Articles tagged "monsoon"

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Insight into behavior of African monsoon

Between 14 800 and 5 500 years ago, during a period known as the "African Humid Period", Sahara was characterized by lush, green vegetation and a network of lakes, rivers and deltas. Why and how it ended is the subject of scientific study that holds important

February 03, 2015

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Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

New research published today, Friday, June 27, 2014, in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.The study, co-aut

June 27, 2014

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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Monsoon rains arrive in India

While June 1st marked the first day of Atlantic hurricane season, it was also the day when an annual monsoon hit the southwest coast of India, bringing relief to hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on the seasonal precipitation, and also, some

June 04, 2013