Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

The deadliest volcano in the continental US

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Plumes of steam, gas, and ash often occurred at Mount St. Helens in the early 1980s. On clear days they could be seen from Portland, Oregon, 50 mi (80 km) to the south. The plume photographed here rose nearly 3,000 ft (910 m) above the volcano’s rim. The view is from Harrys Ridge, 5 mi (8 km) north of the mountain. (Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org)

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At Least 40 Killed in Colombia Landslide

Images taken by the Colombian Air Force show some of the destruction caused by the landslide, May 18, 2015.

Images taken by the Colombian Air Force show some of the destruction caused by the landslide, May 18, 2015.    | Photo: @FuerzaAereaCol

 

With many reported missing, the death toll is expected to rise

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Disappearing Lake Powell underlines drought crisis facing Colorado river

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In Lake Powell, white calcium deposits show the extent to which the water level has dropped, around 30ft. Photograph: Chris McGreal for the Guardian

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