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Stories with subject: Natural hazards
  • NJ wildfire smoke hampers air quality in New York 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Authorities say smoke from a brush fire in southern New Jersey could make breathing a chore for people in the New York metropolitan area, some 90 miles away.

  • Yellowstone fighting online supervolcano rumors 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:41 pm
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.

  • Yellowstone fighting online supervolcano rumors 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:11 pm
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that running bison seen in a YouTube video are fleeing a possible explosion of the park's supervolcano.

  • Pecos Canyon recreation areas to reopen 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:05 am
  • TERERRO, New Mexico - The New Mexico Game and Fish Department will be opening two popular recreation sites in Pecos Canyon following last year's wildfires.

  • Agency upholds bid protests over 2 air tankers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:34 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight wildfires.

  • Burned parts of Yosemite National Park reopening 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:46 pm
  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California - Areas of Yosemite National Park that were burned in a massive wildfire last year are being opened to the public again, but with a word of caution.

  • Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:29 pm
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

  • Great Alaska Earthquake shook Alaska 50 years ago 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:07 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the '64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded at magnitude 9.2.

  • Forest fire blacks out downtown Caracas' work day 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:55 pm
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - A forest fire knocked out electricity in parts of Venezuela's capital for most of Tuesday.

  • UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:48 pm
  • GENEVA - The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.