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White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Damage caused by Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, U.S., Oct. 16, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Read More

Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

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(Reuters) – Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. The aftermath of turbulence is seen on Compass Flight 5763 to Seattle, February 13, 2019 in this still picture obtained from social media video Read More

Australian flooding hits cattle herds, fertilizer output

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s largest fertilizer maker and its biggest listed cattle farmer on Monday warned investors of sizeable losses stemming from floods that engulfed parts of Queensland state, as receding water began to reveal the scale of damage. FILE PHOTO – The Incitec Pivot company fertilizer and explosive chemical plant is pictured at sunset Read More

Drone captures aftermath of catastrophic fatal flooding in Chile

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The president of Chile has officially declared a state of catastrophe following a major flood that killed at least nine people across the northern part of the country. Drone footage filmed over the Atacama desert shows the awful aftermath of the sand-filled flood that destroyed everything in its path, including homes. The floods were triggered Read More

Outback floods likely killed hundreds of thousands of cattle in Australia: PM

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Authorities planned to drop fodder to stranded cattle in Australia’s flooded far north on Friday where vast parts of the outback are under water and livestock losses are estimated in the hundreds of thousands. Stranded cows are seen surrounded by floodwater in Queensland, Australia February 5, 2019 in this still picture obtained Read More

Last year was fourth hottest on record: outlook sizzling – U.N.

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OSLO (Reuters) – Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Read More

Two bodies found after floods in Australia's Queensland

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An aerial view shows flood waters in the suburb of Hyde Park, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, February 4, 2019. AAP Image/Dave Acree/via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities pulled the bodies of two men from a storm water drain during cleanup efforts after catastrophic flooding in the northeastern state of Queensland, police said on Tuesday. Read More

Part of eastern Australia hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. Some residents have already been evacuated after days of monsoon rains lashed the region around the coastal city of Townsville in north Read More

Part of Australia's Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area. Some residents have already been evacuated after days of monsoon rains lashed the region around the coastal city of Townsville, in the Read More

U.S. lawmakers urge Pentagon to revise climate change report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Democratic U.S. lawmakers, including the House armed services committee chairman, on Wednesday urged the Pentagon to revise a report on climate change, saying it omitted required items such as a list of the 10 most vulnerable bases. A digital clock is seen on the wall inside a building at U.S. Central Read More