User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
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My Favorite Room: Marque Richardson keeps his loft full of reminders of life's bigger picture 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Whether it’s sand from a beach in Israel or a little Buddha sculpture acquired during a post-tsunami rebuilding effort in Thailand, actor Marque Richardson’s Silver Lake loft brims with simple yet meaningful objects from around the world.

“They all have a common thread of peace, gratitude and oneness,”...

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$110-million home sale in Malibu pushes L.A. price record into the stratosphere 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the month of April, the Multiple Listing Service saw two L.A.-area homes with design pedigrees sell for north of $30 million. But it was an off-market, tsunami of a deal in Malibu that swept in to set a new price record for Los Angeles County. Here’s a larger look.

$110 million — Malibu

Hard...

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Ron Howard strikes back with 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' and has nothing but praise for Phil Lord and Chris Miller at Cannes 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
On the other side of directing "Solo: A Star Wars Story," Ron Howard is open to more and full of respect for original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
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‘It wasn’t the big one’: Massive ash plume explodes from summit of Hawaii volcano 16.5.2018 Washington Post
‘It wasn’t the big one’: Massive ash plume explodes from summit of Hawaii volcano
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When lava erupts in your backyard, consider it a message from Pele 13.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii doesn’t have the resorts of Maui or the Waikiki notoriety of Honolulu. Hilo, population 43,000, is not generally a destination. When my hometown shows up on the world’s news tickers, it’s because a disaster is on its way — a hurricane or a tsunami,...

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Where America's deadliest volcanoes are 9.5.2018 Washington Post
Where America's deadliest volcanoes are
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Hawaii has made peace with its angry volcano; not so its tsunamis, hurricanes and heating earth 8.5.2018 Washington Post
Hawaii has made peace with its angry volcano; not so its tsunamis, hurricanes and heating earth
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Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.' 2.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Critics note that pretty much the worst thing you can do to a nuclear reactor is expose it to the high waves and fierce winds of the Arctic Ocean.
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Hydropower projects in the Balkans threaten Europe's last wild rivers 29.4.2018 Hindu: News
Hydropower projects in the Balkans are particularly damaging because water is diverted through pipelines, leaving empty channels where rivers used to be, and causing loss of fauna and erosion.
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Fifth Column: Hindutva and Muslims 29.4.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future 28.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.

“The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours,” said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura...

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Climate Change Will Make Thousands of Islands Uninhabitable. A New Study Says It’ll Happen Sooner Than We Thought. 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
On Christmas Eve 2008, the president of the Marshall Islands declared a state of emergency after seawater flooded the country’s biggest urban areas, displaced hundreds of islanders, destroyed dozens of homes, and contaminated freshwater reserves. But this wasn’t some freak storm or tsunami; it was a garden-variety, seasonal storm surge, coupled with high tides—and it marked the […]
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What's wrong with rosé wines, and why you should never pay more than $25 for a bottle 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s spring, which means, in L.A. at least, that it’s officially rosé season, that time of year when everyone, but everyone, is starting to think pink.

Did I say think pink? Sorry, I meant drink pink. When? Whenever, all the time, I mean, it’s rosé o’clock somewhere, right? When you’ve got on your...

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AP Interview: Malaysia’s Mahathir says opposition could win 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition’s traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month’s elections.
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AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir says opposition could win 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections....
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How a cowboy from South Dakota and a filmmaker from Beijing came together on the critically acclaimed indie 'The Rider' 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Born in Beijing in 1983, filmmaker Chloé Zhao wasn’t exposed to any American movies until the mid-1990s, when China began to open itself up to the West. Once she was, she quickly became entranced. “When Western culture came in, it was like a tsunami because we’d been closed off for so long,” Zhao...

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Remember when the last time the Timberwolves were in the playoffs? 15.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The last time the Timberwolves qualified for the playoffs was in 2004. Here are a few other things that happened the same year.
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The big one is coming to California, seismologist Lucy Jones says cheerfully 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“I’m an inherent optimist,” says earthquake expert Lucy Jones. Sitting in her bright, tidy office at Caltech, the world-renowned seismologist does not betray a shred of irony at this admission, despite how surprising it may seem coming from a woman who asserts in no uncertain terms that Southern...

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Shamli: Nine members of two families killed in accident 11.4.2018 Lucknow – The Indian Express
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7-year-old gangraped, murdered in Kaushambi, accused arrested 11.4.2018 Lucknow – The Indian Express
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