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Air pollution is stunting India's monsoon

India has been drying out for half a century, and air pollution thousands of kilometres away is partly to blame. The monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s. Indian air pollution has been blamed, but now it seems that emissions further afield are also a factor.The

October 04, 2011

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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that

September 20, 2011

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Heavy rains drench southern Brazil

Three days of continuous downpours have had a severe impact in southern Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil, with authorities declaring 32 cities in a state of emergency, and two -- Brusque and Rio do Sul in a state of public calamity. Torrential rains that caused

September 11, 2011

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Flood cleanup guidelines!

When an area is flooded, there is other damage in addition to just that from the water alone. The high, and sometimes forceful, water brings with it mud, fuel oil, contamination and other toxins. Officials estimate that 120 sewer and treatment facilities have been

September 09, 2011

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Lee spawns mass tornadoes touchdown from Mississippi to Georgia, floods, wildfires across Texas

Flooding isn't the only threat Tropical Rainstorm Lee brings to the Southeast. Tornadoes have been touching down from Mississippi to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, and more are likely to be spawned across the Southeast through Tuesday.The area at greatest risk today

September 06, 2011

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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Tropical Storm "Lee" drenches Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee lurched toward the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and threatening extensive flooding that will put the New Orleans levee system to the test. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of...

September 04, 2011

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Tropical Storm Lee: Oil rigs shut down and evacuated

Tropical Storm Lee is bringing heavy rains to parts of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Lee is centered at latitude 28.2 north and longitude 91.6 west, about 165 miles west-southwest of the

September 03, 2011

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011

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Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries

Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries affected residents of eastern India and Bangladesh in late August 2011. The Times of India reported that sudden swelling of Brahmaputra tributaries inundated villages and left thousands homeless in Assam.The Moderat

August 22, 2011

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Floods destroying hundreds of acres of farmland in Butaleja, Uganda

Fresh floods have hit Butaleja District in the last four days, displacing more than 100 families and destroying hundreds of acres of farmland. The worst affected areas include Mazimasa and Himutu sub-counties, with affected families now camping in schools after heavy

August 18, 2011

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Heavy rains caused Mekong river overflow - thousand homes flooded in Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

August 18, 2011

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Landslide buried several houses in a village near Cameron Highlands resorts in Malaysia

Death toll from a landslide near Malaysia's Cameron Highlands tourist spot rose to seven. This after the bodies of the last four missing victims were found, official media said. The landslide late Sunday afternoon buried several houses in a village in the region,

August 08, 2011

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Floods and landslides in Myanmar

Seven people were killed and thousands evacuated as a result of flooding last week, after heavy rain swelled many major rivers to dangerous levels, Myanmar Red Cross Society and state media said last week.State-run Myanmar Ahlin newspaper reported on July 28 that six

August 07, 2011