change Undeniable

“CLIMATE CHANGE is occurring, is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.” So says — in response to a request from Congress — the National Research Council of