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Heavy rains sent rivers and streams over their banks, flooding low-lying areas in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. In Philadelphia, the Office of Emergency Management is working on both a residential and commercial corridor damage assesment. (May 1) Video provided by AP


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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 15, 2013) — Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt. Tomorrow Today decided to investigate and visited climate researchers at the University of Hamburg. They're looking at the role of the oceans in climate change, and say sea levels continue to rise each year.
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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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Celebrities Fight to Stop Climate Change

Celebrities Fight to Stop Climate Change

Celeb TV (Oct. 23, 2013) — Celebrities and politicians are joining together to change the planet. Former Vice President Al Gore is doing his part for the planet with 24 Hours Of Reality. Joining together with the Climate Reality Project, 24 Hours Of Reality aims to stop the clock for one full day to bring focus to climate change caused by carbon pollution. The live broadcast features celebrities, artists, economists and more as they discuss the ways that carbon affects the planet as well as solutions for the problem. Included in the broadcast is Mana, who is the first Latin band to join the celebrity roster for the event. Telemundo is also supporting the event by creating a PSA featuring an all-star cast. The 24 hours of reality for the Climate Reality Project will go through October 23rd.
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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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