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Tornadoes and wildfires. Droughts and hurricanes. The United States saw almost every sort of calamity this year as 11 billion-dollar natural disasters struck the country. Superstorm Sandy hit New York, ruined parts of the New Jersey coast and closed the...
Days of efforts trying to guide a mobile offshore drilling rig through stormy Alaska seas hit a crisis Monday night when crew members were forced to disconnect the rig from its last remaining tow line and the vessel went aground on a small island south of...
GreenspaceSenator Barbara Boxer stepped up today to deliver an appeal for action at the mostly lackluster UN Climate Change Conference, which wraps up this week in Durban, South Africa. Her speech was delivered to an almost-empty Senate TV/Radio gallery, which is...
GreenspaceA long-standing brown cloud of pollution over the Indian Ocean is causing tropical cyclones to intensify in that region, according to a new study published this month in the journal Nature and involving researchers from multiple institutions including the...
World NowItalian cruise ship wreck yields sixth victim. Witness accounts allege human error caused disaster....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
World NowWrecked Italian ship moves halting salvage work; Prosecutors investigate recordings and witnesses...
Nation NowThe last FEMA trailer has left New Orleans, closing a brutal chapter in the city’s history more than six years after Hurricane Katrina stormed through the region and the levee system failed....
Jacket CopyAn extended interview with Jesmyn Ward, whose novel "Salvage the Bones" won the 2011 National Book Award....
Think of what follows as a travel tapas buffet — tidbits that just might whet your appetite for more. Here are a dozen pieces of information for the 2012 traveler. 1. You will know how much you'll pay to check your bags when you're flying. The...
L.A. Times Tech BlogSelina Hodge is hoping that Craigslist can help her find a new kidney....
Opinion L.A.Republican presidential candidate and current Texas Gov. Rick Perry was not shy about his views on climate change during Wednesday night’s debate. (Nor was he when he thought to "pray for rain.") As far as he’s concerned, the jury’s...
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