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Eastern Caribbean battens down as Hurricane Irma approaches

News
Sep
4

Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 4 storm today. A hurricane warning has been issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts.

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Satellite photos reveal how Mumbai killed its mangrove forests to risk epic floods

Mumbai is essentially a peninsula jutting into the Arabian Sea. Since the 1980s, the city’s population has more than doubled. That’s led to rapid urbanisation of the surrounding areas, as well as encroachment of the mangroves on the city’s edges.

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NASA Shows How Harvey Saturated Areas in Texas

News
Aug
30

NHC said Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana and the adjacent border of eastern Texas northeastward into western Kentucky. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Holly Beach, Louisiana to Morgan City, Louisiana.

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Worst monsoon in years kills more than 1,200 across South Asia, Video

As Storm Harvey threatens Louisiana and leaves heavy floods across parts of Texas, thousands of people affected by disasters in Asia and Africa…

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Sand Mining: Growing Pains of Cross-Border Trade

News, Sand Mining
Aug
29

When powerful storms strike, like Typhoon Hato in southern China or Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the surging water scatters tons of sand – an essential ingredient required for the rebuilding soon to follow. Such storms add to growing global demand for sand with poor consequences for the economy and environment.

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Caspian Sea evaporating as temperatures rise

Earth’s largest inland body of water has been slowly evaporating for the past two decades due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, a new study finds.

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It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly

We can’t say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change. But it was certainly worsened by it…

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Birling Gap beach: 150 treated after chemical ‘mist’, UK

News, Pollution
Aug
28

About 150 people have been treated in hospital and hundreds more affected by an unknown gas which hit the East Sussex coast.

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Kenya brings in world’s toughest plastic bag ban: Using plastic bags is illegal — and punishable by jail time

News, Pollution
Aug
28

No matter where you go in Kenya — from the vast expanses of the Great Rift Valley to the white-sand beaches off the Indian Ocean — one thing is a constant: plastic bags. But beginning today, almost all plastic bags are illegal in Kenya.

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