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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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WMO’s hurricane committee retires Irene as Atlantic hurricane name


April 14th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- The hurricane committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which manages the list of potential names for tropical cyclones to be used every six years for both ... Read more...

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Climate change causing extreme weather conditions: IPCC report


March 29th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 28 (IANS) Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the ... Read more...

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Arctic ozone layer depleted by 40 percent: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) The ozone layer that shields us from the sun's harmful rays has depleted by a record 40 percent over the Arctic, experts have said.The long, cold ... Read more...

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China detects ‘extremely low level radiation’ from Japan


March 29th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China has detected extremely low levels of radioactive material in the air from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.According to a statement issued by China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination ... Read more...

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China says faces no immediate threat from Japan nuke plant’s radioactive leaks


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 22 (ANI): The radioactive leaks from Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant will not have any impact on China over the next three days.The Xinhua news agency quoted a ... Read more...

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2010 warmest year on record: UN weather agency


January 21st, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 21 (IANS) The year 2010 is the warmest year on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, confirming a long-term trend of global warming."We can indeed report that ... Read more...

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IPCC looking for communications manager to tackle crisis situation


December 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is reportedly looking for its first Communications and Media Relations Programme Manager to help it avoid a mismanaged situation like last ... Read more...

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WMO: Moderate to strong La Nina to continue into 2011


October 11th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- Moderate to strong La Niña conditions are now well-established in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, and are likely to continue at least until the first quarter of next year, ... Read more...

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Ozone layer ‘no longer disappearing, will return to full strength by 2048′


September 21st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): UN scientists have confirmed that the ozone layer is no longer disappearing and could be back to full strength by the middle of this century.The phasing out of ... Read more...

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UN agency says Icelandic volcano poses no health threat


April 21st, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that even though the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has been ejecting ash lately it poses no health threat beyond immediate ... Read more...

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Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud disrupts flights across Europe (Second lead)


April 15th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo/London, April 15 (DPA) Air traffic across northern Europe was severely affected Thursday by ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland that forced airports including London's Heathrow airport - Europe's largest hub ... Read more...

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Global Warmings Affect On Hurricanes


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Feb 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to latest scientific researches, due to global warming, the world will get a lesser number of hurricanes than it usually gets, however, the hurricanes ... Read more...

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Tropical Cyclone Oli forms in the South Pacific


February 4th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by BNO News
TAHITI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Cyclone Oli formed about 217 miles (350 kilometers) west of the French Polynesia island of Tahiti, meteorologists said on Thursday.The cyclone developed around 06.00 UTC when it ... Read more...

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Climate negotiators get down to business in Copenhagen


December 8th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 8 (DPA) A group of indigenous people whose livelihoods are threatened by climate change "cleansed the spirit" of negotiators gathered Tuesday for a second day of talks in Copenhagen. The North ... Read more...

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Countries adopt climate data sharing agreement


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 3 (DPA) The members of the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Thursday approved an agreement to set up a global mechanism for sharing information on the climate and weather. The Global ... Read more...

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Britisher claims discovery of new type of cloud


June 5th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A British cloud enthusiast has claimed to have discovered a new type of cloud.According to a report in National Geographic News, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud ... Read more...

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Natural disasters killed more than 220,000 people in 2008


December 30th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A large re-insurance company has determined that natural disasters killed more than 220,000 people in 2008, making it one of the most devastating years on record and ... Read more...

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Polar regions key to understanding climate change: Experts


December 4th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 4 (DPA) Changes taking place in the Arctic and the Antarctica, as well as the unique conditions existing at those ends of the planet, make the polar regions key to ... Read more...

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Greenland experiences extreme summer snowmelt and record melting days


October 9th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new study has analyzed satellite data has revealed extreme summer snowmelt in northern Greenland during the summer of 2008, with large portions of the area subject ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ikes massive sprawl one of meteorologys tough nuts to crack


September 13th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): Scientists have come up with explanations for the massive spread out of hurricane Ike in the US, which has been a big meteorological mystery till now.Hurricane Ike ... Read more...

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Indian American scientist wins top IMO prize


April 1st, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 1 (IANS) Jagadish Shukla, an Indian American scientist, has been awarded the 52nd International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize, for his research on monsoons and establishing a scientific model ... Read more...

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UN urges more investment in weather data


March 25th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, March 25 (DPA) More investment is needed in gathering weather data to better offset the growing risks from extreme weather and climate change, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Cold spell not due to climate change, says expert


February 16th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
By K. Jayaraman Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) Freezing temperatures in Delhi, record snowfall in Kashmir and the biting cold in Mumbai over the last few days is not a result of climate change ... Read more...

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Top 11 warmest years have occurred in the last 13 years


December 14th, 2007 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Top 11 warmest years have all occurred in the last the 13 years, according to preliminary global temperature figures for 2007 released by the University of East Anglia ... Read more...

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Scientists give thumbs down to rainmaking technology


November 23rd, 2007 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Nov.23 (ANI): International scientists have already given rainmaking technology funded by the Australian government the thumbs down, says an adviser to the World Meteorological Organization. But proponents of the technology say the ... Read more...

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Al Gore, U.N. Body Win Nobel Peace Prize


November 14th, 2007 - 2:07 am ICT by admin
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