In 1857, the U.S. mail ship SS Central America left California for the East Coast. Aboard were 477 passengers, many of them newly rich from the California Gold Rush. They were returning home with their gold, over $2 million worth (hundreds of millions in today's money). Show More Summary
Heavy rain and wind lashed Vietnam's central coast Friday as Typhoon Doksuri made landfall, prompting mass evacuations as officials predicted it could be the most powerful storm in a decade. Trees were torn down and local authorities cut power in some areas to avoid accidents as residents who remained in their homes hunkered down. Show More Summary
US Coast Guard officials have warned several times that their units are unable to keep up with the flows of illegal narcotics coming to the US from South and Central America. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, the Coast Guard's deputy commandant...Show More Summary
A weakening but still potent Hurricane Irma lashed Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday with tree-bending winds, pounding rain and surging surf, leaving more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power statewide while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers in Miami. Forecasters warned...
FORT MYERS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lashed the Gulf Coast of Florida with the brunt of its fury on Sunday afternoon, knocking out electricity to 2.5 million homes and businesses statewide while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers in Miami.
As we noted on Friday, sea-level analytics firm Climate Central had created a simulation based on the National Hurricane Center’s Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment storm surge and wave modeling that illustrated the devastating flooding in Miami that could result from Hurricane Irma’s storm surge. Show More Summary
Irma began lashing Cuba’s north coast Friday with torrential rain and surging waves, while the island’s central provinces braced for the storm’s heaviest blow later this evening. The communist government has moved hundreds of thousands of people away from cities and towns along the coast, including some 10,000 tourists from hotels and beach resorts that […]
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman were great on “Big Little Lies,” but the show's star was the scenery of California’s Central Coast.
Tsunami warnings were issued for Mexico and several Central American nations after a massive earthquake off Mexico's southern coast just before midnight Thursday. The US Geological Survey says the 8.1-magnitude quake had an epicenter 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state, the AP reports. A tsunami warning...
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has occurred of the southern Mexican coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible within the next three hours on some coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador. The earthquake...
The specific geographic focus of Unsettled begins in Alaska and continues down the west coast of North America, through Central America, concluding in Colombia. The post Unsettled at the Nevada Museum of Art: Upending Notions of the West in Tumultuous Times appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Here’s my favorite heron who resides on the western coast of Central Florida. His name is Igor: He’s a smart bird; he can spot a fishing bucket half a mile away and hastens to that spot, hoping for a bait fish handout. I’m gonna run out soon and get some stuff to make noodle salad. […]
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Close to 100 prisoners escaped from prison in central Ivory Coast on Sunday in one of many security breaches in the West African economic powerhouse this year, state radio said.
The helicopter crashed while the crew was training about 20 miles off the southern coast of Yemen, according to Central Command.
Watch NASA's striking footage from outer space of the devastating Category 4 hurricane that consumed the central Texas coast on August 24. The post Hurricane Harvey captured from outer space appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The devastating Hurricane Harvey slammed the U.S Texas Gulf Coast last week, and its effects are still wreaking havoc in the area and on the people who live there. But you can help. This is Windows Central, and as a Windows blog, we focus on Microsoft, Windows, Xbox and other related subjects for obvious reasons. Show More Summary
A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Friday during a training mission and a search was under way for one U.S. service member, the U.S. military said. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that five otherShow More Summary
U.S. officials say a Black Hawk helicopter has crashed off the southern coast of Yemen while training its crew. In a statement issued by U.S. Central Command, officials say one … Click to Continue »
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and … Click to Continue »
The carnivorous sea snail was filmed sneaking up on its unsuspecting prey in the sand on the Pacific coast of Central America. The slow moving sea creatures scour the wet sand for food.