User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Apr 16 2014 14:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

A world-wide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada's, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destruction

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Foreign policy is no place for ‘red lines’ 16.4.2014 Washington Post
I am not for containment in Iran . Let me repeat that, since no one seems to be listening closely: I am unequivocally not for containing Iran. I am also not for announcing that the United States should never contain Iran. That was the choice I was given a few months ago and is the scenario being misunderstood by some in the ...
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Guest: Map the runout risk for landslides like Oso 15.4.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
The long runout of the Oso landslide surprised geologists who knew of the slide risks. Guest columnist David Montgomery considers lessons from this Snohomish County tragedy.
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Rising temperatures, snowmelt bring flood concern 14.4.2014 Boston Globe: Maine
DALTON, Vt. (AP) — Rising temperatures and melting snow in mountain areas are causing rivers to rise in northern New England, prompting concerns about ...
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Farmers count the cost of cyclone Ita 14.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Preliminary damage bill has been estimated at $1bn since the category four storm hit the Queensland coast

As cyclone Ita finally runs out of steam after wreaking havoc along Queensland's coast, farmers are emerging as her biggest victim.

The preliminary damage bill has been estimated at $1bn since the category four storm hit the Queensland coast near Cooktown in far north Queensland on Friday.

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Storms cause damage in Manitowoc County; flood watches issued for southern Wisconsin 13.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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U.N. climate panel: Governments must do more in face of dire global-warming threats 13.4.2014 Washington Post
The amount of global greenhouse gas emissions soared to “unprecedented levels” over the decade ending in 2010, the world’s top climate scientists said Sunday, and now governments must act aggressively to lower emissions or face the most dangerous consequences of global ...
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Climate report: End business as usual 13.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the century, even in an increasingly industrialized world, the top U.N. experts on the issue concluded Sunday.
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Cyclone Ita will continue to menace Queensland for another day 13.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Sugar plantations razed, banana crops destroyed, power and communications out and water shortages Cyclone Ita will menace the Queensland coast for at least another day. It is expected to remain a category one cyclone until late on Monday as it weaves on and off the coast. Since pummelling into land north of Cooktown as a category four storm on Friday night, Ita has travelled about 1000 kilometres. It has also destroyed sugar plantations and banana crops along the way. Power and communication blackouts and water shortages have also been left in its wake. The Queensland premier, Campbell Newman, predicted it would take about eight to 12 weeks to "really crack the back of the recovery task". "It's good that there is no loss of life but I can't stress enough [that] people have got to sit tight," he said during a tour of Cooktown and Hope Vale, where banana plantations were ruined, on Sunday. The water supply in Cooktown was critically low and would run out by Sunday evening if locals ignored strict ...
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Chamber leader defends rescheduling of Stillwater art festival 13.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Queensland surveys Cyclone Ita harm 12.4.2014 BBC South Asia
Residents in northern Queensland are waking up to survey the damage after Cyclone Ita brought winds of up to 230km/h to parts of Australia.
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New towns pose health risks for India's poor: Study (Cached) 11.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, April 11 : While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.
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UK construction sector hit by February rain 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Output in the sector fell by 2.8%, which affected both new work and repair and maintenance Continue reading...
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At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report 11.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Smart choices by cities such as Miami in planning and investment could hold key to cutting emissions, IPCC draft says

It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighbourhoods and marooning the survivors in a toxic and foul-smelling swamp.

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Future-proof UK coastal areas against rising sea levels, says National Trust 11.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Charity says many of its sites have been battered by storms and hit hard by high tides this winter

A clear national strategy is "urgently needed" to help future-proof coastal areas from rising sea levels and extreme weather, according to a report published by the National Trust on Friday.

The trust, one of the UK's biggest coastal owners, says many of its sites have been "battered" by storms and "hit hard" by high tides this winter.

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Cyclone Ita expected to make landfall on Friday night near Cooktown 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Weather bureau says cyclone has been downgraded to category four storm but winds of up to 275 km/h could be expected

Tropical Cyclone Ita was due to make landfall in Queensland on Friday night near Cooktown but was downgraded to a category four storm.

The weather bureau said the cyclone had slowed but winds of up to 275 km/h could be expected when the cyclone hit land north of the Daintree region, between 9pm and midnight.

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Cyclone Ita: north Queensland residents told to prepare or evacuate 11.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Cyclone has been upgraded to the highest possible rating and is expected to make landfall about 7pm on Friday

More than 9,000 residents of far north Queensland coastal communities in the path of tropical cyclone Ita have been warned to expect very destructive winds and possible flash flooding as the giant category-five weather system bears down.

The severe tropical cyclone, which was upgraded to the highest possible rating on Thursday afternoon, is expected to make landfall between Cape Melville and Cooktown about 7pm on Friday.

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Cyclone Ita upgraded to category five as it heads for Queensland north coast 10.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Weather bureau predicts Ita will land north of Cooktown on Friday night

Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to a category five and is on its way to hit far north Queensland's coast.

Ita was upgraded late on Thursday afternoon. It is predicted to land north of Cooktown on Friday night, with a strong chance of coinciding with a 7pm high tide.

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Australias far north battens down for major cyclone (Cached) 10.4.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Australias sparsely populated northern tip was on Thursday preparing for the largest cyclone to hit the area since Cyclone Yasi smashed into Queensland in 2011 ripping homes from their foundations and devastating swathes of ...
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Queensland braces for Cyclone Ita 10.4.2014 BBC South Asia
The Australian state of Queensland braces for the arrival of Cyclone Ita, a category five storm set to hit its far north coast.
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