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  • September 13, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    Colorado officials increase flooding death toll to four after body found in Boulder, Co. (AP)

  • September 13, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    PBS NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks captured this image of residents south of Lyons surveying damage caused by the flooding of Left Hand Creek. Brooks also said that U.S. Highway 36 remained closed, effectively cutting off the town of Lyons. Members … Continue reading

  • September 13, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    Courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation Colorado DOT reports that the flooding has caused more than two dozen closures on state highways. Mother Jones has been collecting videos and photos of ongoing destruction. H/T Joshua Barajas

  • September 13, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    The 6-alarm fire began in a frozen custard stand on the recently rebuilt New Jersey shore boardwalk around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and quickly spread in high winds. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. “I was actually in my weekly Sandy … Continue reading

  • September 13, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico; warnings in effect for parts of Mexico. (AP)

  • September 13, 2013  

    In our news wrap Friday, Colorado was inundated by flooding that washed out roads, cut off communities and forced evacuations. Also, 33 people died from a bombing at a Sunni mosque in Iraq. And in Afghanistan, at least four Afghans were killed when a U.S. consulate came under Taliban attack. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2013   BY newsdesk 

    “There’s no rule that says as you get later in the season the hurricanes get weaker. That is a myth.” –Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center. H/T Ellen Rolfes JS

  • August 30, 2013  

    Sequoias are among Earth’s oldest and most massive trees. But a wildfire raging near California’s Yosemite National Park has put some of their unique groves at risk. Kwame Holman reports on the effort by nearly 4,000 firefighters to contain the blaze and protect these environmental treasures. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the wildfire near Yosemite National Park has already scorched an area the size of Chicago, but is now reported to be 20 percent contained. Also, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano stepped down from her post. Napolitano will be the next president of the University of California system. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    The wildfire burning outside of Yosemite National Park has already consumed 235 square miles of forest and threatened several small towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the efforts more than 3,600 firefighters to battle one of the largest wildfires in California state history and protect San Francisco’s power and water supplies. Continue reading