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Earth & Energy Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders

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Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

Extreme weather events are the most likely and most severe threat facing humanity in 2018, according to the new Global Risks Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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2017 Shatters Records With $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters

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Mon, 01/08/2018 (All day)

The nation’s third-hottest year on record is now officially its costliest for billion-dollar natural disasters.

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‘These Storms Are Just Crazy’: Craft Beer Brewers Feel Effects Of Climate Change

Published: 
Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Hurricane Irene’s march through Vermont’s Mad River Valley in 2011 tore down bridges and turned roads to rubble in towns like Waterbury. The storm littered businesses and city offices with debris and sewage, and damaged close to 100 homes.

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Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What's the link between climate change and natural disasters?

Published: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 (All day)

California is contending with some of the deadliest fires in state history as wildfires burn across the western United States.

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Here's the nightmare scenario at Oroville Dam that officials are fighting to prevent

Published: 
Wed, 02/15/2017 (All day)

Any dam engineer would be terrified of this nightmare scenario — the possible collapse of a retaining wall in California’s second largest reservoir.