User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Extreme Weather
Last updated: Mar 13 2020 17:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meals on Wheels Is Already Feeling the Symptoms of Coronavirus 13.3.2020 Mother Jones
For 66 years, Meals on Wheels has been providing regular meals for elderly Americans—along with a host of other services like companion visits and errand shopping. Today serving 2.4 million people, the service is often the one factor that separates an elderly person from both hunger and social isolation. It has managed to function through […]
'Crabbing': Why your pilot might land sideways in high wind 27.2.2020 BBC: World
Stormy weather can make flying planes tricky, leading pilots to adopt a technique called "crabbing".
Australia fires were far worse than any prediction 24.2.2020 BBC: Science
The 'breathtaking scale' of the Australian bushfires were way beyond anything climate science predicted, say scientists.
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Australia weather: 'We’ve gone from hell to high water' 20.2.2020 BBC: World
Australians on the drought, dust, fire and floods of one of the most turbulent summers in memory.
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Russia, Turkey spar over Syria operation 19.2.2020 Hindu: Rx
Erdogan threatens to attack advancing Syrian troops; Kremlin warns against the ‘worst scenario’
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Storm Dennis: Dozens evacuated as severe flood warnings remain 18.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Residents in towns by the River Severn spent an anxious night as water threatened to top flood defences.
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How are weather forecasts made? 18.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Extreme weather events are happening around the world regularly and forecasts can help people prepare.
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Storm Dennis: Flood threat remains after weekend of disruption 17.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Eight severe flood warnings are in place in England, after a weekend of heavy rain and wind.
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England beat Scotland in snowy rearranged Women's Six Nations match 10.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Champions England beat Scotland in freezing conditions at Murrayfield to go top of the Women's Six Nations standings.
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Rugby union, football and horse racing called off because of Storm Ciara 9.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Football, rugby union and horse racing fixtures on Sunday are all called off because of Storm Ciara.
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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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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