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Deadly Rainfall Over Thailand

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite was used to create a rainfall map of the severe rains that fell in Thailand recently. More than 20 people have been killed in southern Thailand over the past week due to flooding and mudslides

March 31, 2011

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Heavy floods or sinking of Southern Thailand

Two airports closed, boat and south-bound train services suspended, and almost one million people affected as the flood in southern Thailand worsened. The death toll continues to climb. Since 23 March 2011 there has been a prolonged heavy rainfall causing flash floods

March 30, 2011

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Super high tides, supermoon, superquake?! Bloggers watch out for missinfo!

Blogs and news sites writing today about Fiji's superhightide.  FijiTimes in yesterday's edition issued an article named Super high tide. Nubukalou Creek in Suva, Fiji burst its bank with seawater flowing throught city streets. This kind of events happen on regular

March 24, 2011

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Flooding in Angola and Namibia

Heavy rains continued falling throughout parts of southern Africa in mid- and late March 2011. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described flood-affected districts extending from Angola and Mozambique southward to South

March 22, 2011

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Is Japan going to sink? pt.2

We would like to point out some observations of tsunami flooded areas after devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan a week ago. We bring you some amazing satellite images that show areas affected by tsunami - before and after. You can compare the impact...

March 20, 2011

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Tsunami warning issued for at least 20 countries after quake

The threat of a tsunami prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a warning for at least 20 countries and numerous Pacific islands after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday.The wide-ranging list includes Russia and Indonesia, Central American

March 11, 2011

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Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in

March 09, 2011

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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the

March 09, 2011

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Australian rainfall record shattered

This year's "Big Wet", the tropical rainy season of Australia's Top End, has set a new record for highest seasonal rainfall. The city of Darwin, Northern Territory, topped its old seasonal rainfall record last week. The old mark was 2499.4 mm

March 08, 2011

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Earthquakes and deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order in Colombia

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three. The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could

March 03, 2011

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2010 - A year of extremes in Changing Climate

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Annual Climate Summary for 2010, released yesterday, confirms the year was one of extremes for many parts of the country.Key points include: *The year, which began with El Nino conditions in the Pacific before rapidly

March 01, 2011

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Water demand will 'outstrip supply by 40% within 20 years'

Water demand in many countries will exceed supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and population growth, scientists have warned. A new way of thinking about water is needed as looming shortages threaten communities,

February 28, 2011

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Hillside collapses in Bolivian capital after heavy rains, destroying 400 houses

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighbourhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris. There were no fatalities but significant damage from the landslide in

February 28, 2011

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Electrical storms with 27 000 recorded lightning strikes have swept Queensland

Spectacular electrical storms have swept across large parts of southern Queensland, causing flash floods and leaving more than 20 000 properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology had been warning of a severe storm all day, so flood-weary residents were not...

February 21, 2011