Category: ENVIRONMENT

Asian, tropical beaches most vulnerable to rising seas: study
ENVIRONMENT

Asian, tropical beaches most vulnerable to rising seas: study

SINGAPORE: Tropical countries will face more coastal flooding from sea level rise due to climate change than other countries, according to new research, which is more than twice the number of people affected. Using land elevation data collected by a satellite-insured laser pulse EarthScientists have identified coastal areas to make them vulnerable to a one-meter […]

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Historic heat wave blasts Pacific Northwest as wildfire threat
ENVIRONMENT

Historic heat wave blasts Pacific Northwest as wildfire threat

PORTLAND: The Pacific Northwest swept Friday and braced for even warmer weather during the weekend as a historic heat wave hit Washington and Oregon, with temperatures expected to be 30 degrees above normal in many areas. Extreme and dangerous heat was expected to break all-time records in cities and towns from eastern Washington state to […]

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‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall
ENVIRONMENT

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

Portland, US: Oregon’s largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. On Sunday it can beat the new issue. Forecasters say many Pacific Northwest communities could be sweating the hottest days in their history as temperatures rise during a heat wave that has left residents scrambling for relief. Stores selling portable air conditioners and […]

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