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High water on the St. Croix River closed the Stillwater Lift Bridge Monday. Transportation officials say the bridge connecting Minnesota Highway 36 and Wisconsin Highway 64 will be closed to traffic in both directions until further notice. (June 23) Video provided by AP


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Kyrgyzstan: Free from the State Power Grid

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Deutsche Welle (May 28, 2012) — The Central Asian state's high mountains are flecked with glaciers and snowfields. Climate change is causing them to melt faster. Mudslides and floods are threatening the population and its power supply. The country is responding to the new challenge with an awareness-raising campaign. And the sun is being harnessed as a clean and reliable energy source. Hospitals in the country are installing solar panels to cut their reliance on harmful diesel generators during power cuts.
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2012 Marked by Extreme Weather, Arctic Ice Melt: UN

2012 Marked by Extreme Weather, Arctic Ice Melt: UN

AFP (Nov. 29, 2012) — Extreme temperatures, drought, floods and the unprecedented loss of Arctic ice marked global weather in 2012, boosting concern at the march of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says.
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Climate: Morocco a Desert Nation Coping With Climate Change

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) — Both floods and droughts are on the increase in Morocco, and the effects are getting worse and worse. People in largely agricultural areas are among the worst affected. Aid groups in the south and central parts of the country are encouraging them to rethink their ways with innovative projects, so that they can continue living off the land in the future. We traveled around to see what's being done.
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