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Glacier Breaks in India’s North; Flood Kills 9, 140 Missing

RISHIKESH, India (AP) — Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a Himalayan glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least nine people …

Vale to Pay $7 Billion for One of Worst Ever Mine Disasters

Vale SA reached a settlement agreement with Brazilian authorities for a dam collapse that killed 270 people and led to production cutbacks that stripped the company of the title of world’s biggest iron ore producer. The deal comes two years …

After Seeing Floods, Indonesian Leader Visits Quake Zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers struggled Tuesday to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a strong earthquake killed at least 90 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday was one …

Floods, Drought Are Destroying Crops and Sparking Food Inflation

Wild weather is wreaking havoc on crops around the world, sending their prices skyrocketing. On wheat farms in the U.S. and Russia, it’s a drought that’s ruining harvests. The soybean fields of Brazil are bone dry too, touched by little …

Sasol’s Lake Charles Plant Remains Shut Following Hurricane Laura

South African petrochemicals group Sasol said on Monday that its Lake Charles Chemical facility in the U.S. state of Louisiana remained shut after Hurricane Laura made landfall last week. The world’s top manufacturer of motor fuel from coal, said manufacturing …

Flood-Weary Venice Puts ‘Moses’ Inflatable Barriers to Test

ROME — Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a …

Couple Recounts How Community Rallied to Fight the Flood

VICKSBURG, Miss. — Sitting in their home overlooking Eagle Lake, Paul and Linda Banchetti recalled their experience from the 2019 flood in a few words. “We were lucky.” Like many other residents in the small community that borders the lake’s …

Oregon Flooding Abates; Authorities Report Body Found

PENDLETON, Ore. — Waters covering roads in flood-hit northeastern Oregon were starting to recede, allowing residents to return and assess the damage from weather that appears to have left one person dead. A woman who had been missing, Janet Tobkin …

Flooding Starts to Abate; 21 People Evacuated to Safety

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon National Guard troops aboard two helicopters airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday, and authorities reported a 62-year-old woman who lived in one of the areas hit by floods was missing. Waters covering roads in flood-hit …

Community Helps Nebraska Hotel Owner Recover From Flood

KEARNEY, Neb. — Last July 9, after floodwaters wrecked the interior of his 42-room Western Inn South, Bhikhabhai Chaudhari struggled to smile. Now, thanks to assistance from Kearney businesses and individuals, Chaudhari is beaming. He reopened his motel late this …