Category Archives: METEOROLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT

Drought takes toll on Australian farmers

The eastern Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are in the grip of the most severe drought ever recorded. Some farmers in Australia are having to shoot their cattle because they cannot afford to feed them.The financial strain … Continue reading

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Drought-plagued future predicted for Arizona

The American Southwest is being plagued by drought. Climate scientists warn drier-than-normal conditions may be here to stay. In fact, future droughts may be more severe than in the past in Arizona.

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Long winter puts big freeze on US shipping

A record-breaking winter is refusing to loosen its grip in parts of the central and eastern United States, putting a big freeze on the country’s shipping industry. Almost 90 percent of the US Great Lakes area are completely frozen over, … Continue reading

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Malaria ‘spreading to new altitudes’

Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests. Researchers have found that people living in the highlands of Africa and South America are at an increased risk of catching the mosquito-borne disease during hotter years. … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands: Tidal flooding has caused widespread damage

A state of emergency has been declared in Marshall Islands due to king tides which have inundated communities living on low-lying attols. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, regional office for the Pacific says waves washed … Continue reading

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John Kerry has no knowledge on climate

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Indonesia talking about climate change. He spoke to students at the American Cultural Centre in Jakarta, telling them: “When I think about the array of global climate, of the global threats; … Continue reading

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Floods across UK shows no signs of letting up

Flooded homes along England’s River Thames are being evacuated as water levels are expected to keep rising in the next few days.With some homes and businesses underwater for more than a month, its expected to take months for groundwater to … Continue reading

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