Posts in category: Data

May

28
2015

India’s Heat Wave Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

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Wsj.com reports that...

A severe heat wave hanging over India has claimed more than 1,400 lives so far, and forecasters expect the high temperatures to continue several more days.

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May

28
2015

Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

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Kxan.com reports that...

Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. “We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas,” said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. “And it’s consistent with what we would expect from climate change.”

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May

26
2015

Rain Spreads Destruction in Houston, Killing Four

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Mobile.nytimes.com reports that...

Flooding brought Houston to a near-standstill on Tuesday and killed at least four people here, sending normally tame rivers and bayous surging past their banks, inundating streets and homes, and leaving roads littered with hundreds of abandoned, ruined cars.

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May

26
2015

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Mobile.reuters.com reports that...

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

Read more at mobile.reuters.com


May

26
2015

Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

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Cnn.com reports that...

Stifling heat has killed more than 1,100 people in India in less than one week.

The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say 852 people have died in the heat wave. Another 266 have died in the neighboring state of Telangana.

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May

25
2015

This Once-Stable Antarctic Region Has Suddenly Started Melting

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Theepochtimes.com reports that...

Antarctica’s glaciers have been making headlines during the past year, and not in a good way. Whether it’s a massive ice shelf facing imminent risk of collapse, glaciers in the West Antarctic past the point of no return, or new threats to East Antarctic ice, it’s all been rather gloomy.

Read more at www.theepochtimes.com


May

24
2015

Flooding Hits Oklahoma and Texas, With More Bad Weather on the Way

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned a historic deluge was still to come on Sunday.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


May

24
2015

Heavy rain in China kills 35, leaves 13 missing

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Thestar.com.my reports that...

Heavy rain which caused mudslides and flooding in southern and central China has left at least 35 people dead and another 13 missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

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May

19
2015

Wedge tornadoes mix with twisters as outbreak slams the U.S. News

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

It has been another weekend of severe weather outbreaks across a large swath of the central United States.

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May

19
2015

Cooler weather helping as officials battle wild fire near Prince George, B.C.

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Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

Firefighters continued to battle a growing wildfire Tuesday southwest of Prince George, B.C., where cooler weather earlier this week was expected to keep it from spreading while lightning posed a continuing threat.

Read more at www.theglobeandmail.com