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At Least 10 Dead in Residential Building Collapse in India

NEW DELHI — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many others, officials said. Around 20-25 people are feared to be trapped under the rubble of …

Hurricane Laura Evacuees Now Facing Threats Of Eviction

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Nearly 200 families forced hundreds of miles from their homes when Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana are now facing threats of eviction, an attorney said Saturday. Bill Quigley, an attorney at Loyola University’s College of Law, …

What’s Next? Devastating Fires Are Latest Challenge in West

SALEM, Ore. — The path of devastation spans thousands of miles where flames have consumed people, homes and cars while leaving a barren, gray landscape. But the massive wildfires aren’t done chewing through the West, shrouding the skies with choking …

Hurricane Laura and the California Fires Are Part of the Same Crisis

As Hurricane Laura pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast with nearly 150 mile-per-hour winds, causing water levels to rise almost 10 feet above normal in the wee hours of the morning, wildfires in California were still raging across more than a …

Global Tailings Dam Standards Fall Short of Changes Sought by Civil Society Groups

TORONTO–A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world’s largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert future disasters, according to a copy of the final draft …

How to Plan for a Disaster During a Disaster

On March 5, Tennessee governor Bill Lee announced the state’s first confirmed case of Covid-19. Three weeks later on Easter Sunday, tornadoes touched down outside of Chattanooga, killing four people and flattening 2,000 structures. Since the start of the pandemic, …

Viewpoint: Leaders Need to Resist Re-Writing Insurance Contract Language

Soon after the attacks on the World Trade Center and other locations on the morning of September 11th, President Bush declared that the atrocities were “an act of war.” That statement prompted a call to me from a friend and …

As Thousands Join, Few Rules for California Health Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost …

Coronavirus Is Delaying Vital Safety Work Across Oil and Gas

The , is delaying vital maintenance across the oil and natural gas industries in Europe and North America. Restrictions on the numbers of contractors on rigs, pipelines and production sites are forcing companies to delay work that’s been planned for …

Murder Charges in Vale Dam Collapse Case Complicate Brazilian Probes

RIO DE JANEIRO — The filing of murder charges against the former CEO of Brazilian miner Vale SA and 15 others for a 2019 dam collapse that killed more than 250 people was hailed by victims’ families as a major …