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Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap

Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality between races in the United States, according to new research from Rice University and the University of ...

date10 hours ago in Social Sciences
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Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket

Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks—the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.

dateJul 29, 2018 in Environment
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Greek fires a tragedy, but not a suprise

Homes built haphazardly among the pines, no evacuation plan, poorly organised emergency services hit hard by austerity: the deadly wildfires around Athens this week may have shocked Greece but few environment experts are ...

dateJul 25, 2018 in Environment
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