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User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Cyclones
Last updated: Dec 14 2018 13:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Presidential Candidates Wouldn’t Touch This Radical Idea to Transform Agriculture—Until Now 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Food and agriculture policies have been at best a fringe issues during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition director for the National Sustainable […]
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Climate change: Bigger hurricanes are now more damaging 12.11.2019 BBC: Science
The most damaging tropical cyclones are three times more frequent now than they were 100 years ago.
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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys military rescuers as deadly storm hits 13.10.2019 BBC: World
At least 18 people died after one of the strongest storms in years hit central Japan.
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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan braces itself for powerful storm 11.10.2019 BBC: World
Typhoon Hagibis could be the worst in Japan since 1958, when more than 1,200 people died.
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Will Typhoon Hagibis affect World Cup matches? 9.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
England and Scotland's final pool matches at the World Cup this weekend are under threat from Typhoon Hagibis.
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Displaced people: Why are more fleeing home than ever before? 24.9.2019 BBC: World
The number of people uprooted across the globe stands at a record 71 million. Why are so many on the move?
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Editorial: Wealthy countries are responsible for climate change, but it's the poor who will suffer most 15.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Developed nations emit the most greenhouse gases, while poor countries suffer the worst consequences of the greenhouse effect. We must help them.

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New storm to hit Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian 14.9.2019 BBC: World
More than 1,000 people are still missing following the hurricane two weeks ago.
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Hurricane Dorian’s winds were as powerful as Colorado’s strongest recorded tornado 7.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It's no secret that Colorado's weather is notoriously wild, hard to predict and filled with extremes. But even the craziest of Colorado's weather doesn't come close to the incredible power and damage that Hurricane Dorian inflicted on The Bahamas this week.
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Hurricane Hunters Release Spectacular Footage of Flight Into Dorian's 40-Mile-Wide Eye 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been conducting regular flights into the storm to collect data and help forecasters make predictions.
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Incredible Video From Space Shows Lightning Strikes Inside Hurricane Dorian 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"There is immense energy in a hurricane which can cause very frequent lightning strikes," Met Office spokesperson Oliver Claydon told Newsweek.
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As Hurricane Dorian Hammers Bahamas, Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven to Threaten Gulf Coast As Tropical Storm 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The storm forming in the Gulf Coast was forecasted to bring heavy rainfall to impacted areas, potentially causing flooding and mudslides.
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Hurricane Dorian: Florida Woman Wraps Her Home in Plastic to Protect It From Storm 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"If it works, it's totally worth it," said Brittany Vidal, who lives in the Davis Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida.
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Hurricane Dorian Path Map Update: Category 5 Storm Moves Towards U.S. Mainland As Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina Declare State of Emergency 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
While it may not make landfall in the U.S., the storm is expected to bring bring powerful winds, heavy rain and storm surges.
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Hurricane Dorian: 7-year-old Boy Is First Reported Death As Category 5 Storm Crashes Into Bahamas 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Category 5 storm has ripped off roofs and cut power, leaving many homeless.
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Dorian takes aim at Florida 29.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Labor Day weekend may bring a powerful hurricane to the Florida Peninsula

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Tropical Storm Jenny Forecast, Path: Cyclone Poised to Hit Philippines, Potentially Causing Landslides 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tropical Storm Jenny is set to make landfall within the next few hours in the Philippines before moving out to sea and toward Hainan and Vietnam.
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Could a hurricane lash Los Angeles? 80 years ago, this deadly storm came close 22.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

No tropical cyclones had made it north of 25 degrees north latitude in the northeastern Pacific basin during all of 1937 and 1938. Then in 1939 there were four such storms in the space of one month.

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China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast 9.8.2019 BBC: World
Evacuation warnings are in place for Shanghai as Typhoon Lekima roars past Taiwan.
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Hawaii Hurricane Warning, Latest Path Map for Tropical Cyclone Erick As Hurricane Flossie Follows Close Behind 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Hurricane Erick will pass Hawaii on Friday bringing dangerous surf and higher than average sea waves.
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