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Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after ravaging the U.S. island territory. Reuters: Environment

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Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico, where it had already destroyed homes and knocked out power during its rampage through the Caribbean. Reuters: Environment

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Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Reuters: Environment

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Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers toiled to wrest a young girl from the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope more than a day after a devastating earthquake killed at least 224 people. Reuters: Environment

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Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Reuters: Environment

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Hurricane Maria pummels small Caribbean island of Dominica as Category 5 storm

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Reuters: Environment

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Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday

(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Maria was expected to reach hurricane status later on Sunday, and hurricane watches were in effect for several Caribbean islands, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Reuters: Environment

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Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the …

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Brazilians toil for gold in illegal Amazon mines

CREPURIZAO, Brazil (Reuters) – Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth. Reuters: Environment

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U.S. flood insurance program sees $11 billion payments for Texas flooding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. federal flood insurance program estimates it will make $ 11 billion in payments through the government-run program for flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the program’s administrator Roy Wright said on Wednesday. Reuters: Environment