extreme weather

Meteorologists declare Libya’s world temperature record invalid


September 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Death Valley in California was on Thursday recognized as having posted the world's hottest temperature after an international team of experts ruled the previous record set in ... Read more...

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‘European monsoon’ batters Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very strong winds, heavy rain and giant waves, have hit the South West of the UK on Thursday. Power lines have come down as a ... Read more...

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40 dead in China storms


May 13th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) The toll due to hailstorms and torrential rains in a mountainous county in northwest China has risen to 40, officials said late Saturday.At least 18 people ... Read more...

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30 dead in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

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Four dead, 30 hurt in China storm


May 10th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) At least four people have died and 30 others were injured in storms and tornadoes in a central Chinese province, officials said. Hunan province has been ... Read more...

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Over 750,000 hit by storms in China


May 1st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Heavy rains and hailstorms have affected over 750,000 people in a central Chinese province, officials said Tuesday.Rain has battered Hunan province since April 28, affecting thousands ... Read more...

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Pakistan favours demilitarization of Siachen: Kayani


April 19th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Wednesday that his country favoured talks with India to demilitarize the Siachen Glacier -- dubbed as the ... Read more...

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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems


April 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 1 (IANS) Hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent with global warming, threatening species especially in bio-diverse ecosystems and tropical rainforests.Flora and fauna will become extinct ... Read more...

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Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

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Climate change threatens South African farmers


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (IANS) Climate change and erratic weather patterns are a major threat to South Africa's farmers, a media report has said ahead of the UN climate change summit ... Read more...

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Temperatures reach 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 Fahrenheit) in Iraq


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Extreme weather in Iraq where temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius (125.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on early Tuesday afternoon, forecasters said.With a humidity of five percent and winds with a ... Read more...

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Wildfires likely to drive global warming


July 11th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Fire, one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms, will be driving atmospheric changes as the world warms. "Fires require fuel to burn and climate strongly affects the type, ... Read more...

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Scientists link extreme weather with climate change


July 3rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Climate change seems to have triggered extreme weather that has wreaked destruction all over the globe during the last decade. After more than 20 years of ... Read more...

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Four found dead after flooding washes away trucks in northwestern China


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by BNO News
XINJIANG UYGUR, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four people who went missing on Sunday when flooding washed away their trucks in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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Drought threatens rare dolphin breed in China


May 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A drought in central China, lasting for about 200 days, has lowered the water level in a nature reserve, so much so that the survival of ... Read more...

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Tornadoes and severe storms in southern U.S. leave around 200 dead


April 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. authorities on Thursday informed that the tornadoes and severe storms that struck southern territories, most heavily in Alabama, have left around 200 dead.The U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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Is the Earth headed for a Moonageddon in 2 weeks?


March 4th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): In two weeks, the Earth could be headed for a big showdown according to some, for the Moon will be at its closest point to Earth in 18 ... Read more...

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Climate change affecting safety of world’s food supplies: Study


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A Michigan State University professor has said that climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken ... Read more...

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Asia, Pacific governments warned of increasing climate-induced migrations


February 7th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, Feb 7 (ANI): Governments in Asia and the Pacific should be prepared to deal with increased migrations caused because of climatic change in the coming years, a forthcoming report of the ... Read more...

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China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

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China’s 2010 weather most extreme in a decade


December 31st, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) China experienced the most severe weather in 2010, compared to the ones in the past decade, a weather official said.The number of extremely high temperature days and extreme ... Read more...

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Giant heated ‘condoms’ fitted over freezing UK trains to keep them moving!


December 20th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Trains in Britain are being fitted with giant heated "condoms" in a bid to thaw them out and keep them moving.Train operator ScotRail has been experimenting with the ... Read more...

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European holiday makers’ plans hit by heavy snowfall (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday plans of thousands of people across Europe have been thrown into disarray after many places on the continent were severely affected by heavy snowfall.Travellers wanting to fly ... Read more...

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Artificial tornadoes developed to test Japanese homes


December 4th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): In an effort to understand how extreme weather causes structural damage, some Japanese companies have developed artificial tornadoes.Four organisations- the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), ... Read more...

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Futuristic concept sees humans living in mini floating cities in the Pacific


November 12th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A Japanese technology firm has come up with a concept that sees humans in the future living in giant skyscrapers on floating water lilies in the middle of ... Read more...

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Djockovic compares searing heat of US Open to sleeping with his girlfriend


September 1st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.1 (ANI): Serb tennis star Novak Djokovic has compared the searing heat at this year's U.S. Open to sleeping with his girlfriend.After battling his way through five gruelling sets ... Read more...

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Shape-shifting robot plane to make maritime rescue safer than before


August 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (AN): In what could make maritime rescue operations safer than they used to be, researchers have developed a shape-shifting robot plane that could ensure a smooth flight for extended ... Read more...

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China urged to amend archaic heat law


August 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Experts have called for an amendment to China's archaic heat law to protect the rights of workers who toil in high temperatures, a media report said Friday. ... Read more...

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Extreme weather on Everest behind Mallory and Irvine’s disappearance?


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Scientists believe they know why George Mallory and Andrew Irvine never returned from their pioneering expedition on the Everest.They suggest that extreme weather may have contributed to their ... Read more...

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Bihar to approach Sri Lanka for Bodhi tree sapling


June 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) The Bihar government will approach Sri Lanka for another sapling of the Bodhi tree after the first one planted by Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama here wilted ... Read more...

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How laptops can boost learning in college classrooms


May 21st, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A study has shown that despite laptops being a major distraction in college classrooms, they can actually increase students' engagement, attentiveness, participation and learning.But in order to achieve ... Read more...

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Laptops can make students more attentive in classrooms


May 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Laptops can help students become more engaged, attentive, participatory and learning-oriented in the classroom, says a new study. Perry Samson, University of Michigan (UM), professor in atmospheric, oceanic and ... Read more...

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Delhi continues to bake


May 19th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Delhi Wednesday witnessed yet another hot start to the day with the minimum temperature three notches above average. The met department has forecast the day temperature to ... Read more...

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Storms claim 39 lives in China, country faces severe economic losses


May 7th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Chongqing, May 7 (ANI): Storms have claimed the lives of at least 39 people in the southwestern and central parts of the China from Wednesday night to Thursday, local government authorities said.Officials ... Read more...

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38 killed in China rains, storm (Lead)


May 6th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed and 190 injured in torrential rains that lashed the southwetern and central parts of China in the last two days, authorities said ... Read more...

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