User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
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Winter storm brings showers, hail and thunder to Southern California 2.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
A winter storm swept through Southern California on Sunday, bringing scattered showers, hail and thunder while higher elevations were expected to see a foot of snow overnight.
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Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Wintry mix makes for a slick and messy Sunday (UPDATES) 1.3.2015 Washington Post
Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Wintry mix makes for a slick and messy Sunday (UPDATES)
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Why Markets Can't Price the Priceless 28.2.2015 American Prospect
  (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey) A public works wastewater reuse project accounts for approximately half of the water used daily by Wichita Falls, Texas.   This article appears as part of a special report, "What the Free Market Can't Do," in the Winter 2015 issue of  The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here . Water sources for many Southwestern cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix are drying up. Meanwhile, most Eastern cities have ample supplies but decaying infrastructure that can’t handle the more frequent and severe flooding brought on by climate change. The Cato Institute and Reason Foundation are part of a libertarian movement arguing that market pricing of water could solve both problems. But water, as a public good, can’t just be left to private markets, or we will have billionaires watering lush lawns while other citizens have dry taps. Privatizers are also notorious for underinvesting in the infrastructure needed both to supply fresh water and to provide adequate ...
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Death Valley wildflower super-bloom ahead? 27.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This could be a good year for rare widespread wildflower blooms in Death Valley National Park. It may even be a rare super-bloom year.
Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific affects 80 million people 26.2.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Natural disasters in Asia and Pacific affects 80 million people' at newkerala.com.
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Heavy rain causes flooding in Brazil's biggest city; man electrocuted by falling power line 26.2.2015 Star Tribune: World
Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives 25.2.2015 NPR Health Science
India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.
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Avalanches caused by heavy snow kill at least 124 people in Afghanistan 25.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Avalanches across four north-east provinces buried homes killing those beneath, with Panjshir province appearing to be the worst-hit

Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow have killed at least 124 people in north-eastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said on Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath.

The avalanches buried homes across four north-east provinces, killing those beneath, said Mohammad Aslam Syas, the deputy director of the Afghanistan natural disaster management authority. The province worst hit appeared to be Panjshir province, about 100km (60 miles) north-east of the capital, Kabul, where the avalanches destroyed or damaged around 100 homes, Syas said.

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Over 100 people killed in Afghanistan winter storm 25.2.2015 CNN-IBN: World
Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said on Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath.
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At least 108 people killed in Afghan winter storm 25.2.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan an emergency official said Wednesday as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried ...
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Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 108 people 25.2.2015 AP Top News
PANJSHIR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath....
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At least 108 people killed in avalanche in Afghanistan, official says 25.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Why there's no winter like a European winter 25.2.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Europeans have dreamt up many definitions of cozy.
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Vancouver versus the rising sea: how the city is adapting to climate change 23.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The densely populated Canadian city is tenth most at risk of flooding in the world. Here’s what the authorities are doing about it How a children’s playground protects Rotterdam from flooding Major flashpoints in our changing climate are gradually forcing political leaders to prepare their populations for a radically different global environment. Relatively low-lying coastal cities such as Vancouver are starting to realise that the window of opportunity to act in defence against climate change is closing. While Vancouver hasn’t felt the full brunt of extreme weather, such as that recently experienced in the east coast of North America, the city has been judged as the tenth most vulnerable city in the world to flooding caused by sea level ...
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Atlantic Surging, Virginia Sinking 23.2.2015 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of  The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .   Standing at the Elizabeth River looking at the Naval Shipyard and neighboring Portsmouth, the climate change carnage looming over Norfolk, Virginia, may not be immediately noticeable. The water is calm, and on this mild day in November, dedicated boaters cruise downstream. Nestled between the river, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk is paradise for anyone who loves living near the water. But paradise comes with a price. The combination of sea level rise, tidal flooding, and subsidence—the sinking ground—has made Norfolk a prime example of what climate is going to do, and has already done, to our coastal cities. The city and surrounding region is on the front line in the battle against climate change, but opinions within city limits on just how bad the flooding is and what to do about it appear to be mixed. The stakes are high in Norfolk, which is home to the headquarters of the Navy’s ...
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Winter storm brings flash flood warnings to Ventura, Orange counties 23.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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How the polar vortex is affecting the American south 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

People in the midwest and north-east are better off than other US regions because as the Arctic air hits, those furthest south are the least prepared

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Eastern US reels as Siberian Express and polar vortex bring snow and fierce cold 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
More snow, freezing rain possible for Boston and New England on Saturday Alabama and Georgia suffer as southern states take unusual wintry blast The eastern US remained in the grip of fierce cold on Saturday, as forecasters warned of yet another winter storm amidst the ongoing effects of the polar vortex and the almost equally sinisterly named “Siberian Express”. The extreme cold, which has set records and even frozen over Niagara Falls , is expected to last into next week. More snow and freezing rain was forecast for Boston, Massachusetts and other parts of New England, one of the regions heaviest-hit so ...
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Cyclone Marcia damage: central Queensland begins clean-up as floods threaten south 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Australian defence force to help cyclone-hit towns in central Queensland on Saturday as the region begins counting the cost of cyclone Marcia

Seven hundred Australian defence force (ADF) soldiers are being sent to the worst hit areas from cyclone Marcia to help locals in the aftermath of the destructive category five storm.

The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the ADF was ready to send separate batches of soldiers from Townsville and Brisbane to Rockhampton and Yeppoon, which were hit by Marcia on Friday.

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New safety rules for offshore Arctic drilling proposed to avoid repeat of Shell disaster 21.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

US officials want to make sure companies can handle a blow-out in remote and icy conditions – without inflicting an environmental disaster

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