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Ancient El Nino clue to future floods

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dramatic climate swings behind both last year's Pakistan flooding and this year’s Queensland floods in Australia are likely to continue as the world gets warmer, scientists predict.

May 26, 2011 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Can big earthquakes disrupt world weather?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland in 1783-84 set off a cascade of catastrophe, spewing sulfuric clouds into Europe and eventually around the world. Poisonous mists and a resulting ...

Apr 29, 2011 3 / 5 (2) 4 | with audio podcast

Climate change hits home

Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour, according to a new research paper published in the first edition of the journal Nature Cl ...

Mar 20, 2011 2.8 / 5 (19) 9 | with audio podcast

Scientists warn of water woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week.

Feb 28, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1