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Ophelia

Ophelia

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, September 16, 2005 at 14:15 EDT shows Tropical Storm Ophelia on the extreme northern edge of the image. The storm is expected to move northeast up the East Coast of the United States. Clouds associated with cold...

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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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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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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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Global warming & Katrina 1

More strong Katrina-like hurricanes reported By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of strong hurricanes -- like the devastating Katrina -- significantly increased in the last 35 years, fueled by hotter seas that have been linked to global...

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Water pours in New Orleans

Water pours in New Orleans

Water pours out of pipes connected to pumping stations sucking water out of flooded neighborhoods in New Orleans, Louisiana . Sediment left by receding floodwaters in New Orleans is laden with bacteria and hydrocarbons at levels that may be harmful for...

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US environmental policy

EU Commissioner urges U.S. climate change rethink Source: Reuters LONDON , Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. climate change policy is not succeeding in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, the EU's environment chief said on Saturday. European Union Environment Commissioner...

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Mexico stops using CFCs

Mexico Beats Deadline, Stops Using CFCs By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press Writer MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexico has stopped producing ozone-depleting chemicals four years before a deadline set by an international agreement, the environment secretary...

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climate change & risk of hunger

Climate change raises risk of hunger - scientists By Patricia Reaney DUBLIN (Reuters) - About 50 million more people, most of them in Africa, could be at risk of hunger by 2050 due to climate change and reduced crop yields, scientists predicted on Monday....

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