User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Apr 30 2016 23:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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TX flood kills woman, 4 grandkids 30.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A woman and her four grandchildren died after being swept away by floodwaters in eastern Texas on Saturday morning, police said.
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Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department told The Associated Press that six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy […]
Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding 30.4.2016 AP National
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) -- A 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept....
Seven killed in Kenya building collapse 30.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Nairobi, April 30 : At least seven people were reported killed after a seven-storey building in Kenyan capital Nairobi collapsed in heavy rain.
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Kenya: Six-storey building collapses in Nairobi 30.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Nairobi, Apr 30 : As rain created havoc in the country, a six-storey building collapsed in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Friday, media reports said.
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Emergency managers: 5 to 12 inches of rain in Gulfport 28.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Emergency managers in Gulfport say 5 to 12 inches of rain fell during a thunderstorm, causing major street flooding and water entered some homes. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the rain came down so fast Thursday morning, it had nowhere go. The National Weather Service issued a flash […]
Extreme space weather could cripple our infrastructure. This bill aims to prevent that. 28.4.2016 Washington Post
Extreme space weather could cripple our infrastructure. This bill aims to prevent that.
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Why communicating scientific uncertainty matters 28.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
How clearly we communicate science is just as important at the science itself.
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Storms on Tuesday could bring powerful tornadoes to Plains 26.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School districts and authorities are bracing for the possibility of a severe weather outbreak that could bring powerful, long-track tornadoes and large hail Tuesday to the Great Plains. The most dangerous weather — heavy winds, tornadoes and hail as large as baseballs or softballs— will likely take aim at a 70,000-square-mile […]
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Unprecedented engineering project 25.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Next to a crumbling nuclear reactor destroyed in an explosion 30 years ago, an unprecedented project in the history of modern engineering is being built.
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Where is the riskiest place to live? 25.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

The world risk index reveals which countries are most at risk from rising sea levels and the increasing frequency of floods, droughts and storms

Vanuatu is the riskiest country to live in, with natural disasters on average affecting over a third of the population each year, according to the World Risk Report 2015.

Countries are ranked using the world risk index, which takes into account not only the frequency of natural disasters in each country (known as exposure) but also how well equipped the country is to cope with and recover from the effects of a disaster.

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Zika funding battle steals states' public health emergency money 25.4.2016 Washington Post
Zika funding battle steals states' public health emergency money
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Funicular railway damaged in landslide on Bournemouth coast 25.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Site around East Cliff lift cordoned off amid safety concerns following landslip, which damaged toilet block

An Edwardian funicular railway has been damaged after a huge landslide sent tonnes of debris crashing down on a coastal resort.

The East Cliff lift in Bournemouth was battered by stone, rock, soil and other debris as the pathway at the top of the 100ft verge gave way.

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Tribes have up close perspective on climate change 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Unless more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
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Palestinians create seed bank to save their farming heritage in the Holy Land’s hills 24.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

In the birthplace of agriculture, traditional crops are dying out. But one woman has a plan to preserve them

In the rocky hills of the Palestinian West Bank, farmers learned long ago how to adapt to extremes of climate that make spring the shortest season. In a part of the world where agriculture was first practised, they found crops that could survive even if watered only by the occasional rain storm.

But a form of farming that informed both Palestinian culture and identity – seeping into the language, songs and sayings – has increasingly come under threat from a combination of factors, including manmade climate change, the incursion onto Palestinian land by Israeli settlement, and agricultural companies’ marketing of hybrid varieties to farmers.

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Extreme southeast Colorado still listed under "moderate drought" 22.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal forecasters this week continued to list extreme southeast Colorado under a "moderate drought" designation as dry conditions remain throughout that part of the state despite recent precipitation.
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Facebook, Google campuses at risk of being flooded due to sea level rise 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Forecasts show that Silicon Valley is at risk even under optimistic scenarios where rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions avoid the most severe increases

Technology giants including Facebook and Google face the prospect of their prestigious Silicon Valley headquarters becoming swamped by water as rising sea levels threaten to submerge much of the property development boom gripping San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Sea level forecasts by a coalition of scientists show that the Silicon Valley bases for Facebook, Google and Cisco are at risk of being cut off or even flooded, even under optimistic scenarios where rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions avoid the most severe sea level increases.

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China’s unique circular HSR braves weather extremes 22.4.2016 Hindu: News
The unique circular high-speed railway in China’s Hainan Island, the world’s first such train around a tropical zone, has been operating smoothly since last year, braving extreme weather conditions.
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Mudslide kills at least 15 in India’s remote northeast 22.4.2016 Washington Post: World
Police say torrential rains triggered a mudslide in India’s remote northeast bordering China, killing at least 15 people.
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Drenched Houston area gets more rain and flooding 21.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HOUSTON (AP) — Thunderstorms raced through the Houston area Thursday, aggravating flooding in already drenched parts of the city as mandatory evacuations were ordered for low-lying neighborhoods in a community about 50 miles away. Houston and surrounding counties have received more than a foot of rain since Sunday night, and the flooding has forced thousands […]
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