Natural Disasters

South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead


CHARLESTON, S.C. - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. | Video

Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. | Video

U.S., Environment, 04 Oct 2015

Typhoon Mujigae lashes southern China, at least four dead

SHANGHAI - A typhoon with winds up to 112 miles an hour lashed China's south coast on Sunday, killing at least four people and leaving a trail of destruction and flooding as authorities issued the highest "red alert" emergency response.

Environment, China, 04 Oct 2015

Hurricane Joaquin threatens Bermuda, U.S. hit by separate storms

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Powerful Hurricane Joaquin headed toward Bermuda on Saturday after hammering the Bahamas and leaving a cargo ship with 33 mostly American crew members missing in its wake. | Video

U.S., Environment 03 Oct 2015

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas, fate of cargo ship unknown

NASSAU - The fate of more than 30 crew aboard a cargo ship missing off the Bahamas in heavy seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin was unknown on Friday as the powerful storm battered the island chain for a second day. | Video

East Coast energy infrastructure braces for biggest post-Sandy test

NEW YORK - Energy companies along the U.S. East Coast are preparing for a big test of whether they learned lessons from Hurricane Sandy, which choked the region’s gasoline supply chain and forced consumers to ration supplies while the hobbled industry regained its footing.

U.S., Environment 02 Oct 2015

Wall Street says ready if Joaquin hits New York

NEW YORK - Wall Street has a new risk on its radar: Hurricane Joaquin.

Environment, U.S., 01 Oct 2015

As Joaquin looms, Eastern U.S. states get ready to batten down

NEW YORK - As Joaquin strengthened into a major Category 4 hurricane near the Bahamas on Thursday, states along the U.S. East Coast hustled to activate emergency plans developed after Superstorm Sandy slammed the region in 2012, aiming to blunt the storm's potential impact.

U.S., Environment 01 Oct 2015

Energy companies in New York prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

- U.S. energy companies prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the New York area Tuesday, as forecasts suggested the storm would head up the U.S. East Coast, following a course similar to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Environment, U.S., 01 Oct 2015

Hurricane Joaquin strengthens, threat to United States unclear

- Hurricane Joaquin strengthened in the Atlantic on Wednesday and is expected to become a major hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, although not all forecast models agreed on whether it would make landfall in the United States.

U.S., Environment 01 Oct 2015

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.