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July 1 - 9

Red Tide Slaughtering Florida Manatees
A record number of manatees have been killed in Florida waters this year following a bloom of harmful algae, known popularly as a 'red tide.' According to state wildlife officials, the bloom – in Gulf of Mexico waters off southwest Florida – has killed 174 manatees through Monday, surpassing the previous record of 151 manatee death-by-red-tide cases in a calendar year, in 1996.

Death toll climbs as swine-flu outbreak threatens Chilean festival
Fifteen casualties, fears of more than 300 infected with the A/H1N1 swine-flu virus and battle lines drawn as health authorities look to postpone religious festival.

Coronavirus: Third person dies in Britain from deadly Sars-like virus
There have been 41 deaths worldwide from the virus, which first emerged in the Middle East last year and is similar to those that cause Sars

Two more die in Saudi Arabia from MERS coronavirus
Two more people have died of the SARS-like coronavirus MERS, Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry said, bringing to 38 the number of deaths from the disease inside the country shortly before Islam's Ramadan fast when many pilgrims visit.

Swine flu contracted by 12 people at Grant, Hancock county fairs
Indiana health officials are encouraging fairgoers to be cautious this summer after 12 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with swine flu.

More cases of swine flu confirmed
Twelve cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v), also known as swine influenza, have been identified, and at least 10 individuals had exposure to swine at the Grant and Hancock county fairs, according to the State Department of Health.

Bird flu claims 11
At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, authorities said Thursday.

Dengue outbreak strikes 1,800 in Philippine province
Dengue fever has surged in the central Philippines, infecting more than 1,800 people and killing at least ten, a provincial official said Saturday.

Singapore dengue outbreak tops 12,000 cases
With the number of dengue fever cases at 12,308, as of July 7, Singapore is experiencing its largest epidemic of the mosquito borne viral disease in eight years.

Landslides and floods in Nepal kill 50
Landslides and floods triggered by several weeks of monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people in mainly remote parts of Nepal, a government official said Thursday.

Floods Wash Out Amtrak Tracks In Vermont
Railroad crews are working to repair damage to the New England Central Railroad line in the Roxbury area after flash floods washed out portions of the rail bed.

Flash floods close roads in Larimer County
Parts of Rist Canyon Road west of Fort Collins were closed because of flash flooding due to thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

As rainwater begins to recede, a look at Alabama's deadliest, costliest floods
After several consecutive days of rain and recent record rainfall in northern Alabama caused extensive flooding, residents are filling Facebook and Twitter posts with wishes of "Rain, rain, go away."

Washington state mulls using drones to combat wildfires
As the dry weather sets in and the wildfire season beckosns, Washington state won't have an aerial drone to help combat the expected blazes.

Low oxygen levels, 'red tide' contribute to massive fish kill in Mississippi Sound
A lack of oxygen in the water and algae blooms are the main causes of a fish kill along the Coast , according to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

July 10 - 16

Residents of Sugar Lake in NW Mo. report fish kill
There's a pungent fish smell at Sugar Lake in northwest Missouri.

Fish kill observed in Neuse River
A fish kill along the south shore of the Neuse River on Wednesday is one of those good news-bad news situations, according to Rick Dove

Philippines: Shellfish Farmers Affected by Red Tide Urged to Shift to Agriculture
Shellfish farmers affected by the red tide toxins plaguing Samar seawaters in Calbayog City have been advised to plant agricultural products as an alternative source of income.

Cambodia bird flu outbreak continues with 14th case
Cambodia's outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza continues apace as the summer wears on, with a three-year-old boy marking the 14th victim since the year began, and the 35th case confirmed in the Southeast Asian nation since records began to be kept.

Move over swine flu, West Nile has arrived in Ocean County
The Ocean County Health Department has received a positive report for West Nile Virus (WNV) from a blue jay collected in Brick on August 3rd and tested on August 5th. “This is New Jersey’s first positive bird reported during the 2009 season,” said Leslie Terjesen, Ocean County Health Department Public Information Officer.

Swine flu scare as disease hits KZN
The Health Department has played down fears of a new outbreak of the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus – commonly known as swine flu – despite at leat 100 cases of it across KwaZulu-Natal.

Swine flu outbreak sickens hundreds in S.Africa
Hundreds of people have been sickened by the swine flu virus, prompting authorities to urge the public to get vaccinated, it was confirmed on Monday.

Namibia in Grips of Worst Drought In Decades
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for more than one-and-one-quarter-million dollars to provide emergency assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by the worst drought to hit Namibia in decades.

US drought grows for fourth week
US drought conditions expanded for the fourth week in a row as dryness persisted in the western half of the country, including key crop states of Kansas and Nebraska, while conditions in the South reached their driest in two months, according to a weekly drought report.

E. coli found in Ware water test
Testing found a single count of E. coli bacteria at a well in Ware this week, but subsequent tests found no other readings of the potentially harmful microbe.

Salmonella Sickens Funeral Attendees from Nine States
At least 36 people who attended a funeral in western Alabama on July 6 have fallen ill with Salmonella infections, reported the Alabama Department of Public Health Wednesday.

Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken is over
According to the final update, a total of 134 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 13 states.

Wednesday tornado in Mineral City confirmed
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed that a tornado hit Mineral City Wednesday.

Tornado and other disasters cost Missouri far less than expected
Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding.

Thousands remain without power after storms roll through
It will be Friday morning before electric service is restored for all of the Dayton Power & Light customers affected by Wednesday afternoon’s rowdy storms that raked much of southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley.

Flooding Downpours Soak DC Area, Carolinas
A portion of the I-95 corridor will continue to receive drenching downpours, thunderstorms and the potential for flash flooding into early Friday morning.

Floods Costing $27 Billion in June Top Six-Month Average
Storms in Central Europe, Canada and India fueled about $27 billion in flooding-related economic losses in June, as the damage in one month exceeded the 10-year average for the first half of a year.

Floods killed 4,200, not 11,000, Uttarakhand likely to announce today
After painstakingly gathering details of missing people in the flood-ravaged Char Dham region, the Uttarakhand government is expected to put the death toll at about 4000 to 4200. The list includes about 500-odd local people and the toll is lower than 11,000 as estimated by a UN agency.

At least 31 people dead in western China flooding
Floodwaters surging through Himalayan foothills in western China have swept bridges, houses and hillsides into roiling brown torrents, leaving at least 31 people dead and 166 missing Thursday, as heavy rains buffeted many parts of the country.

July 17 - 23

Storm rips through Las Vegas, causing floods, power outages
A powerful thunderstorm blasted through Las Vegas and nearby communities Friday evening, flooding streets, toppling trees and trapping tourists inside casinos.

Flash floods hit Gorontalo
More than 8,000 people and tens of hectares of farms were affected when flash floods hit Gorontalo and Pohuwato regencies in Gorontalo province on Thursday.

Philippines: Heavy rains trigger floods in Metro Cebu
Though the downpour was expected, Metro Cebu was still caught off-guard by the short rain-shower that caused massive flooding in some areas of the city.

Floods affect 400,000 people in Uttar Pradesh
The state experienced widespread rains in many places in the past 24 hours including Mathura, Bijnor, Kanpur, Raebareli, Barabanki, Lakhimpur Kheri and Gorakhpur.

Storm causes chaos, floods Niagara Falls' homes
Mile Juras was wearing rubber boots and standing in the middle of Valley Way Friday night at 11 p.m.

40 families in Cotabato evacuated due to floods
Forty families in Park Riverside, Barangay Silway 8 in Polomok, South Cotabato were evacuated due to floods.

Heavy rain floods cities, villages in Punjab
A spell of torrential rain began in the upper parts of the country and northeast Punjab on Saturday, causing urban flooding, inundating villages and swelling major rivers and nullahs in the Sialkot region.

Thousands displaced, marooned in AP floods
The flood situation in Andhra Pradesh was grim Saturday with the Godavari river flowing above the danger mark and over 200 villages remaining marooned in six districts.

More evacuations in S. Calif. wildfire
Residents of another 700 homes were advised to retreat to safety on Friday as crews fighting a wildfire in the mountains above Palm Springs grew increasingly concerned about the possibility of unstable weather and erratic winds.

Suspected tornado levels homes in Sioux Valley
A severe storm that swept through the Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation Thursday night leveled homes and sent people running for their lives. Environment Canada meteorologists are investigating whether the storm produced a tornado.

Tornado rips through Ursuline College, destroying gym and doing wide damage
The National Weather Service confirmed it was a tornado that tore through the Ursuline College campus early Saturday, demolishing the gymnasium, damaging at least three other buildings, uprooting and snapping trees and strewing debris over a wide area.

Tornado hits land, injures 3
A tornado that came ashore Friday near the Pompano Beach fishing pier sent tents flying and injured three people, sending one person to the hospital.

Jersey business shuts after salmonella bug
The business believed to be responsible for an outbreak of salmonella in Jersey has voluntarily closed down, according to the Health Department.

Four salmonella cases confirmed in Cerro Gordo County
The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has recently confirmed several cases of salmonella poisoning.

Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Hits 125
At least 125 people in 26 states have fallen ill with four different strains of Salmonella linked to live poultry from Mt. Healthy Hatchery in Ohio, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Heat and rain elevating E. coli level in Isabella County's Chippewa River
High temperatures and rain are contributing to a rise in E. coli in the Chippewa River, officials say, though people are ignoring posted signs in order to keep cool in the waterway.

Deadly landslide follows China rainstorms
A landslide has killed five people in China's Guizhou province, according to state media.

Four killed, 12 missing in Colombia landslide
At least four people died while 12 went missing after a landslide on a highway in southwest Colombia on Thursday left several vehicles buried under mounds of dirt, officials said.

Family loses everything as massive Avery Co. landslide continues to grow
A massive landslide in the North Carolina mountains continues to grow in size.

Landslide hits Sarangani town
Landslides brought by heavy rains hit a remote farming village in Malapatan, Sarangani Friday, an official said on Saturday.

5 killed in landslide in Turkey
An official says a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed at least five people near Turkey's border with Syria.

Peru Reports Eight Deaths from AH1N1 Flu Virus
Eight people have died in recent weeks in Peru from the A subtype of the H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu, according to the Ministry of Health.

Flu hits SC hardest
South Canterbury had the highest incidence of flu in June, six times the New Zealand average.

Philippines: Dengue surge hits uplands, wreaks havoc in Kidapawan
Health officials have recorded an increase in dengue cases in Kalinga, as the province confronts cases of chikungunya, a Department of Health (DOH) official in the Cordillera said on Tuesday.

india: 6 new dengue cases reported
Six new cases of dengue were reported in SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 51 since January.

Malaria, dengue cases on the rise
With monsoon which offers breeding grounds for mosquitoes-already here, the health department has warned of a rise in malaria and dengue cases. The department has already reported 50 malaria and five dengue case in the city.

Dengue fever sickens 37 in south China city
Chinese officials said Saturday they had confirmed 37 cases of dengue fever in Zhongshan City and expected the number to increase.

Hailstorm hits Avon area homes, hay crops
Devastation occurred in minutes north of Avon Tuesday afternoon as marble-sized hail blown by gale-force winds wreaked havoc on homes and hay crops....

Hailstorm damage reaches 33 million francs
Damage to crops and vineyards from last month’s hail storms is set to cost twice as much as was initially thought.

Fierce thunderstorm downs trees, knocks out power in Toronto
An intense thunderstorm swept through Toronto and most of the GTA Friday, toppling trees and leaving many residents without power.

Three small fires caused by recent thunderstorm lightning
While Sunday's Grove Apartment complex fire remains under investigation, lightning sparked a few small fires on the Palouse Tuesday night.

Flash flooding, mudslides in Colorado storm
Heavy rain in areas burned by wildfires in northern Colorado has led to flash flooding, and a mudslide has closed both directions of Interstate 70 at Palisade in western Colorado.

Thunderstorm leaves thousands without power in Montreal
A severe thunderstorm in Montreal left more than 9,000 households and businesses without power at its peak.

Ammonia responsible for fish kill
The investigation is ongoing in the fish kill which was reported to Ohio DNR on Sunday. Leighland Arehart, ODNR spokesman, said more than 3,000 fish have been killed by a pollutant, identified at this time as ammonia.

Trinidad: Massive ‘fish kill’ could be natural occurrence
The massive fish kill could have been the result of a natural occurrence and not necessarily negligence on the part of fishermen, Environmental Management Authority (EMA) chief executive Dr Joth Singh said yesterday.

Power outage at private pumping station leads to fish kill in Atlanta creek
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper officials say a raw sewage spill caused by a power outage has led to a fish kill in an Atlanta creek.

Heat, low water levels blamed in fish kill in Utah
A Utah state biologist says heat and low water levels are to blame for a fish kill at Strawberry Reservoir.

Parts of Inner Harbor turn milky greenish color
A murky color filled a portion of Baltimore's Inner Harbor Thursday afternoon.

Philippines: Red tide alert still in effect in Eastern Visayas
Four bodies of water in Eastern Visayas remain positive of red tide toxin.

Eastern Canada swelters as heat wave raises health concerns
Quebec health officials are investigating two deaths they say may be connected to the searing heat that has blanketed both Ontario and Quebec.

July 24 - 31