Osama bin Laden surfaces with humanitarian appeal for Pakistani floods in 2nd tape in 24-hours

Osama bin Laden softens tone, but to what end?

Natural gas prices rise as traders watch for storm threat to Gulf of Mexico production

Natural gas up on storm threat to production

Former President Clinton opens annual conference, warns of natural disasters and poor economy

Bill Clinton: Economy, disasters imperil millions

Tropical storm threat enhanced by strengthening of La Nina climate phenomenon

Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

Old Farmer’s Almanac: Expect colder winter in the East; South to see wet summer

Old Farmer’s Almanac: Global cooling to continue

Because of trough, Earl is going where few hurricanes have gone before; but more may follow

Earl’s path along northeast is not well-worn

Summer of 2010 set to go down in record books as the hottest ever across the Northeast

Numbers confirm it: Summer was a scorcher

ALBANY, N.Y. — New numbers confirm what the sweaty brows of Northeasterners have been saying for months: The summer of 2010 was a record-breaking scorcher.

Health Ministry: Cholera epidemic in Nigeria, which has killed 352, threatens entire country

Nigeria: Cholera epidemic death toll rises to 352

Oil rises above $74 in Asia amid risks to Gulf of Mexico production in the hurricane season

Oil rises above $74 in Asia amid hurricane risks

Official says Russia’s heat wave, drought and fires are another indication of global warming

Official: Russian disaster sign of global warming

World experiences second hottest July on record, hottest first 7 months of year

Trend continues with second hottest July on record

Scientists’ long-range forecast: Much more of the same: A century of heat, fires, floods

Long, hot summer of fire, floods fits predictions

Scientists’ long-range forecast: More, much more of the same; a century of heat, fires, floods

Long hot summer of fire and floods fit predictions

Wildfires smoke in Moscow increases, forces residents to don masks

Fires lay ghostly shroud of smoke on Moscow

Natural gas prices fall as government downgrades expectations for hurricane season

Natural gas drops on revised hurricane outlook

US government expect above-normal activity heading into peak of Atlantic hurricane season

Forecasters say peak of storm season will be busy

US government set to update its storm forecast for the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season

Forecasters to update Atlantic hurricane outlook

Tropical Storm Colin degenerates into low in the Atlantic, could reform in the next few days

Tropical Storm Colin now a low in the Atlantic

Crews prepare for ‘beginning of the end’ to Gulf spill with well-plugging attempt

Gulf crews prepare to start plugging well for good

Russia mobilizes army to fight fires as it endures hottest summer on record; 25 reported dead

Olympic judo team
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Putin visits Russian village destroyed by forest fires, death toll from blazes up to 25

Olympic judo team

Some oil spill events from Sunday, July 25, 2010

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Ships getting back in place at oil well, ready to work again after Bonnie’s remnants breeze by

Work to plug leaky well back on track after storm

Crews hurrying to fix leaky well facing ‘cat-and-mouse’ with weather after Bonnie breezes by

Crews fixing well in ‘cat-and-mouse’ with weather

Crews hurry to plug well after Bonnie breezes by, hope for clear weather to finish final fix

Crews hurry to plug well after Bonnie breezes by

Evacuation called off, ships return to leaky oil well as tropical rainstorm weakens over Gulf

Ships head back to oil spill as storm breezes by

Senate Democrats focus on Gulf oil spill response after giving up on comprehensive energy bill

Senate Democrats turn focus to Gulf spill response

Senate Democrats give up on comprehensive energy bill, focus on Gulf oil spill response

States Senator John Kerry
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Dengue epidemic threatens Caribbean as number of infections and deaths increase

Dengue epidemic threatens Caribbean, kills dozens

June brought Americans sweltering heat, record rains and tons of tornadoes, agency reports

If it’s June it must be warm, wet and windy

Climate forecasters say La Nina conditions are developing, could mean more hurricanes

La Nina developing, could mean more hurricanes

Scientist studying Indonesia’s last glacier says it will disappear in years, not decades

Indonesia’s last glacier will melt within years

Obama pushes senators to find common ground to pass energy legislation

President Barack Obama
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‘A slow-moving hurricane’ _ relentless oil spill’s mental toll weighs on Katrina-weary coast

Oil spill’s psychological toll quietly mounts

Tropical Depression Alex not aiming at Gulf spill area for now, but change could come rapidly

Alex not aiming at Gulf oil spill area _ for now

Tropical storm Alex not aiming at Gulf spill area for now, but change could come rapidly

Alex not aiming at Gulf oil spill area _ for now

Tropical weather could put BP’s oil containment system out of commission for a week or more

Tropical weather is new reason to worry in Gulf

Forecasters: Tropical storm forms Alex in Caribbean; not on track for oiled Gulf

Tropical storm Alex not on track for Gulf

MIAMI — The first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2010 hurricane season has formed in the Western Caribbean, but it’s not on track to pass over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Darby still Category 3 storm in the Pacific; Celia continues to weaken

Hurricane Darby still major storm; Celia weaker

China says death toll in southern flooding rises to 132 amid continuous heavy rain

Flooding deaths rise to 132 in southern China

Uphill push for climate bill in Senate, despite Obama call for ‘clean energy’