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Sep

29
2014

Sydney sizzles as temperatures set to pass 30C in the city and 34C in the western suburbs

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Dailytelegraph.com.au reports that...

THINGS are heating up across NSW, with temperatures tipped to hit 30C in Sydney this afternoon and 34C further west.

Weather experts say warm, dry winds blowing in from the north-west are fuelling the unseasonally hot conditions, pushing the mercury 10C above the September average.

It marks a balmy end to a September which already figures among the warmest starts to spring since records began.

Read more at www.dailytelegraph.com.au


Sep

28
2014

88 Killed, Over 10 Lakh Displaced in Flood-Hit Assam And Meghalaya

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Ndtv.com reports that...

At least 88 people have been killed and over 10 lakh displaced in flood-hit Assam and Meghalaya.

After combating the floods for more than a week in the two states, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has now shifted its operations from rescue to relief.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

26
2014

Floods: Assam-Meghalaya toll reaches 78; Gogoi makes aerial survey

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Indianexpress.com reports that...

…With the recovery of one more body late Thursday¬†evening, the death toll due in the current wave of floods in Assam rose to 37. In neighbouring Meghalaya, at least 41 persons have lost their lives till Friday. Official sources said over eight lakh population have been affected in the current wave of floods in Assam. While about 1.6 lakh people have been put up in 59 relief camps and 122 shelter places, over one lakh people have taken shelter on highways and other elevated places.

Read more at indianexpress.com


Sep

24
2014

Flooded village of Mardale emerges after dry weather

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Bbc.com reports that...

A village flooded in the 1930s to create Haweswater reservoir in Cumbria has started to reappear as water levels recede because of low rainfall.

Villagers were moved out of Mardale which disappeared when the valley was filled with water in 1939.

Stone walls of former field boundaries can be seen with the falling water level.

The current reservoir level is 57.7% compared with 75.2% in a normal year, United Utilities said.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Sep

24
2014

Drought Worsens China’s Long-Term Water Crisis

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the rains stopped, the groundwater in her region had been sinking, from 20 meters (about 70 feet) below the surface just a few years ago to as much as 80 meters (260 feet) this past summer. While she can still eat and sell the corn, lettuce and other vegetables on her farm, the yield has shrunk.

Read more at abcnews.go.com


Sep

24
2014

Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

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Latimes.com reports that...

Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas.

Read more at www.latimes.com


Sep

23
2014

Heavy rainfall triggers water logging in Rajshahi

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Dhakatribune.com reports that...

Most low-lying parts of Rajshahi city, including some important offices and Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, experienced heavy water logging with three days of non-stop rains until yesterday.

The frontal part of the hospital was covered by knee-deep water, resulting in the untold sufferings of patients and attendants.

Read more at www.dhakatribune.com


Sep

20
2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi Kills 8 in China

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Ndtv.com reports that...

The death toll in the heavy rains triggered by typhoon Kalmaegi rose to 8 today, even as nearly 400 students were rescued from an inundated school in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

Heavy rains caused by the typhoon, which is the 15th typhoon to hit China this year, since Wednesday have flooded 53 counties and cities in Yunnan, leaving 390,000 people affected and resulting in an economic loss of US$55.86 million.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

20
2014

Perth temperatures break September record

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Watoday.com.au reports that...

Saturday’s soaring temperatures broke a Perth record set nearly 100 years ago.

Until today the highest temperature recorded in Perth during September was 32.7 degrees – back on September 30, 1918.

By 2.17pm the official temperature for Perth had reached 34.1 degrees.

Read more at www.watoday.com.au


Sep

19
2014

Rising Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Could Pose Threat to Reefs

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Philly.com reports that...

Rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean may be allowing certain tropical fish to spread to shallow waters that are becoming warmer, an expansion that could pose a significant threat to coral reefs, ecologists report.

Read more at www.philly.com