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Weather experts discover new effect of storm – in a teacup

By University of Reading Britain, prepare for deep depression: storms ruin tea. A new study reveals that Storm Ciaran cut an invisible path of mayhem…
SourceSourceJuly 16, 2024 Read More
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Scientists release new research on planted mangroves’ ability to store carbon

By USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station Mangrove nurseries in Maputo, Mozambique, managed by the local community with technical support from the U.S. Forest…
SourceSourceJuly 11, 2024 Read More
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Canada’s government links June heat wave to climate change

Montreal, Canada (AFP) - Canada's environment ministry said Tuesday that climate change made a recent east coast heat wave two to 10 times more likely,…
SourceSourceJuly 10, 2024 Read More
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Six dead in Tokyo as Japan swelters in heatwave

By Tomohiro OSAKI | AFP Tokyo, Japan - Six people have died of heatstroke in Tokyo as Japan swelters under a rare rainy season heatwave,…
SourceSourceJuly 9, 2024 Read More
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Mexico girds for hit from Hurricane Beryl

By Ivan SHAW | AFP Cancún, Mexico - Tourist resorts in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula girded Thursday for a hit from Hurricane Beryl, which is still…
SourceSourceJuly 5, 2024 Read More
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UN climate chief’s family impacted by Hurricane Beryl

Paris, France (AFP) - UN climate chief Simon Stiell has warned that the destructive consequences of global warming are "not a tomorrow problem" after Hurrican…
SourceSourceJuly 2, 2024 Read More
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2023 cyclone Freddy longest on record at 36 days: UN

Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) - Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the entire southern Indian Ocean before wreaking devastation on southeastern Africa last year, was the longest-lasting tropical…
SourceSourceJuly 2, 2024 Read More
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Hurricane Beryl makes landfall on Grenada island of Carriacou: US tracker

Bridgetown, Barbados (AFP) - Beryl, the first hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic season, slammed into the Caribbean island of Carriacou, which is part of Grenada,…
SourceSourceJuly 1, 2024 Read More
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Caribbean braces for powerful Hurricane Beryl

By Chandan KHANNA | AFP Bridgetown, Barbados - Hurricane Beryl plowed toward the southeast Caribbean late Sunday as officials warned residents to seek shelter ahead…
SourceSourceJuly 1, 2024 Read More
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Seven dead after storms lash France, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) (UPDATED) - Ferocious storms and torrential rains that lashed France, Switzerland and Italy this weekend have left seven people dead, local authorities…
SourceSourceJune 30, 2024 Read More
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Hurricane Beryl, first of 2024 season, bears down on Caribbean

By Chandan KHANNA | AFP Bridgetown, Barbados (UPDATED) - Much of the southeast Caribbean was on alert Sunday as Beryl strengthened into the first hurricane…
SourceSourceJune 30, 2024 Read More
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Early warning systems and plans to avert disasters due to extreme rainfall are still flawed, study shows

Researchers analyzed landslides caused by storms in São Sebastião (Brazil) in 2023, when at least 65 people died, and suggest involvement of the local community…
SourceSourceJune 27, 2024 Read More