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The Monterey County Herald
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Climate change and the 1,000-year flood in Baton Rouge: When will we learn?stranded residents. While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attr
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Climate change and the 1,000-year flood in Baton Rouge: When will we learn?
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 3 hours ago
stranded residents. While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and severe as the planet warms. Those... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government to talk to all stakeholders for GM seed policy: Agriculture Ministryinterface with farmers and to stay very current with needs of farmers, especial
Government to talk to all stakeholders for GM seed policy: Agriculture Ministry
The Economic Times / Posted 5 hours ago
interface with farmers and to stay very current with needs of farmers, especially as we face climate changes, successive droughts, where solutions need to be evolved faster". She denied comment when ET asked if Monsanto will re-submit its... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Climate change and the 1,000-year flood in Baton Rouge: When will we learn?stranded residents. While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attr
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Climate change and the 1,000-year flood in Baton Rouge: When will we learn?
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
stranded residents. While any one extreme weather event can’t be directly attributed to climate change, storms, droughts, wildfires, floods and hurricanes all are expected to become more frequent and severe as the planet warms. Those... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Planning for the inevitableshift to the winter and spring, leaving us with a drier summer and fall. That m
Planning for the inevitable
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 10 hours ago
shift to the winter and spring, leaving us with a drier summer and fall. That means we have to be prepared for more summer droughts, more winter snow, rain, and ice storms and more spring floods. Their proposal? Build our homes and infrastructure... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Nation Runs Out of Water As Boreholes, Wells and Rivers Dry upthe El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in A
The Nation Runs Out of Water As Boreholes, Wells and Rivers Dry up
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
the El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in April, but has left behind serious droughts, scotching heat and water shortages in Zimbabwe since November last year. A 2016-2017 food security outlook,... Read more
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Aljazeera
Beans: A mighty tool in the fight for food security- were the nation's second biggest export crop. Since then, production has dec
Beans: A mighty tool in the fight for food security
Aljazeera / Posted 15 hours ago
- were the nation's second biggest export crop. Since then, production has decreased dramatically, partly due to recurrent droughts, prevailing diseases and a lack of investment in research to address these production constraints. Global fight for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SADC to Join the Great Green Wallloss in Africa's arid areas was improving living conditions of populations. "La
SADC to Join the Great Green Wall
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
loss in Africa's arid areas was improving living conditions of populations. "Land degradation, desertification, droughts and climate change know no boundaries and impacts are increasing fast," he said. Namibia's Environment and Tourism... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Zoos, other officials work to keep Hellbender salamander happy and healthy in Ohioworsens. At one time, they were found in all of the Ohio River's major drainage
Zoos, other officials work to keep Hellbender salamander happy and healthy in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 19 hours ago
worsens. At one time, they were found in all of the Ohio River's major drainages, surviving seasonal flooding, summertime droughts, brutal ice and fluctuating water temperatures. But due to loss of habitat, silt runoff from farms and other... Read more
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iol.co.za
Too soon to call rate hike cycle over - SARBof domestic and external factors have been responsible, including electricity s
Too soon to call rate hike cycle over - SARB
iol.co.za / Posted 19 hours ago
of domestic and external factors have been responsible, including electricity supply constraints and one of the most severe droughts to affect the agricultural sector, the slowdown in China and lower commodity prices (adversely affecting mining and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Australia to churn out record pulse harvest; fill Indian platesexecutive of industry body Pulse Australia. The rise, largely driven by produc
Australia to churn out record pulse harvest; fill Indian plates
Business Standard India / Posted 20 hours ago
executive of industry body Pulse Australia. The rise, largely driven by production shortfalls in India due to back-to-back droughts and irrigation problems, prompted Australian farmers to plant more pulse crops, with a total harvest of around 4... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zimbabwe's Rock and Hard PlaceNo escape from the country's hardships Hunger in Zimbabwe is seen overwhelming
Zimbabwe's Rock and Hard Place
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
No escape from the country's hardships Hunger in Zimbabwe is seen overwhelmingly as a rural problem. Consecutive droughts have scorched harvests, and as a result 4.1 million people - half the rural population - are expected to be in need of food aid... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
475,000 Children At Risk in Lake Chad Area38 cases of child suicide bombings so far this year, against 44 in the whole of
475,000 Children At Risk in Lake Chad Area
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
38 cases of child suicide bombings so far this year, against 44 in the whole of 2015 and only four the year before that. Droughts and floods have also played a significant role in food insecurity in the region, creating a multi-layered crisis... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Manicaland Gears for Command Agriccurrently facing serious challenges of productivity. In recent years, producti
Manicaland Gears for Command Agric
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
currently facing serious challenges of productivity. In recent years, productivity declined drastically due to successive droughts which resulted in the country failing to feed itself. The current mentality of farmers is self-enrichment instead... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Touring the H.S. boys soccer camps: Pascack Valleycounty title since 1993 and has never won a state sectional tournament, Nygren
Touring the H.S. boys soccer camps: Pascack Valley
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
county title since 1993 and has never won a state sectional tournament, Nygren said. He has a viable chance to end those droughts this fall with eight returning starters from a group that reached the county semifinals. The Indians’ lineup has... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Zim runs out of water as wells dry upthe El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in A
Zim runs out of water as wells dry up
New Zimbabwe / Posted yesterday
the El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in April, but has left behind serious droughts, scotching heat and water shortages in Zimbabwe since November last year. A 2016-2017 food security outlook,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Faced with a drought, why not charge more for water?yellowed by drought, and it’s all our fault. OK, that’s probably too strong, g
Faced with a drought, why not charge more for water?
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
yellowed by drought, and it’s all our fault. OK, that’s probably too strong, given that we don’t control the weather. But droughts aren’t just about rain, they’re also about water use. And if our liquid resources are running short, that’s not just... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Tribute: The Man Who Killed Smallpoxefforts to eradicate yellow fever, yaws and malaria. At points along the way, H
Tribute: The Man Who Killed Smallpox
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
efforts to eradicate yellow fever, yaws and malaria. At points along the way, Henderson himself had his doubts. Civil wars, droughts and famines and the mass movement of refugees — these and more threatened time and again to derail the program. But... Read more
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EuroNews
Lake Chad Basin: thousands of children 'in danger of severe acute malnutrition'rebel groups such as Boko Haram is said to have inflamed the situation in a reg
Lake Chad Basin: thousands of children 'in danger of severe acute malnutrition'
EuroNews / Posted yesterday
rebel groups such as Boko Haram is said to have inflamed the situation in a region already regularly struck by epidemics, droughts and floods. UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards described the situation. “We have seen adults so exhausted that they... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Bark Beetles: How Tiny Tree Killers Have Worsened California’s Wildfiressaid Michelle, a resident of the area for nearly 40 years, “even if there’s sti
Bark Beetles: How Tiny Tree Killers Have Worsened California’s Wildfires
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted yesterday
said Michelle, a resident of the area for nearly 40 years, “even if there’s still some green left.” In that regard, droughts can be a death knell for trees, evident in the fact bark beetles have killed more trees than wildfires in some... Read more
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DW
'Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability' says UN climate expert |as examples? Mainly Western Africa - countries like Togo, Benin and Nigeria -
'Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability' says UN climate expert |
DW / Posted yesterday
as examples? Mainly Western Africa - countries like Togo, Benin and Nigeria - countries with a high exposure to floods and droughts and, to a certain level, sea-level rise. They are also facing high vulnerability. They have many development... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Better forecasting could save liveswith weather forecasts to predict when floods will occur. “With a changing cli
Better forecasting could save lives
The Houma Courier / Posted yesterday
with weather forecasts to predict when floods will occur. “With a changing climate, we’re experiencing more prolonged droughts and a greater frequency of record-breaking floods across the country, underscoring the nation’s need for expanded... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Better forecasting could save liveswith weather forecasts to predict when floods will occur. “With a changing cli
Better forecasting could save lives
The Daily Comet / Posted yesterday
with weather forecasts to predict when floods will occur. “With a changing climate, we’re experiencing more prolonged droughts and a greater frequency of record-breaking floods across the country, underscoring the nation’s need for expanded... Read more
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Aljazeera
UN: 475,000 children at risk in Lake Chad area38 cases of child suicide bombings so far this year, against 44 in the whole of
UN: 475,000 children at risk in Lake Chad area
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
38 cases of child suicide bombings so far this year, against 44 in the whole of 2015 and just four the year before that. Droughts and floods have also played a significant role in food insecurity in the region, creating a multi-layered crisis... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parched Zimbabwe Faces Dire Water Shortages As New Dry Season Nearsthe El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in A
Parched Zimbabwe Faces Dire Water Shortages As New Dry Season Nears
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the El Niño weather phenomenon, which was the strongest in 35 years, ended in April, but has left behind serious droughts, scorching heat and water shortages in Zimbabwe since November last year. A 2016-2017 food security outlook,... Read more
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Missoula Independent
Birthday bashedand "act immediately, boldly and decisively" to prepare for volatile conditions
Birthday bashed
Missoula Independent / Posted yesterday
and "act immediately, boldly and decisively" to prepare for volatile conditions, including severe wet seasons and deep droughts. That is forward thinking all land agencies need to embrace. And the Park Service has expanded its vision beyond... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Heatwaves could last up to 60 days in north Australia, institute warnsConnor said. "This research makes it abundantly clear even warming of 1.5 degr
Heatwaves could last up to 60 days in north Australia, institute warns
The Daily Mercury / Posted yesterday
Connor said. "This research makes it abundantly clear even warming of 1.5 degrees would see current extreme heat waves, droughts and mass coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef becoming the new normal.” With the government promising... Read more
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Daily Record
There’s been rain ... but not enough to end droughtbrought regular thunderstorms. With all that rain coming down, can there still
There’s been rain ... but not enough to end drought
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
brought regular thunderstorms. With all that rain coming down, can there still be a drought? The simple answer is that droughts don’t happen overnight, and they don’t end overnight. According to the National Weather Service, most of northern... Read more
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dna
Let the rivers flowIt should have become commonplace now that what are described as natural calami
Let the rivers flow
dna / Posted 2 days ago
It should have become commonplace now that what are described as natural calamities — floods, droughts, cyclones and quakes — are really part of a natural cycle, and that human beings have to learn to deal with the way bamboo trees respond to winds:... Read more
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Queensland Times
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
Queensland Times / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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News Mail
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
News Mail / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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Daily Examiner
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Daywe always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Day
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 2 days ago
we always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is the hardest working man I know! Through droughts and floods he is the eternal optimist. Tough, reliable and safe just like the Landboss. - Courtney Lloyd,... Read more
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Northern Star
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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The North West Star
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Daywe always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Day
The North West Star / Posted 2 days ago
we always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is the hardest working man I know! Through droughts and floods he is the eternal optimist. Tough, reliable and safe just like the Landboss. - Courtney Lloyd,... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbullwhere billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased varia
"There is no Planet B": 154 scientists write to Turnbull
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
where billions of people live - a problem that is compounded by increased variability of river flows in terms of floods and droughts. We are concerned that global warming, amplified by feedbacks from polar ice melt, methane release from permafrost,... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Daywe always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Day
Daily Liberal / Posted 2 days ago
we always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is the hardest working man I know! Through droughts and floods he is the eternal optimist. Tough, reliable and safe just like the Landboss. - Courtney Lloyd,... Read more
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The Border Mail
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Daywe always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is
Win dad a Landboss for Father’s Day
The Border Mail / Posted 2 days ago
we always knew he was busy helping others. - Maddy Pettersen, Victoria. Dad is the hardest working man I know! Through droughts and floods he is the eternal optimist. Tough, reliable and safe just like the Landboss. - Courtney Lloyd,... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Bark Beetles: How Tiny Tree Killers Have Worsened California’s Wildfiressaid Michelle, a resident of the area for nearly 40 years, “even if there’s sti
Bark Beetles: How Tiny Tree Killers Have Worsened California’s Wildfires
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 2 days ago
said Michelle, a resident of the area for nearly 40 years, “even if there’s still some green left.” In that regard, droughts can be a death knell for trees, evident in the fact bark beetles have killed more trees than wildfires in some... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Building trade group sues Ventura over new water feebuffer "to ensure that water demands could still be met without the need for ma
Building trade group sues Ventura over new water fee
Ventura County Star / Posted 2 days ago
buffer "to ensure that water demands could still be met without the need for mandatory conservation in the event of future droughts or other water shortage emergencies," according to the ordinance. But the costs of creating the buffer are "not... Read more
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Island Packet
200 years old, still swinging: Device with roots in the field foils a water hazardor lower it. At low tide, as water drained out of the pond and into the marsh,
200 years old, still swinging: Device with roots in the field foils a water hazard
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
or lower it. At low tide, as water drained out of the pond and into the marsh, the pond’s west end would dry out. During droughts the effect was more pronounced. And newcomers to the community complained about the smell coming from the pond —... Read more
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The Hill
U.S. must continue its progress on global developmenthave combated chronic hunger and malnutrition, addressed an ongoing refugee cri
U.S. must continue its progress on global development
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
have combated chronic hunger and malnutrition, addressed an ongoing refugee crisis, and mitigated the impact of devastating droughts, while at the same time spurring entrepreneurship and economic growth in many of the countries our government works... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Man-made warming dates back almost 200 yearswere only a fraction of those now blamed for trapping excessive levels of the s
Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
were only a fraction of those now blamed for trapping excessive levels of the sun's heat in the atmosphere, stoking more droughts, floods, heat waves and rising sea levels. "Our findings show that the climate can respond very quickly to changes... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Large Scale Tree Plantation Ensuring Climate Resilient Economyand famine-prone areas of northern and eastern parts of Ethiopia. Large areas o
Large Scale Tree Plantation Ensuring Climate Resilient Economy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
and famine-prone areas of northern and eastern parts of Ethiopia. Large areas of Ethiopia were devastated by successive droughts this year. Even though drought has been happening due to global climate change, increasing forest coverage by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Floods Displace Hundreds of Thousands As More Rains ForecastUnited Nations said on Wednesday, with more rain predicted up to December. Eth
Floods Displace Hundreds of Thousands As More Rains Forecast
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
United Nations said on Wednesday, with more rain predicted up to December. Ethiopia was hit in 2015 by one of the worst droughts in decades, with 10 million requiring emergency aid, which ended when the spring rains arrived in March. Almost... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Facts about carbon dioxidelimited CFCs, so CO2 from fossil fuels is the issue now. The fact is that too
Facts about carbon dioxide
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
limited CFCs, so CO2 from fossil fuels is the issue now. The fact is that too much CO2 causes rainfall and temperature extremes, and we need to act now to reduce CO2 emissions to avoid increasingly extreme and frequent floods... Read more
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PhysOrg
Research team develops data-driven methods to refine climate predictions, analyze climatic changesthe increased frequency of forest fires, precipitation regime shifts, and the p
Research team develops data-driven methods to refine climate predictions, analyze climatic changes
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
the increased frequency of forest fires, precipitation regime shifts, and the propensity for extreme events—heat waves, droughts and floods, for example—that result in environmental disasters." Building a catalog of global ocean dynamics using a... Read more
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iol.co.za
7 healthy foods that might put your health at riskflown thousands of miles from where they’re grown, but our mania for them is de
7 healthy foods that might put your health at risk
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
flown thousands of miles from where they’re grown, but our mania for them is denuding rainforests, contributing to droughts, and making life a misery for some of the world’s poorest people. Here we reveal the worst offenders . . . Quinoa... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Floods in Ethiopia displace hundreds of thousands as more rains forecastUnited Nations said on Wednesday, with more rain predicted up to December. Eth
Floods in Ethiopia displace hundreds of thousands as more rains forecast
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
United Nations said on Wednesday, with more rain predicted up to December. Ethiopia was hit in 2015 by one of the worst droughts in decades, with 10 million requiring emergency aid, which ended when the spring rains arrived in March. Almost... Read more
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