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UN weather agency: scorching heat soon routine

(AP) -- The brutal heat waves that killed thousands of Europeans in 2003 and that choked Russia earlier this year will seem like average summers in the future as the Earth continues to warm, the U.N. weather ...

dateNov 30, 2010 in Environment
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Frail elderly disaster

Planning for emergencies must take into account the growing numbers of frail elderly people who will by virtue of shifting demographics be involved in any natural or manmade disaster, according to US researchers writing in ...

dateMay 18, 2009 in Other
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3Qs: Hot, hot heat

A record-​​breaking heat wave hit the East Coast last week, fol­lowed by a spate of rain and thun­der­storms. Northeastern University news office asked Auroop Gan­guly, an asso­ciate pro­fessor ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Environment
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3Qs: With Sandy, climate change 'loads the dice'

Though it's dif­fi­cult to tie a spe­cific storm like Hur­ri­cane Sandy to the phe­nom­enon of cli­mate change, Auroop Gan­guly, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Environment
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Growth versus global warming

(PhysOrg.com) -- Houses on stilts, small scale energy generation and recycling our dishwater are just some of the measures that are being proposed to prepare our cities for the effects of global warming.

dateOct 12, 2009 in Environment
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Heat waves, storms and blackouts

One of the world's worst blackouts has left more than 620 million people in India without power this week. Here at home, North Americans dealing with record high temperatures this summer have ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

(AP)—America's lifelines—its roads, airports, railways and transit systems—are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to ...

dateNov 22, 2012 in Other
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