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Australia sweltering in record heatwave

Australia experienced the hottest day in recorded history yesterday, on January 7. The average maximum temperature across Australia reached 40.33 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of 40.17 degrees set in December 21, 1972. There was only three times in

January 08, 2013

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Climate impact risks map for European cities

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a series of detailed interactive maps of more than 500 cities across Europe, unveiling risks of adaptation to climate changes  for six decades from now on the basis of likely global warming trends.The recently

September 06, 2012

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Podgorica, Montenegro in fires and smoke

The air in Podgorica yesterday was again polluted four times higher than normal due to wild fires raging around Podgorica and Montenegro. On August 27, firefighters registered more than 50 fires in the area of ​​Podgorica, which at that time created a ring of fire

August 30, 2012

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Cyprus heat wave brings record high 44 degrees celcius

Cypriot health authorities reported three serious cases of heat stroke on Tuesday as temperature reached a record high of 44 degree Celsius in the eastern Mediterranean island. A 51-year-old woman is in a coma and two elderly people are also hospitalized and in

July 18, 2012

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Human body is equipped to handle temperature extremes

The June and July heat waves scorched the Northeast with unusually high temperatures. Intense heat blasts our bodies with temperatures we're not used to, so we usually spend all day in the air conditioning. But going outside and getting used to the heat can promote

July 16, 2012

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Heat wave hits Taiwan

Unseasonable heat plagued portions of Taiwan on Tuesday. Taipei, the capital of the island nation, recorded a high temperature of 37.8 C (100F). The unusual high fell just short of the Taiwan's all-time record of 38.8 C (102 F) set on Aug. 9, 2003, according to

July 10, 2012

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Outrageous heat in US continues - More than 3,500 records broken this week!

More than 3,500 temperature records have been shattered in the U.S. this past week, from June 30-July 6, 2012, according to NOAA. The tally of record high temperatures during the time period is 2,412, and the tally of maximum low temperature records is 1,169.From

July 08, 2012

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Heat wave breaking record after record in US - millions without power, damages are catastrophic

Above normal heat gripped much of the eastern United States for a fourth straight day on Monday, July 2nd, with about 2.1 million homes and businesses without power after violent storms and soaring temperatures killed at least 18 people. Officials are urging

July 03, 2012

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Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32 000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues, Colorado

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, causing at least 32 000 people to be evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities...

June 28, 2012

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Summer 2012 forecast for Europe

According to experts from AccuWeeather.com, much of Europe will be slightly warmer than normal this summer with the core of summer heat across southeast Europe into Ukraine. This will result in temperatures closer to normal in far western Europe. The overall

June 02, 2012

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Intense heatwave across Indian subcontinent makes new record highs

India subcontinent is battling with sweltering heat, the hottest of 2012 in some areas. Soaring temperatures and heat wave have gripped the whole of North India, forcing locals to remain indoors. Heat wave warnings were posted by the India Meteorological Department

May 24, 2012

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Deadly heat wave across India

India is experiencing a deadly heat wave. Heat waves of varying intensity are expected to stalk north-west India and parts of east and east-central India. The worst hit region is northeast with unofficial reports about 41 deaths from heat-related illness. Indian

May 20, 2012

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North America swelters in March heat

The springtime began to feel more like summer for most of North America. March 2012 saw thousands of daily temperature records fall in the contiguous United States (often called the “lower 48”), and the entire month was the warmest March in a temperature record

April 17, 2012

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Historic spring record heat in North America

A huge, lingering ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the United States brought summer-like temperatures to North America in March 2012. The warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and much of Canada. The unseasonable

March 21, 2012

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Record heatwave in Australia - hottest start of the year in more than a century

Australians have been asked to heed safety advice from authorities as much of the country swelters through what is already shaping up to be a record-breaking heatwave.South Australia is sweltering with the hottest start to the year in more than a century as a hot air

January 03, 2012

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WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate - 10 warmest year on record, lowest sea ice volume

WMO issued preliminary Status of the Global Climate report. Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with La Niña event, which has a relative cooling influence. The 13 warmest years have all occurred

November 30, 2011

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Record October heat for the U.K

The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius

October 02, 2011