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Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West, strains power grids
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Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West, strains power grids

The largest wildfire of the year in California, the Beckwourth Complex Fire, was raging near the border with Nevada. It doubled in size between Friday and Saturday.

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – Here’s how you can be more weather-ready
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Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – Here’s how you can be more weather-ready

Apathy and complacency can also be dangerous when it comes to weather-driven disasters.

Climate change causing frequent cyclones as they draw energy from warm waters
India

Climate change causing frequent cyclones as they draw energy from warm waters

Cyclone Tauktae could be the biggest to hit western India in three decades.

India is home to 13 of 20 cities most vulnerable to environmental hazards worldwide: Report
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India is home to 13 of 20 cities most vulnerable to environmental hazards worldwide: Report

More than 400 large cities are at "high" or "extreme" risk due to a mix of pollution, dwindling water supplies, heat waves, natural disasters and climate change.

From locusts to fires: UN warns of growing threats to food systems, livelihoods in agriculture
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From locusts to fires: UN warns of growing threats to food systems, livelihoods in agriculture

Since 2000, disasters have taken a drastic leap in frequency and have continued to occur at a consistently high rate.

Over 4.8 lakh people died due to extreme weather events this century: Analysis
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Over 4.8 lakh people died due to extreme weather events this century: Analysis

Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were among the countries worst-affected by extreme weather events.

Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross
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Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross

The World Disaster Report rated climate change as the greatest global challenge, finding disasters triggered by climate-related events had risen 35% since 1990s

In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
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In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma

The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.

India recorded highest internal displacement of people in 2019; natural disasters overwhelmingly to blame, says UN study
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India recorded highest internal displacement of people in 2019; natural disasters overwhelmingly to blame, says UN study

One in four of all internally displaced persons due to conflict and violence in 2019 – 6.5 million people – were living in the Syrian Arab Republic alone.

A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth
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A decade from space: 13 images that show natural, technological and political changes on Earth

Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.

Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India
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Extreme weather events through 2019: A record-breaking year for climate catastrophe in India

Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.

Social vulnerability to the climate crisis has decreased despite more frequent natural disasters
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Social vulnerability to the climate crisis has decreased despite more frequent natural disasters

Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.

People from war zones more likely to suffer from mental illnesses like depression
science

People from war zones more likely to suffer from mental illnesses like depression

There is a need for mental health support for people who live in long-term war zones as their numbers are significantly higher.

Jeff Bezos's vision for humanity involves hydrogen-powered rockets and rotating habitats
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Jeff Bezos's vision for humanity involves hydrogen-powered rockets and rotating habitats

The first of Blue Origin's tech in Bezos's multi-generational plan to ease humanity into space could be tested this year.

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique: Relief teams scramble to get relief supplies to victims; 400 people killed in storm
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Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique: Relief teams scramble to get relief supplies to victims; 400 people killed in storm

A week after Tropical Cyclone Idai lashed Mozambique with winds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour, the rescue effort rose up a gear but the situation was often chaotic.

Disasters and daily weather affect how people perceive climate change: US poll
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Disasters and daily weather affect how people perceive climate change: US poll

When climate change is a general & personal problem for someone, they seemed to show more ownership.

2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
India

2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms

A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.

Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region
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Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region

Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Legazpi City southeast of Manila while a woman was crushed by another landslide in Bulan town as heavy rains brought by the storm loosened the earth.

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippine island of Mindanao, tsunami warning issued
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6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippine island of Mindanao, tsunami warning issued

The earthquake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines.

Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves
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Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves

Indonesia's disaster agency said it has dispatched helicopters to drop supplies into a handful of hard-to-reach communities along the shattered coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.