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On our radar: India’s warmest year on record

2010 was India’s warmest year since 1901. If global emission levels aren’t lowered, by 2100 they could reach those of 30 million years ago. Floodwaters in Australia could harm the corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Natural disasters affected 430 million people in China last year. GR

 
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Climate panel announces reforms

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just adopted several changes aimed at improving transparency and the quality of its reports. The steps include a better review process, fuller inclusion of alternate views, and acknowledging uncertainty and controversy. GR

 
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Mississippi River Flooding

Published on May 13, 2011 by in Observed, Science

The Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee, fed by torrential rains, may reach flood stage tonight, threatening the worst flooding since 1927. Still, today’s levees are higher and stronger than they were then, so the havoc it wreaks may not be as devastating as in the past. Also, only light rain is predicted over the next

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Severe weather

Published on May 3, 2011 by in Observed, Science

Over the past few weeks, there have been several outbreaks of have impacted many areas of the country.  From the Midwest to the Southeast, severe thunderstorms have produced hail, damaging winds, and have spawned deadly tornadoes.   The most recent outbreak occurred this past weekend, where one storm produced a tornado that ripped across the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan

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