Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods

When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, left streets covered in thick layers of mud and even ripped apart tombs from an

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Suit targets California utilities over deadly mudslides

Officials say seven people remain hospitalized a week after they were injured in mudslides that devastated the coastal California town of Montecito, killing 20.

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Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway.

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Body found, increasing California mudslides death toll to 20

Recovery crews slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they've removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential di

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The Latest: Vigil planned for California mudslide victims

The Latest on deadly California mudslides (all times local): 9 a.m.

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Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides.


Global warming puts millions at risk from river floods, study shows

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.


Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in coming decades due to climate change.

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Hundreds search for victims of California mudslide

Hundreds of searchers are still hunting for survivors of the flash flooding and mudslides near Santa Barbara, California.

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Residents didn't heed voluntary evacuation before mudslide

Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn't heed a voluntary evacuation.

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Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 2 dead in Montecito, highways closed

At least two people were killed Tuesday after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud and debris streaming down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighborhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes.

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The Latest: California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides

The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 5:10 a.m.

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Evacuations ordered in California burn areas for possible flash floods, mudslides from storm

A storm expected to bring much-needed rain to California starting Monday could be a double-edged sword for residents living near hillsides made bare by the ferocious flames from the record-setting wildfires last month.

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