Natural disasters and extreme weather

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‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone
As another severe tropical storm hits Mozambique, people still struggling to rebuild lives destroyed by 2019’s Cyclone Idai tell their stories

Sally Williams

02, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'It was a feeling of terror: when will the water stop?': Britain's flood victims, six months on
In the weeks before lockdown, thousands had their lives upturned as storms submerged vast areas of the UK. What happened next?

Simon Usborne

29, Aug, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Hurricane Laura: storm to bring 'unsurvivable surge' of destruction to US Gulf coast
Half a million people have been ordered to evacuate as storm is predicted to reach Texas and Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane Wednesday evening

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans and Adam Gabbatt in New York

26, Aug, 2020 @4:21 PM

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‘Wake-up call’: wildfires tear through drought-plagued US south-west
Hot, dry conditions make Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah fertile ground for enormous blazes

Cody Nelson in Santa Fe, New Mexico

26, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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California fires: firefighters work to contain two of the largest blazes as 7,000 others burn – as it happened
LNU Lightning Complex and SCU Lightning Complex fires partially contained, after seven people have died in fires

Kari Paul (now) and Adam Gabbatt (earlier)

26, Aug, 2020 @12:40 AM

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‘Next fire season is already upon us’: NSW to adopt all recommendations of bushfire inquiry report
Report finds climate change ‘clearly played a role’ in conditions that led up to Australia’s 2019-2020 fires, which were so extreme, traditional firefighting methods often failed

Lisa Cox

25, Aug, 2020 @4:02 AM

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Wildfires raging across California 'historic' – as it happened
About 650 fires are burning in California, ignited by nearly 12,000 lightning strikes across the state and accelerated by a record-breaking heatwave

Vivian Ho (now) and Adam Gabbatt (earlier)

25, Aug, 2020 @1:27 AM

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Last Australian fire season was terrible it changed everything (and nothing) | First Dog on the Moon
Remember living in thick smoke for months at a time? Everyone should be used to wearing masks by now whether it is for smoke or coronavirus

First Dog on the Moon

24, Aug, 2020 @7:35 AM

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‘An impossible choice’: farmworkers pick a paycheck over health despite smoke-filled air
Workers who pick our fruits and vegetables are out in the field through wildfire, pandemic, drought or storm, putting their health in jeopardy

Vivian Ho in San Francisco

23, Aug, 2020 @7:47 PM

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Fire and pestilence, flood and wind, the personal is political: Trump must go | Robert Reich
Americans face existential challenges. The president has done nothing to help and much to make things worse

Robert Reich

23, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Could the US and Caribbean be heading for their worst hurricane season?
Experts say they are concerned as two potential hurricanes head north – and coronavirus is complicating matters

Alex Dick-Read in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

22, Aug, 2020 @9:00 AM

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'We are struggling': California under strain as fires burn area the size of Rhode Island – as it happened
Wildfires in California which have displaced tens of thousands of people and killed at least six people, in the midst of a heatwave and a pandemic

Sam Levin in Los Angeles and Maanvi Singh in Oakland

22, Aug, 2020 @12:17 AM

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