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Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

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Waves crash against the seawall in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

At least eight reported killed as unprecedented hurricane continues towards Haiti, Cuba, and possibly Florida, leaving devastation in its wake

September 7, 2017 — The death toll from Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has risen to eight as the category 5 storm advanced across the northern Caribbean towards the US mainland on early Thursday morning. Continue reading Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left

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Meltwater forms a pool at Montana’s glacier national park, where scientists have revealed dramatic levels of shrinkage. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

Warming climate makes it ‘inevitable’ that contiguous US will lose all of its glaciers within decades, according to scientists

May 11, 2017 — It’s now “inevitable” that the contiguous United States will lose all of its glaciers within a matter of decades, according to scientists who have revealed the precipitous shrinkage of dozens of glaciers in Montana. Continue reading US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left