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Heatwave sees record high temperatures around world this week

From Europe to Africa, extreme and widespread heat raises climate concerns in hottest La Niña year to date on record — Record high temperatures have been set across much of the world this week as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change. The past month has seen power shortages in California …

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LPA strengthens into Tropical Depression Florita

Florita will not make landfall in the Philippines, but it is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring rain to Extreme Northern Luzon — MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) intensified into a tropical depression before dawn on Friday, June 29. It has been …

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Meet America’s new climate normal: towns that flood when it isn’t raining

In this extract from Rising, Elizabeth Rush explains ‘sunny day flooding’ – when a high tide can cause streets to fill with water — I spend the afternoon in Shorecrest, a neighborhood a couple of miles north of downtown Miami. To get there I leave the beach behind and drive past Arky’s Live Bait & …

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Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

Even if Ester is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon — Tropical Depression Ester left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15, after accelerating further. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Ester is already 595 kilometers …

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