User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Jan 26 2015 10:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Historic and destructive' storm could hit US 26.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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'Historic' storm could hit Massachusetts 26.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Be prepared for snowfall in excess of 2 feet, forecasters tell residents. New York City, coastal New Jersey and parts of New England also will be affected.
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'Blizzard-Like' Conditions In Store For Parts Of Northeast 25.1.2015 NPR News
A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas.
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Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts rationing warning 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Lights go out, internet is cut for days, and agriculture is suffering as crisis spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond

The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.

More than four million people have been affected by rationing and rolling power cuts as this tropical nation discovers it can no longer rely on once abundant water supplies in a period of rising temperatures and diminishing rainfall.

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Flood relief package gets Senate backing; up next in House 23.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
By a 65-0 vote Thursday, the Senate approved a bill providing state assistance for cleanup and recovery costs stemming from June storms.
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Relief package for Minnesota communities paying bills from summer flooding gets Senate OK 23.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought 22.1.2015 NPR News
In Los Angeles, some see drought as a design opportunity. The Arid Lands Institute in Burbank is developing ways to turn the city into a "sponge" in order to take in water and store it for later.
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Malawi floods cause devastation – in pictures 21.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc across Malawi, which has reported 176 deaths and many more missing, with 200,000 displaced. The flooding is spreading across southern Africa: 84 people have died in Mozambique and 13 in Madagascar, which has been battered by tropical storm Chedza. Médicins sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the crisis in the worst-affected parts, where thousands are cut off without food or healthcare

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UN agencies ramp up aid efforts to flood-hit Southern Africa countries 21.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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35 killed by cyclone Chedza in Madagascar 21.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Everyday climate change – in pictures 20.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Inspired by the co-founder of Everydayafrica, photographer James Whitlow Delano launched Everydayclimatechange, an Instagram feed where photographers from five continents share their images as evidence that climate change is real and to raise awareness of the situation around the world

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14 killed, thousands displaced by tropical storm in Madagascar 19.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers 19.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Gidon Kremer shares a performance of a lifetime 16.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
When Herbert von Karajan famously called Gidon Kremer the greatest violinist in the world in 1976, the legendary German conductor didn't know what he was talking about.
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Half of Malawi declared disaster zone after flooding 14.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Torrential rains leave scores dead and tens of thousands homeless as president appeals to international donors for humitarian aid

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What the collapse of ancient capitals can teach us about the cities of today 14.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons made it unliveable. Can modern flood-threatened cities learn from its downfall? After existing for more than a thousand years, the Mayan city of Tikal collapsed in the ninth century. At about the same time, halfway around the world, the city of Angkor was being founded. It would be the grand capital of the Khmer kingdom for six centuries before itself being abandoned. The only contemporary account we have of Angkor is from a Chinese diplomat, Zhou Daguan, who arrived in 1296 and stayed almost a year. He tells us that the new temple of Bayon (all stone in what remains now, but still spectacular) had a gold tower, eight gold Buddhas, and a golden bridge flanked by gold lions leading to it. He writes of grand royal processions and firework displays, of a society with many slaves, open-air marketplaces with women vendors, and houses built of bamboo and ...
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Millions of children face ‘untold misery’ as powerful winter storm sweeps Middle East – UN 14.1.2015 New Kerala: World News
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2014 weather: Yes, cold was brutal, but how about that fall? 14.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The 2014 weather story -- just recently officially finished -- could be told through chattering teeth. The year was bookended by cold and snow. Some may recall it, though, for its delightful autumn, when fall colors replaced cats as social media’s most popular photographic subject.
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After a surprise weekend rainstorm, L.A. should expect a clear Monday 12.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Angelenos should expect a clear Monday after a surprising rainstorm that lasted all weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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Rain in Los Angeles area to continue into this evening, forecast says 12.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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