Extreme weather

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Larger than usual snowpack in California gives hope of reprieve in drought
Extreme weather filled the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides roughly a third of the state’s water supply

Gabrielle Canon

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Why does Australia get so many storms in summer?
Meteorologists forecast more storms and heavy rain to come over south-east, as western Sydney records more than 100,000 lightning strikes

Donna Lu Science reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @12:30 AM

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Did a lightning strike change the course of Mary Anning’s life?
Girl from poor family who became famed fossil collector had near-death experience aged 15 months

Jeremy Plester

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Japan and North Korea sound warning as deadly cold snap sweeps across Asia
Extreme weather kills at least one person in Japan and more than 100 in Afghanistan while parts of China hit record low temperatures

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Jan, 2023 @6:15 AM

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‘Inside we are all struggling’: storm-bruised California begins recovery
The long road to rebuilding is just beginning in the rain-pummeled state as assessments reveal damage worth millions

Gabrielle Canon in Santa Cruz

21, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Hottest day of 2022 saw 638 more deaths than normal in England
Experts call major spike in deaths on 19 July and following day ‘extraordinary data’ and a wake-up call over dangers of extreme heat

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @6:36 PM

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Saved by a rainy day? Californians ‘harvest’ water during historic storms
Faced with a sudden influx of water, residents of drought-struck California ask how to keep it around for good

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

19, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Long way around: Australian man’s epic 5,000km detour to get his car back home
After the way home was cut off by floods, Chris English set off on an alternative route further than driving from Madrid to Moscow

Elias Visontay

19, Jan, 2023 @3:44 AM

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Could the return of El Niño in 2023 take us above 1.5C of warming? – podcast
Scientists have predicted the return of the El Niño climate phenomenon later this year. Its arrival will result in even higher global temperatures and supercharged extreme weather events. Ian Sample speaks to environment editor Damian Carrington about what we can expect from El Niño and whether we’re prepared

Presented by Ian Sample with Damian Carrington, produced by Holly Fisher, sound designed by Solomon King, and executive produced by Ellie Bury

19, Jan, 2023 @12:05 AM

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Spate of natural disasters takes a toll on Australians’ mental health, survey finds
Climate-induced extreme weather has damaged people and communities as much as buildings and land, researchers say

Donna Lu

18, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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California storm death toll climbs to 20 as deluge begins to subside
Nine powerful atmospheric rivers delivered about 24.5tn gallons of water across the state, causing over $1bn worth of damage

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

17, Jan, 2023 @10:03 PM

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‘Dangerous flash flooding’ warning for North Queensland regions – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

17, Jan, 2023 @7:43 AM

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