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Jun

29
2015

Phoenix area hit by dust storm; power restored to thousands

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Upi.com reports that...

Power has been restored to thousands of people and cleanup efforts are underway after the first monsoon storm of the season hit Phoenix with a dust storm.

Read more at www.upi.com


Jun

29
2015

Europe basks in heatwave

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Bbc.com reports that...

Much of North Africa and western Europe is experiencing a heatwave at the moment, with temperatures widely above 40C. The heat is due to spread to northern Europe this week, including to parts of the UK and Scandinavia.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

24
2015

Heatwave warning as researchers find weather patterns are making them more common

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Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study has found.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Jun

24
2015

Pakistan heatwave to ease as India prepares for floods

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Bbc.com reports that...

The extreme heat in Pakistan has now claimed over 800 lives, with many hospitals struggling to cope with the influx of people affected by the temperature. Meanwhile, heavy rain is expected to affect India over the coming days, which could potentially cause flooding.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

22
2015

Pakistan heat wave claims at least 140 lives

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Cnn.com reports that...

A record-breaking heat wave baked Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, over the weekend, killing as many as 140 people.

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Jun

21
2015

Inland temperatures expected to cool as wildfire near Big Bear grows to 17,000 acres

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Latimes.com reports that...

The high-pressure system of warm, dry air that pushed temperatures into the triple digits in Southern California will begin to drift away beginning Monday, bringing a dip in heat to the area.

The Los Angeles area will see temperatures in the high 70s, and desert temperatures will fall into the 90s by midweek, said weather specialist Stuart Seto.

The cooler temperatures should help the nearly 2,000 firefighters battling the Lake fire in the San Bernardino Mountains south of Big Bear Lake.

Read more at www.latimes.com


Jun

21
2015

North Korean drought is hobbling the power supply, and the economy with it

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

Now, after a dry 2014 followed by an unusually dry winter and a dearth of rainfall over the spring, North Korea is facing a devastating drought and severe power shortages. More than 60 percent of its electricity comes from ­hydropower, but the rivers and dams are running low.

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com


Jun

17
2015

Entire family among 5 dead in Tura landslides

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Theshillongtimes.com reports that...

Five people, including an entire family, have been killed in two separate landslide incidents in Tura triggered by incessant rains which lashed many parts of Garo Hills since Monday night.
Tragedy struck the home of the Chettri’s at Nakham Bazaar at 6:20 on Tuesday morning when the storm was at its peak. Huge tons of mud and boulders came crashing down from the above cliffs completely destroying the home.

Read more at www.theshillongtimes.com


Jun

17
2015

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

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Reuters.com reports that...

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Jun

17
2015

Tropical Storm Bill Remnants Dump Almost a Foot of Rain on Parts of Texas

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill, now a tropical depression, churned through the saturated state of Texas on Wednesday, knocking out power to at least 25,000 people and flooding roads around Dallas and Houston.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com