Environment

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Anza, California

March 11, 2013

“The epicenter for the 9:56 a.m. quake was 12 miles east of Anza and 16 miles southwest of Palm Desert.”

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Greenland Prime Minister Threatens European Union to Block Preliminary Mineral Resources Deal

March 9, 2013

“To the dismay of many European politicians, China has been eyeing investments in the former Cold War ally of the West, which include iron, zinc and rare earth minerals.”

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Flooding Damages 500 Homes in Atlantic City, New Jersey

March 8, 2013

“Foley said many of the homes that flooded in this storm were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Damage to the bulkheads along the back bay during Sandy that have not yet been repaired also contributed to flooding in those low-lying areas, Foley said.”

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Snowstorms in Chicago Moving Towards Washington D.C. Cancels Over 1,000 Flights

March 5, 2013

“A March storm, its eyes set on Washington, D.C., broke a snowfall record in Chicago and prompted the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights for Wednesday.”

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Horse Meat Found in Packages Labeled as Beef for Danish Pizzerias

February 24, 2013

“Authorities across Europe started doing random DNA checks on meat products after traces of horse meat turned up in frozen supermarket meals such as burgers and lasagna.”

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Federal and Washington State Officials: Six Underground Nuclear and Toxic Waste Tanks Leaking

February 24, 2013

“Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the leaking material poses no immediate risk to public safety or the environment because it would take a while — perhaps years — to reach groundwater.”

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Midwest Snow Storm Affects 20 Midwest and Central Plains States

February 21, 2013

“Farther to the south, on the warmer side of the storm, eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi faced a threat of tornadoes, hail and high winds.”

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Report: United Kingdom Government Warned of Illegal Horsemeat as Early as 2011

February 19, 2013

“The Government was last night urgently investigating allegations that ministers were alerted as long ago as 2011 that illegal horse meat was entering the food chain.”

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Nestle Recalls Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini Sold in Spain and Italy Due to Horsemeat Presence

February 19, 2013

“Nestlé, which is based in Switzerland, said it had increased testing after the discoveries of horse meat in British foods and “traces” of horse DNA in two products made with beef supplied by a German company, H. J. Schypke.”

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Beef-Tainted Horsemeat Scandal Spreads in Europe

February 17, 2013

“The scandal emerged in mid-January, when Irish food inspectors announced they had found traces of horsemeat in some frozen beefburgers stocked by UK supermarkets.”

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Tornado Strikes Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Damaging Hundreds of Homes

February 11, 2013

“Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured.”

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24.9 Inches of Snow in Boston, Massachusetts; 38 Inches in Milford, Connecticut; 31.9 Inches in Portland, Maine

February 9, 2013

“Bradley Airport near Hartford, Conn., got 22 inches, for the No. 2 spot in the record books there. In New York, where Central Park recorded 11 inches, not even enough to make the Top 10 list, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city “dodged a bullet”.”

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Blizzard Cuts Power to 650,000 Homes and Businesses in the Northeast

February 9, 2013

“At least four deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the overnight snowstorm.”

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency During Blizzard

February 8, 2013

“The worst of the storm will hit overnight. New York City could see a foot of snow, and up to 2 feet in other parts of the state.”

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Declares State of Emergency, Restricts Travel During Blizzard

February 8, 2013

“There are some exceptions to the ban, including emergency workers, those who work in hospitals and media, and others required to be at their jobs.”

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