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Climate crisis: extremely hot days could double in US, study shows

Amid widespread US heat wave, experts predict dangerous extremes in summer temperatures will only get worse WT24 Desk As the climate crisis progresses, the number of extremely hot days around the US could more than double, according to a peer-reviewed study and report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, The Guardian reports. By mid-century, an average of 36 days a ...

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No respite as monsoon rains pound South Asia

Death toll hits 200 WT24 Desk Heavy monsoon rains across South Asia claimed more lives Wednesday, with the death toll passing 200 as authorities tried to reach stranded villagers cut off by surging floodwaters, AFP reports. The annual deluge is crucial to replenishing water supplies in the impoverished region, but the rains from June to September often turn deadly. Across ...

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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

WT24 Desk Gauhati — Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to over 4 million people in Assam state, officials said, AP reports. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said more than 40,000 soldiers and police ...

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Monsoon flooding in Myanmar forces thousands from their homes

Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of being inundated as the rivers rose, the Department of Disaster Management said. WT24 Desk Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities ...

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50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods

Heavy rains since Thursday have hit several districts in Nepal, especially in the country’s eastern region and the southern plains, affecting thousands. WT24 Desk Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday, AFP reports. Northeast India has also been hit by floods with 11 ...

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Major rivers swelling

Water levels in 79 rivers rise, 11 fall WT24 Desk Water levels at 79 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 11 stations recorded fall, Agencies report. Among the 93 monitored stations, water level at two river station have been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger ...

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10 districts brace for floods

Government prepares to tackle floods in these districts as rivers rise above the danger level due to heavy rains WT24 Desk The government has started preparations to tackle floods with rivers in 10 districts of the country flowing above the danger level due to heavy rains, Agencies report. Relief in the form of 17,500 metric tonnes of rice, 50,000 packets ...

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10,000 families marooned

Teesta crosses danger mark WT24 Desk LALMONIRHAT: As many as 10,000 families are marooned as low-lying and char lands of Teesta and Dharla rivers have been flooded by last four days’ downpour and onrush of water from upstream, Agencies report. Water in Teesta was flowing above 2 centimeters of the danger level on Thursday.   At 6am, the river’s water ...

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Thousands of wild animals seized in smuggling crackdown

Nearly 600 arrests in Interpol operation that nets primates, big cats, birds and reptiles WT24 Desk Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol has said, AFP reports. Covering 109 countries, the operation was carried out in coordination with the ...

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Glacial melting in Antarctica may become irreversible

Thwaites glacier is likely to thaw and trigger 50cm sea level rise, US study suggests WT24 Desk Antarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melting will accelerate and become irreversible even if global heating eases, research suggests, The Guardian reports. A Nasa-funded study found instability in the Thwaites glacier meant there would probably come a point when it was impossible to ...

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