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August 18, 2016
Can we economically outgrow climate change damages?
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Aug 18, 2016
When hurricanes like Katrina in 2005 or Sandy in 2012 impact on highly populated regions they bring about tremendous damages. More than 50 percent of all weather-related economic losses on the globe are caused by damages due to tropical cyclones. Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now analyzed the magnitude of future hurricane losses in relation to economic growth. Showcasing the United States they found that financial losses per hurricane could triple by the ... read more

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11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana
The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana climbed to 11 on Tuesday as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in 20 parishes of the southeastern US state. ... more
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Tropical storm hits Japan's northeast, hitting transport
A tropical storm dumped rain on Japan's northeast coast Wednesday, prompting cancellations of flights and train services as officials warned of possible landslides and flooding. ... more
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Seven dead, 30,000 rescued in record Louisiana floods
Louisiana faced epic flooding Monday, with seven people killed and thousands evacuated to emergency shelters after waterways in the southern part of the state overflowed their banks. ... more
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'Unprecedented' floods kill at least 3 in southern US
Torrential rains have caused record flooding in parts of the southern United States, officials said on Saturday, with US media reporting at least three deaths. ... more
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Earthquake in Peru kills at least nine: officials
A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least nine people including a US tourist and left 52 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday. ... more
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Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages: officials
Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an AFP photographer said on Sunday. ... more
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Seawalls, coastal forests in Japan help reduce tsunami damage
Researchers who analyzed a history of tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Japan's Tohoku region have learned that seawalls higher than 5 meters reduce damage and death, while coastal forests also pl ... more
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12 dead in Burkina Faso floods
At least 12 people have been killed in Burkina Faso in floods caused by torrential rainstorms, a rescue services official told AFP on Thursday. ... more
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Magma-limestone interaction can trigger explosive volcanic eruptions
In a new study researchers from Sweden and Italy show what happens when magma meets limestone on its way up to the surface. Magma-limestone interaction might help explain why volcanoes like Vesuvius ... more
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More big Atlantic storms forecast for this hurricane season
More storms are expected to roil the Atlantic this hurricane season, with as many as 17 big ones, US officials said Thursday in an updated midseason forecast. ... more
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Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises
Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country. ... more
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Mali floods leave 14 dead in a month
Floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 14 people in Mali over the past month, as well as causing serious damage, the government said Tuesday. ... more
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Javier weakens to tropical depression off Mexico
US weather watchers downgraded a storm off Mexico's Pacific coast to a tropical depression Tuesday and said it should break up into remnants as it moves through the Baja California peninsula. ... more
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Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45
Hundreds of soldiers and rescue workers searched for the missing Monday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Earl triggered landslides in central Mexico that killed at least 45 people. ... more
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First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history
Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4,000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization, researchers said Thursday. ... more
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Flooding, mudslide warning as hurricane aims for Belize
A hurricane gathering force as it swept in from the Caribbean was threatening flooding and mud slides in Belize on Thursday after making landfall in the middle of the night, officials warned. ... more
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Volcanic eruptions in Indonesia in recent days have forced the closure of two airports and disrupted some flights to the holiday island of Bali, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Airport chaos after typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummelled Hong Kong crowded the airport on Tuesday, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China. ... more
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Southern China hunkered down as it braced for Typhoon Nida to make landfall Tuesday, with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert. ... more
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Cleanup in Maryland town after deadly flash floods
Cleanup crews were at work Monday in Ellicott City, Maryland, following dramatic weekend flooding that killed two, swept cars around like driftwood, and destroyed 18th century buildings. ... more
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Volcano spews ash on Mexico City
The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash on swaths of Mexico City and its suburbs on Monday, leaving a thin coat of dust on streets and cars. ... more
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Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes
Tilted pillars, cracked steps, and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India are among the telltale signs that seismologists are using to reconstruct the exte ... more
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11 killed and 30,000 left homeless in Niger floods
Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30,000 left homeless after vast swathes of the country - including arid desert locations - were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said Friday. ... more
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Monsoon-triggered floods kill more than 50 in India
Floods triggered by days of torrential monsoon rains have claimed more than 50 lives in eastern India this week, the country's home minister and reports said Saturday, with millions of people affected by surging waters. ... more
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