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flood-prone areas in annapolis could be almost constantly under water by 2070

US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows

Annapolis seeing sea rise at about twice the global rate. Flooding there foreshadows problems other coastal towns can expect — When the parking lot in the bustling tourist zone of downtown Annapolis floods, the employees at Pip’s Dock Street Dogs restaurant take off their socks and shoes, wrap their legs in trash bags and wade …

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dead cattle at eddington station in western queensland

Townsville flood inquiry announced, as up to 300,000 cattle die in western Queensland

Premier distances herself from decision to open Ross River dam floodgates, which sent water into Townsville suburbs — The Queensland government has announced an inquiry into the historic flooding in Townsville, as evidence mounts that local authorities failed to anticipate the extreme nature of the recent record rainfall. The independent inquiry will look into “key …

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soaring temperatures are affecting greater areas than they used to

Weatherwatch: heat waves are getting larger as well as hotter

We are becoming used to more frequent and more intense heat waves but recent research shows that they are also covering greater areas — Not only are heat waves becoming more frequent and intense, but they are getting larger too. Analysis of 38 years of NASA climate data has shown that the average size of …

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asteroid in the distance impacting shallow waters

Huge Global Tsunami Followed Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact

The cataclysmic Chicxulub impact roughly 66 million years ago spawned a tsunami that produced wave heights of several meters in distant waters, new simulations suggest — The devastating tsunamis that struck the coastlines of Chile, Haiti, Indonesia, and Japan in recent decades produced waves tens of meters high, unimaginable to most people accustomed to gentle seas. But millions …

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a family cooking amid floodwater in lalmonirhat, bangladesh, 2017

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies

Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastrophe — The global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight and driving the planet towards climate catastrophe, according to 130 national academies of science and medicine across the world. Providing a healthy, affordable, …

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the drought-stricken la sorrueda reservoir in gran canaria, spain

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN

Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2°C, report suggests — Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement will not be met unless governments introduce additional measures …

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low water levels, a consequence of el nino

Climate-warming El Niño very likely in 2019, says UN agency

Natural cycle has major influence on global weather, bringing droughts and floods — There is a 75-80% chance of a climate-warming El Niño event by February, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization. The last El Niño event ended in 2016 and helped make that year the hottest ever recorded by …

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a woman comforts colleen love, who lost her home

California wildfires: rains hamper searchers as ash turns to paste

More than 800 volunteers search for human remains, with 560 people still unaccounted for in Camp fire — Volunteers searching for human remains in the wake of the wildfire that destroyed the California city of Paradise were delayed in their work on Friday, when a downpour turned ash from the fire into a thick paste, …

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county sheriff’s search and rescue teams continue search for missing camp fire victims

California fires: death toll rises to 79 as winds threaten efforts to control blaze

Strong winds expected to hamper progress for crews battling Camp fire, which is still only 55% contained 10 days after it started — Strong winds on Sunday were expected to hamper progress for crews battling California wildfires which have now claimed at least 79 lives. Gusts of up to 50mph were threatening efforts to control …

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a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the camp fire

Trump blames California wildfires on forest mismanagement again

Day before a visit to the state, president says climate change may contribute ‘a little bit’ to devastation — Donald Trump has again blamed California’s wildfires on mismanagement of forests, reiterating the criticism on the eve of a visit to the most devastated area of the state. Fox News asked Trump if he thought climate …

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