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Source: The Guradian

California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

16-Feb-2019

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year.

The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind across the US west into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California and southern Oregon a day earlier.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can't humans see the writing on the wall?

16-Feb-2019

It is about taking responsibility for human action, helping frontline communities solve a complicated economic and cultural challenge, and doing what we can to help species whose survival is imperiled by our lack of foresight.

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call. I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal Springs, Florida, looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter.

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Source: The Guradian

US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows

16-Feb-2019

A new study attempts to quantify those losses, as coastal communities around the country brace for more tidal flooding as warmer temperatures increase sea levels.

Published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, the study estimates that eight shops in Annapolis saw about 3,000 fewer visitors and up to $172,000 less in revenue in 2017 when flooding closed the nearby parking lot. “We typically think about climate change in terms of extreme events like hurricanes and wildfires, but it actually causes impacts in all sorts of other ways,” said co-author Miyuki Hino of Stanford University.

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Source: DW

Zimbabwe: Several miners plucked from flooded gold mine

Sunday 18:09 GMT

Rescuers in Zimbabwe have pulled nine miners — all of them under 24 years-old — alive from a flooded gold mine where more than 60 people have been trapped for three days, state television said on Saturday.

The tragedy has shone a light on the risks run by illegal gold miners, who last year contributed a large part of Zimbabwe's record 33-ton (30,000 kilograms) bullion output. Zimbabwe has been mired in a deep economic crisis since the late 1990s leading to waves of hyperinflation that hasleft much of the population in poverty.

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Source: Fox News

Winter storm to bring snow, icy mix, flooding concerns for up to 200 million Americans

Wednesday 12:41 GMT

A developing storm system is forecast to bring major impacts across two-thirds of the country heading into the middle of the week, bringing the threat of heavy snow and ice from the Midwest to the Northeast in addition to flooding in parts of the South.

The winter storm will bring moderate to "locally heavy" snow to the Great Plains and Midwest, with winter storm warnings being posted for parts of Iowa and Minnesota stretching east through the Chicago area.


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