Record 312 Tornadoes In 24 Hours

WASHINGTON – Preliminary government estimates say there were more tornadoes in a single day last week than any other day in U.S. history. Government analysts said Monday there were 362 tornadoes during last week’s outbreak, including a record-setting 312 in

The Day Of The Deadly Tornadoes

Video Report: Wednesday’s tornado outbreak will go down as one of the deadliest in recent history.

Obama: Storm Damage A Catastrophe

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the damage in tornado-stricken states in the Southeast is “nothing short of catastrophic.” Speaking at the White House, Obama says the loss of life has been heartbreaking, especially in Alabama, the state hit hardest.

Tornado Death Toll Rises To 284

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Reuters) – Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern states, killing at least 284 people in the country’s deadliest series of twisters in nearly four decades. The clusters of powerful tornadoes — more than 160 reported in

Logging Costs Indonesia $36Bn

Land clearance by hundreds of mine and plantation companies operating illegally on Indonesia’s Borneo island has cost the country $36 billion, an official said Thursday. “Encroachment of forest areas for illegal mining and plantation activities including logging in Kalimantan has

110 Tornadoes Hit U.S. Dozens Dead

Storms that spawned deadly tornadoes have flattened buildings and knocked out powerlines across the central and southern United States, raising the death toll from severe weather to at least 56 people. Authorities said on Wednesday (local time) that 45 people

US To Be Hit By Multiple Hurricanes

Several powerful storms will likely strike the US mainland this hurricane season, especially in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico region, a prominent weather forecaster said. Weather Services International predicts 15 storms strong enough to be named, eight hurricanes and at

World To Lose 230 M Hect Of Forest

The world stands to lose 230 million hectares of forest by 2050 with drastic consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the global economy, the WWF wildlife campaign group said on Wednesday. “Those responsible — policy-makers and industry — are sawing

More Storms & Tornadoes Hit U.S.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) – As powerful storms continued to pummel the South on Wednesday, emergency officials said more than 20 people had died in weather-related incidents this week. Governors in Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee each declared a state of emergency,

Japan’s Sales Slump Amidst Crisis

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese retail sales recorded their steepest drop in 13 years in March, the government said Wednesday as last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami dampened consumer sentiment. Retail store sales in March tumbled 8.5 percent from a year

Tungurahara Erupts, Residents Flee

(CNN) — Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported. Ashes from Tungurahua — which means “throat of fire” in

10 Dead As Storms Pound South US

JEFF BUSBY PARK, Miss. – A wave of thunderstorms with winds blowing near hurricane force strafed the South Wednesday, killing at least 10 people from Arkansas to Alabama, including a father struck by a tree while protecting his daughter at