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Japan floods death toll rises to 20

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SWOLLEN RIVER. This video screenshot provided by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017.

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters, but many remain stranded

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 10, 2017) — The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan’s south has risen to 20, local media reported Sunday, July 9, as rescue teams continued their search for survivors. Continue reading Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing

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This video screenshot provided by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 6, 2017) — At least 15 people are missing after huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan, tearing up roads as roiling waters surged through villages, authorities said, after unprecedented rainfall. Continue reading Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing

Landfalling typhoons getting stronger – study

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Super Typhoon Haiyan South of Tacloban, 22:30Z, November 7, 2013. Image courtesy NOAA

Storms that make landfall in East and Southeast Asia are becoming more intense compared to those that stay in the open ocean, a study shows

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The northwest Pacific region, the area that includes East and Southeast Asia, has been seeing stronger typhoons making landfall in the past 4 decades, scientists found out.  Continue reading Landfalling typhoons getting stronger – study

March temperature smashes 100-year global record

Average global temperature was 1.07°C hotter – beating last month’s previous record increase

April 18, 2016 — The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month.

February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, and was described by scientists as a “shocker” and signalling “a kind of climate emergency”. But data Continue reading March temperature smashes 100-year global record