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Louisiana hunkers down as storm Zeta takes aim at state

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Louisiana prepared for the sixth lashing this year from a Gulf Coast system as Tropical Storm Zeta sped off the Yucatan Peninsula bringing high winds and rain to a region still reeling from a series of storms.

U.S. offshore energy producers brace for Hurricane Zeta impact

HOUSTON Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast prepared on Tuesday for another test as Hurricane Zeta, the 11th hurricane of the season, entered the Gulf of Mexico.

Southern California's latest wildfires rage with little progress reported

Firefighters in Southern California reported little headway on Tuesday against two explosive, wind-whipped wildfires that forced the evacuations of tens of thousands of residents and badly injured two crew members on the front lines. | Video

'No time to recover': Vietnam prepares devastated central region for typhoon

HANOI Authorities in Vietnam were scrambling on Tuesday to move more than half a million people out of harm's way ahead of a powerful typhoon set to dump more heavy rain on a central region devastated by weeks of intense weather.

Environment, 6:40am EDT

Vietnam ready to evacuate 1.3 million people as typhoon approaches

HANOI/MANILA Vietnam is preparing to evacuate nearly 1.3 million people as it braces for the impact of typhoon Molave, which lashed the Philippines overnight causing flooding, landslides and leaving at least a dozen fishermen missing on Monday.

Environment, Oct 26 2020

BP evacuating staff from offshore Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as Tropical Storm brews

HOUSTON BP on Sunday said it has begun to evacuate four offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms and secure facilities as Tropical Storm Zeta sprang up in the Caribbean Sea.

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon

MANILA Nearly 9,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Molave made landfall while traversing provinces on the southern part of the main Luzon island on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, officials said.

Environment, World, Oct 25 2020

Crews battling largest wildfires in Colorado history brace for high winds

DENVER Crews battling a string of wildfires in drought-stricken Colorado braced on Friday for the return of high winds that have stoked flames in what authorities have called an unprecedented outbreak of late-season wildfires.

United States, Environment, Oct 23 2020

U.S. nuclear plants in S. Carolina, Missouri face the highest quake risks: report

WASHINGTON The U.S. nuclear power reactors facing the highest risks of a meltdown from earthquakes are not in tremor-prone California, but states including South Carolina and Missouri, an analysis of government data published on Thursday said.

Tropical storm Saudel threatens Vietnam after soaking Philippines

HANOI/MANILA Vietnam scrambled to evacuate thousands of people from their homes as tropical storm Saudel approached on Wednesday, bringing more misery for a country that has endured weeks of heavy rains and floods that have killed over 100 people. | Video

Environment, Oct 21 2020