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Monday 04 July 2011
An oil pipeline running under the Yellowstone River has ruptured and leaked hundreds of barrels of oil into the waterway and caused a 25-mile plume, fouling the riverbank.
Friday 03 June 2011
Residents were left stunned at the force of nature yesterday after tornadoes roared through the US state of Massachusetts, packing violent winds that ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and left four people dead across the state.
Thursday 02 June 2011
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and authorised 1,000 National Guard troops to be called up to provide support after at least two tornadoes touched down.
Monday 30 May 2011
His feet barely back on American soil after his 6-day tour of Britain and other European nations, President Barack Obama visited Joplin, Missouri, yesterday to take on the role of consoler-in-chief one week after the town was ravaged by a single monster tornado that killed at least 142 people.
Thursday 26 May 2011
The family of missing teenager Will Norton are appealing for help after he disappeared during a tornado in Joplin, Missouri.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
A line of violent thunderstorms roared across middle America, killing six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Doctors and nurses at the main hospital in the US town of Joplin, Missouri, had just minutes to rush patients away from windows and outside walls before it was ravaged by a massive tornado that ripped a wide path through, leaving at least 116 people dead and countless more injured. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Monday 23 May 2011
Search teams bathed in the harsh glow of floodlights early today picked through rubble of neighborhoods and commercial districts demolished by a tornado that killed at least 30 people in the southwestern Missouri town of Joplin.
Friday 20 May 2011
On 20 May 1927, Captain Charles Linbergh became the first man to fly across the Atlantic ocean.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Over the next few days, water spewing through a Mississippi River floodgate will crawl through the swamps of Louisiana's Cajun country, chasing people and animals to higher ground while leaving much of the land under 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) of brown muck.
Friday 06 May 2011
Engineers have blown up a Mississippi River levee in Missouri as rising waters continue to threaten towns in several US states.
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