Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘The world is not safe’

An Ebola care training course at the University of Seirra Leone’s faculty of nursing, Freetown.

An Ebola care training course at the University of Seirra Leone’s faculty of nursing, Freetown. Photograph: Ministry of Defence/EPA

Sparsely-equipped hospitals and beleaguered staff battle a disease whose victims outpace the number of beds being built

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UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops

Sugar-cane harvest

The sugar-cane harvest in India is at risk from salt damage.

About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis

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Sri Lanka landslide: Ten dead and 300 missing

Sri Lanka landslide damage, 29 October 2014

About 140 houses were flattened by the disaster. Sri Lanka landslide damage, 29 October 2014

At least 10 people are dead and hundreds are missing following a landslide in central Sri Lanka, officials tell the BBC

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Hawaii Lava Flow: Molten Rock Now Within Yards of Pahoa Homes

Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Town

This image, taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, shows just how close the lava flow has gotten to the town of Pahoa. (USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

Looters Reportedly Hit Evacuated Houses

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UNPROTECTED HazMat Team Empties Ebola Doctor’s New York Apartment (Video)

Charles Walton

Published on Oct 24, 2014

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