VOA News: Disasters and Accidents Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:58:15 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Hurricane Jimena Weakens Off Baja California Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:58:15 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:58:15 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:58:15 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa24.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Jimena's winds had dropped to 205 kilometers per hour "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa24.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Fires Scorch California, Largest in LA Burns More than 49,000 Hectares Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:56:00 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:56:00 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:56:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa33.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents More than 12,000 homes are threatened, along with important communication sites and a historic astronomical observatory "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa33.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" 'Hunger Season' Looms for Rural Zimbabweans in October - Food Monitoring Unit Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:54:14 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:54:14 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:54:14 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-09-01-voa42.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents FEWSNET blamed the impending food shortages on poor harvests and limited access to hard currency among rural dwellers to buy maize meal and other Zimbabwean staple foods "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-09-01-voa42.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Death Toll Continues to Mount in Gulf of Aden Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:17:06 +0200 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:17:06 -0400 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:17:06 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa43.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents UNHCR reports 16 people drowned over weekend in incidents involving smuggling boats sailing from Somalia "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-01-voa43.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Earthquake Shakes Indonesia's Java Island Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:05:41 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:05:41 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:05:41 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa9.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents At least 33 dead; 7.0 magnitude quake struck in waters off main island of Java "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa9.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Hurricane Jimena Weakens Over Baja California Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:48:56 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:48:56 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:48:56 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa27.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents Storm is now at Category One on five-level scale that measures  hurricane's intensity "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa27.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Global Warming Adding Fuel to Wildfires Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:52:36 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:52:36 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:52:36 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa42.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents Scientists say as the earth continues to heat up, more wildfires break out. "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa42.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Firefighters Report Progress on Massive LA Fire, Human Cause Suspected Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:12:00 +0200 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:12:00 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 13:12:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa45.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents Officials say cooperative weather has kept the fire from spreading faster "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-02-voa45.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises, Scores Still Missing Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:23:17 +0200 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:23:17 -0400 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 06:23:17 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa5.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents Officials say 7.0-magnitude earthquake, which struck Wednesday off Java island's coast, has killed at least 57 people "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa5.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents" California Firefighters Save Observatory as Wildfire Continues to Burn Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:18:32 +0200 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:18:32 -0400 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:18:32 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa25.cfm?rss=disasters and accidents Officials say firefighting force atop Mount Wilson managed to keep flames from reaching observatory and critical communication towers "www.voanews.com/english/2009-09-03-voa25.cfm?RSS=Disasters and Accidents"