User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Extreme Weather
Last updated: Jan 20 2020 11:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Australia storms: Huge hail causes chaos in two cities 20.1.2020 BBC: World
Melbourne and Canberra are pelted by golf-ball sized stones, causing widespread damage.
What is climate change? 16.1.2020 BBC: World
BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.
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Earth just had its hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.
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High winds, flooding cause major damage along Lake Michigan shore in Milwaukee 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
High winds, towering waves and flooding have caused millions of dollars in damage to port facilities along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, the port's director said Sunday.
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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US storms: At least eight killed in severe weather 12.1.2020 BBC: World
Fatalities are reported in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas as extreme weather continues.
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Walz: $293M needed to make water infrastructure more resilient to climate change 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The DFL governor announced the plan as part of a four-part rollout of a bonding bill that is expected to reach $2 billion. Republicans have said the number is too big.
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Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal”. It’s Much Worse Than That. 8.1.2020 Mother Jones
One of the most prominent scientists studying climate change is Michael Mann, a climatologist and atmospheric science professor at Penn State University who has been a leader in explaining the contribution that human behavior has made in creating and exacerbating the climate crisis. He was one of the scientists who created the hockey stick graph, […]
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Grim and hopeful global trends to watch in 2020 — and fold into a zine 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's cause for pessimism and optimism in the year ahead as our expert sources share their predictions. Plus: Print and fold your own global trends zine.
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Los Angeles may store water under an Owens Valley lake drained to fill its faucets 28.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Climate change is forcing Los Angeles to consider banking some of its Sierra Nevada snowmelt in an unlikely place: Under dry Owens Lake, which the city drained starting 1913 to fill the L.A. Aqueduct and supply a thirsty metropolis.

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California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade 26.12.2019 LA Times: Science

After ten years of fires, droughts and storms in California, the state's residents are panicking about climate change.

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Here’s What’s Missing From Mayor Pete’s Plan for Climate Justice in Latinx Communities 21.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a white paper on Monday focused on a slew of policy proposals aimed at Latinx voters. Entitled “El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos,” the 20-page document explores how a Buttigieg administration would address access to voting, a lack of affordable housing, draconian immigration laws, and […]
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Australia bushfire: Boy, 12, drives pickup to flee with dog 16.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
As the blaze approached his home north of Perth, the boy took the pickup to escape with his dog.
Australia bushfires: 'Mega blaze' destroys homes ahead of heatwave 16.12.2019 BBC: World
The bushfire near Sydney prompts fresh warnings, as the nation braces for searing temperatures.
Refugees 'at increased' risk from extreme weather 10.12.2019 BBC: Science
Climate change could make the problem worse, multiplying the misery for displaced people.
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East Africa hit by weather phenomenon 6.12.2019 BBC: World
Tropical storms are expected to hit East Africa late on Thursday and Friday, in areas which have already been affected by heavy rain.
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Here’s Why NOAA Under Trump Is in a “Holding Pattern” 26.11.2019 Mother Jones
After spending two years in confirmation purgatory, Barry Myers, the Trump nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), asked the White House last week to rescind his nomination. Myers explained that he needed to step down because of recent cancer surgery and chemotherapy, but his nomination has been stunted by controversy from […]
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New warning on global economic slowdown 21.11.2019 BBC: Business
The OECD predicts growth of just 3% as a lack of direction on climate policy threatens investment.
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Letters to the Editor: 1 million more homes for L.A. and Orange County? That's reckless 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A plan by Southern California governments to locate more housing in cities closer to the coast does not address the real threats posed by climate change.

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Scottish Rugby accepts £70,000 World Cup fine 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
World Rugby says the Scottish Rugby Union has "expressed its regret" over conduct at the World Cup and has made a £70,000 "donation".
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