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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
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Image: Flooding in Brisbane's suburbs

This astronaut photograph illustrates flooding in the suburbs of Brisbane, Australia, which experienced catastrophic flooding following unusually heavy rain on January 10, 2011.

Jan 19, 2011
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Dozens missing from flooding in Australian valley

(AP) -- Military helicopters searched Tuesday for scores of people missing after a tsunami-like wall of water ripped through an Australian valley, tossing cars like toys in the deadliest episode of a weekslong ...

Jan 11, 2011
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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 ...

Dec 16, 2010
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