Russian president, Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in part of Siberia following a massive oil spill at a power plant last week. The slow response to the spill has created a serious environmental problem.
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With heavy rains and strong winds, Cyclone Amphan hit the coast of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon, tearing up homes and other buildings, after forcing millions to evacuate.
After days of heavy rains, high waters have caused two dams to collapse in central Michigan. The waters released by the dams have flooded Midland, and forced around 11,000 people to leave their homes.
The storm season in the West Pacific and Atlantic oceans has begun with two strong storms. Late last week, the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Vongfong. In the US, Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to hit North Carolina this morning.
Early Thursday morning, a deadly gas leak from a chemical factory in Visakhapatnam, India spread over a sleeping neighborhood, killing several and sending hundreds more to the hospital.
Cyclone Harold tore through the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu this week, causing massive destruction. The Category 5 cyclone - the strongest kind - also hit the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Tonga.
In today's news roundup, locusts continue to spread through East Africa, the world's richest man gives $10 billion to fight the climate crisis, and Ontario's new license plates are nearly impossible to read at night.
In today's news roundup, avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have killed dozens in Pakistan's Kashmir, thousands of Thais joined a protest run against the government, and US Customs and Border Protection wants help controlling vultures.
On Sunday, Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted violently. Over 82,000 people have been forced to leave the area around the volcano. Many are eager to return to care for their farms and the animals they depend on.
Cooler weather and rain are expected in Australia, where this year's bushfire season has brought damage like never before. The fires have been terrible for humans, and worse for animals.
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico began struggling to recover from a series of earthquakes that have hit the island recently. Governor Wanda Vázquez called a state of emergency on Tuesday after the island's strongest earthquake in over 100 years.