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Natural Disasters, June 27

1957 Hurricane Audrey made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

I wonder how many people remember Hurricane Audrey, I was a young child, but I remember the name of this one well, probably because it is one of the deadliest hurricanes on record, ever to hit the United States.

Roundtable on Campbell's Climate, Disease, and Society in the Late Medieval World

by Michelle Ziegler

Bruce Campbell. The Great Transition: Climate, Disease, and Society in the Late Medieval World. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

When I first learned that Bruce Campbell was working on this book, I wondered if it would be the first grand synthesis of the new paradigm. 1,465 more words


Natural Disasters, June 26

2012    Waldo Canyon Fire, fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.

Ten bodies found, 93 still missing after China landslide buries village

MAO COUNTY, China — Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies and are still searching for 93 other people, a day after an enormous landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China. 103 more words


Another Tragic Landslide

It is a tragically familiar story. Heavy rains trigger a landslide in mountainous terrain leaving scores dead or missing presumed dead.

Its latest iteration is in Maoxian county in Sichuan, a three hours drive north of Chengdu. 182 more words

Politics & Society

China landslide: 15 dead, over 100 missing in Sichuan

The bodies of 15 people have been found after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China left more than 120 people missing, state media say. 190 more words