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Heatwave in Europe

Heatwave makes plants warm planet By Richard Black Environment Correspondent, BBC News website A new study shows that during the 2003 heatwave, European plants produced more carbon dioxide than they absorbed from the atmosphere. They produced nearly a...

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Global warming in Greenland

Global warming, eroding glaciers alarm Greenlanders By Jan M. Olsen The Associated Press ILULISSAT, Greenland — The gargantuan chunks of ice breaking off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thundering into an Arctic fjord make a spectacular sight. But to...

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the strength of hurricanes

Hurricanes are getting stronger, study says The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s, according to a study by researchers at the...

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Katrina and a dog alive

Katrina and a dog alive

A dog stands on a flooded street of the ninth area in New Orleans September 18, 2005. The death toll from Hurricane Katrina climbed to 883 on Sunday after Louisiana officials raised the number of confirmed fatalities in that state to 646, up from 579...

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Katrina and the rescued dog

Katrina and the rescued dog

Miami-Dade rescuers feed water to a dog belonging to 39-year-old Reyne Johnson, who was freed from his home in New Orleans Parish, in New Orleans , September 18, 2005. Johnson, afraid to come out of his home, had been holed up with his dog since Hurricane...

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Global warming & Katrina

Did Global Warming Boost Katrina's Fury? Experts: Rise in Temperature Added More Water to Storm's Surge Sept. 14, 2005 — If Katrina had struck the Gulf Coast just three decades earlier, the results might have been quite different. It would have still...

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Pipes pump in Louisana

Pipes pump in Louisana

Large pipes pump water from flooded neighborhoods into the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in new Orleans, Louisiana September 15, 2005. The canal carries possibly contaminated floodwaters into both Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River . All the...

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Katrina & contamination

Oil spills along Miss. River contained: Coast Guard By Frank McGurty BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - All the oil spilled in six major Louisiana incidents after Hurricane Katrina has been contained and almost none of it flowed directly into the Mississippi...

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