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October 22, 2014
New satellite-borne weather warning system delivered
Palo Alto, Calif. (UPI) Oct 16, 2014
A satellite-borne system for earlier warnings of severe storm development, including tornadoes, has been delivered to the U.S. government. The system is called the Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument. It was produced by Lockheed Martin and will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite missions, known as the GOES-R Series. "GLM will have the potential to save lives by using lightning as a reliable ... read more

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Japan put a new weather satellite into space Tuesday in the hope it can improve the forecasting of typhoons and detect volcanic gas plumes. ... more
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For Colombia's Wiwa, revered lightning takes deadly toll
Deep in northern Colombia's mountains, an isolated community of indigenous Wiwa people struggled Tuesday to comprehend why 11 of their own were struck dead by a bolt of lightning during a tribal ceremony. ... more
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US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan
Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan Monday, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three US military officials out to sea in another stark reminder of the country's vulnerability to nature. ... more
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Lightning kills 11 indigenous in remote Colombia
Lightning struck dead 11 Colombians and injured 15 others during a meeting of indigenous Wiwa spiritual leaders in a remote mountainous area in the country's north, the government said Monday. ... more
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Human-caused climate change blamed for some heat waves
Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, scientists said Monday. ... more
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Storms damage Phoenix airport
Severe storms hit Phoenix's international airport on Saturday, briefly grounding flights, the airport announced on Twitter. ... more
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Woman dies in flood as storms lash southern France
A woman died after falling into a swollen river in France on Wednesday, the interior minister said, as heavy storms battered the south. ... more
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British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield. The new research, pub ... more
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Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50: police
The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors. ... more
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UM Research Improves Temperature Modeling Across Mountainous Landscapes
New research by University of Montana doctoral student Jared Oyler provides improved computer models for estimating temperature across mountainous landscapes. The work was published in the Int ... more
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide
Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives. ... more
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide
Huge landslides in western Japan have killed at least 39 people and left rescuers scrambling to find another seven still missing, authorities said Wednesday, after a wall of mud smashed into their homes. ... more
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Four dead, several missing in Japan landslides
At least four people have been killed and several more are missing as heavy rain triggered landslides in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, rescuers said Wednesday, while local media reported the death toll has reached seven. ... more
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New research links tornado strength, frequency to climate change
New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Publish ... more
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India searches for 600 missing fishermen after storm
India's coast guard was on Monday launching a search for some 600 fishermen who have not made contact after a storm overnight in the Bay of Bengal, an official said. ... more
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Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised
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One killed, several hurt as lightning strikes Venice Beach
At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured Sunday when freak lightning struck the bustling Venice Beach of southern California, officials said. ... more
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Heatstroke kills three in Japan, thousands hospitalised
Sweltering temperatures across Japan have left at least three people dead and 3,000 others taken to hospital with heatstroke in the course of a week, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Mudslides kill 14 in southwest China, 11 missing
Fourteen people were killed and 11 others are still missing after mudslides swept through two villages in southwest China on Monday following days of heavy rain, state news agency Xinhua reported. ... more
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China lightning, floods and landslides leave dozens dead
Dozens of people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said. ... more
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Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China
At least 20 people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said. ... more
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