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November 27, 2014
'At least 8 dead, 24 missing' in Morocco storms
Rabat (AFP) Nov 23, 2014
At least eight people were killed and 24 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the authorities said on Sunday. It said the "exceptional" storms swept across the regions of Guelmim, Agadir, Ouarzazate and Marrakesh, and a search was under way for the missing. The Arabic-language dailies Al Massae and Al Ahdath gave death tolls of 16 and 22 dead respectively. Some 130 all-terrain rescue vehicles and 335 Zodiac inflatables and other boats were being used, t ... read more

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Black weekend as storms lash Italy, Switzerland, France
At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into buildings on either side of the Swiss-Italian border Sunday, a day after floods in southern France killed five people. ... more
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Analysing heat waves - new index allows predicting their magnitude
JRC scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves, in cooperation with colleagues from five research organisations. According to the index projections, under the worst ... more
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When the isthmus is an island: Madison's hottest, and coldest, spots
As Dane County begins the long slide into winter and the days become frostier this fall, three spots stake their claim as the chilliest in the area. One is a cornfield in a broad valley and two are ... more
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Tornado clusters to happen more often in the U.S.
A new study shows that tornadoes are changing their behavior pattern to occur in clusters or swarms, increasing the potential for mass destruction. ... more
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New satellite-borne weather warning system delivered
A satellite-borne system for earlier warnings of severe storm development, including tornadoes, has been delivered to the U.S. government. ... more
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Eastern China set for record-hot summers: study
By 2024, more than half of summers in eastern China will be as hot as in 2013, when the region was hit by a record-busting heatwave and devastating drought, a study said Sunday. ... more
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Japan puts new weather satellite into space
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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Winter is coming: British weather set to become more unsettled
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
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide
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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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Beer shortage and heatwave spells misery for Cubans
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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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