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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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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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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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Thousands of UK homes under threat by floods

Thousands of homes in the UK are under threat from flooding after the River Thames burst its banks.The river is now at its highest level in years and heavy rains show no sign of relenting.Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from … Continue reading

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US drought taking toll on ranchers

The US state of California is going through one of its worst droughts in hundreds of years. Farmers are running out of hay to feed their cattle. The price of a load of hay has risen from around $5,000 to … Continue reading

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Climate change, costing the Earth

Christiane Amanpour speaks with World Bank Special Envoy for Climate Change Rachel Kyte.

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