Articles tagged "libya"

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Medicane "Gloria" (Apollo) to stall near Sicily and Malta before making landfall over Libya

Medicane "Gloria" -- known as Apollo in Italy -- has re-strengthened and is forecast to come close to Sicily, Italy and stall some distance off the coast, then accelerate to landfall in eastern Libya. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong...

October 28, 2021

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Libya sees first snow in 15 years as cold snap hits parts of northern Africa and Middle East

The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya saw its first snowfall in 15 years this week as a cold wave swept through parts of the southern Mediterranean region, northern Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. The rare snow started...

February 18, 2021

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Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya

Major floods swept through Libya's eastern region after heavy rains struck on Friday, November 6, 2020, resulting in considerable damage to houses, cars, and public infrastructure. About 10 million Libyan dinars or 7 million dollars have been allocated to deal...

November 10, 2020

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Exceptionally massive hail strikes Tripoli, Libya - possibly one of the largest on record

Libya's capital Tripoli was hit by a sudden storm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, which generated exceptionally massive hail measuring more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. Reports indicate that the hail could be one of the largest on record, along with the 2010...

October 29, 2020

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Major floods hit Libya, severe damage reported, 4 people killed and 2 500 displaced

At least 4 people have been killed, over 20 000 affected and 2 500 displaced after severe flooding hit parts of Libya on June 3, 2019. The rainfall started on May 28 and intensified on June 2. The country's southwestern municipality of Ghat has been severely...

June 06, 2019

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Thick dust over Tibesti Mountains (Chad) and Gulf of Sidra (Libya)

The Gulf of Sidra is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, indenting the Libyan coast of northern Africa. It extends eastward for 443 km(275 miles) from Miṣrātah to Banghāzī. A highway links scattered oases along its shore, which is chiefly desert, with salt marshes.

January 30, 2013

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The 5 hottest places on Earth

While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that’s one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. All of the world's  hottest places lie in that harsh environment.Timbuktu, Mali - 54,5C (130.1 F) degreesThe

July 10, 2011

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Libya warns of disaster if 'Great Man-Made River' hit

Libya warned on Sunday that NATO-led air strikes could cause a "human and environmental disaster" if they damaged the country's massive Great Man-Made River (GMMR) project.Built at a cost of 33 billion dollars, the GMMR extracts water from deep beneath the Sahara

April 06, 2011