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No End in Sight for Severe British Floods

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British Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency meeting to discuss response to the worsening floods throughout Britain, which are forcing some residents to evacuate. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP


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Shade Trees and Mangroves Climate Change in the South Pacific

Shade Trees and Mangroves Climate Change in the South Pacific

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 6, 2012) The Pacific island nation Vanuatu is running out of time. The indigenous inhabitants are already suffering from floods, cyclones, coastal erosion and water shortages. And climate researchers say the extreme weather will increase and sea levels will continue to rise. Most members of the indigenous population depend on natural resources from farming, forestry and fishing. Now climate change is endangering the livelihoods of the islands' inhabitants. Since 2009, Germany has been funding educational measures for politicians and journalists, and has kick-started several projects for the local rural population. On the main island, Efate, for example, new more robust vegetable varieties are being cultivated, as well as shade trees with nitrogen-fixing properties.
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Kyrgyzstan: Free from the State Power Grid

Kyrgyzstan: Free from the State Power Grid

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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