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

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

Vietnam races to prepare devastated central region as typhoon nears

HANOI Vietnam was rushing to ensure more than half a million people were out of harm's way on Tuesday, ahead of the arrival of a powerful typhoon set to dump more heavy rain on a central region devastated by weeks of intense weather.

Environment, 2:59am 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

Helicopters rescue 23 hikers in latest Colorado wildfire

DENVER Helicopters rescued 23 hikers and three dogs from San Juan National Forest in the latest in a series of wildfires burning across Colorado and the U.S. West, officials said on Tuesday.

Environment, Oct 20 2020

Philippines, Vietnam brace for tropical storm Saudel

HANOI/MANILA Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather rose to 105, with dozens still missing. | Video

Environment, Oct 20 2020