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Fatal floods in Africa

When natural disasters claim human lives, it's important to determine whether the problem is geophysical or cultural. A new study shows that the large upswing in flood deaths in Africa over past decades is ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Measuring climate change action

Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions could have big benefits in the U.S., according to a report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including thousands of avoided deaths ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Environment
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Timing affects hurricane evacuation decisions

In the US, the 2015 hurricane season begins against a backdrop of other recent extreme weather news. Texas floods and Midwest tornadoes remind us of what water and wind can do. We can take comfort from considerable ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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