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Tropical storms to get fiercer as the world warms

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The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Tropical storms are expected to get less frequent but fiercer with climate change (Pic: Flickr/Claudio Accheri)

Turbocharged weather events like Typhoon Nepartak, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy are expected to become more common with climate change

July 18, 2016 — Powerful tropical storms − known variously as cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes − bring death and destruction to huge swathes of the Earth’s surface. And new research suggests that they are likely to become even stronger.  Continue reading Tropical storms to get fiercer as the world warms

Tropical storm kills 6 in China, 8 missing

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AFTER NEPARTAK. A Taiwanese drives past broken electric post caused by super typhoon Nepartak in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, July 9, 2016. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Reports also estimate direct economic losses at 860 million yuan ($129 million)

BEIJING, China (July 11, 2016) — A tropical storm in China left 6 people dead and at least 8 more missing, reports said, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.  Continue reading Tropical storm kills 6 in China, 8 missing

Hong Kong pollution hits highest rating on hottest day of the year

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Passenger planes on the tarmac at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Photo: CNA

Hundreds of flights cancelled or disrupted as super typhoon Nepartak slams Taiwan

July 9, 2016 — Pollution levels across Hong Kong hit the government’s highest rating on the hottest day of the year on Friday, while Taiwan and eastern China continued to feel the force of severe typhoon Nepartak.  Continue reading Hong Kong pollution hits highest rating on hottest day of the year

Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China

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TYPHOON. Taiwanese residents view waves at the coastline as Typhoon Nepartak moves towards Taiwan, at the shoreline of Yilan, Taiwan, July 7, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

One man drowns while 66 others are injured as Nepartak batters Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (July 9, 2016) — Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, July 8, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as the strongest winds in over a century lashed part of the island.  Continue reading Over 15,000 evacuated in Taiwan as typhoon heads to China