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Extreme weather

Extreme weather linked to climate change, from worsening hurricanes and cyclones to more droughts, floods and heatwaves, is causing problems around the world. What can be done to cope?


Climate damage to Pakistan's cotton crop ripples through economy Imran Mukhtar
'Food shocks' increasing in frequency over last five decades Kate Ryan
Big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia Rina Chandran
Rising US losses from strong storms flag need for protection Anna Scholz-Carlson
In storm-hit Yemen, 'sin' blamed for surging climate losses Saeed Al-Batati
'Now I'm nothing': Zimbabwe floods leave local traders destitute Ray Mwareya
As unusual drought hits eastern Nepal, farmers migrate to get by Aadesh Subedi
Danger lingers two years after Colombia's deadly Mocoa landslide Anastasia Moloney
Overlooked U.S. border shantytowns face threat of gathering storms Ellen Wulfhorst
Floods leave Haitian farmers struggling in Irma's wake - U.N. Anastasia Moloney
Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India's urban sprawl Rina Chandran
Nigel and Margot replace Harvey and Irma after hurricane season Imogen Wilson
Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province Reuters
Hurricane rains 15 percent worse due to climate change Sebastien Malo
Puerto Rico's fragile economy dealt new blow by Maria Reuters
Beyond Harvey: deadly floods bring havoc to Africa, Asia Anna Pujol-Mazzini
Bangladesh's fishermen struggle as cyclone threat grows Rafiqul Islam
Heatwave threatens to slash harvests in drought-hit Zimbabwe Lungelo Ndhlovu
Texas city loses water, 44 dead, thousands of survivors rescued Reuters
Rich and poor struggle to shoulder losses from devastating storms Megan Rowling
U.S. losses from hurricanes set to soar by 2100 - researchers Alex Whiting
Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean Sebastien Malo
For survivors of Fiji's deadly cyclone, mental scars linger Laurie Goering
Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect millions Gopal Sharma and Zarir Hussain
Bangladesh declares lightning strikes a disaster as deaths surge Syful Islam
From floods to fires, Russia sees stronger climate impacts Angelina Davydova
Karachi opens heat relief centres in bid to cut death toll Aamir Saeed
Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks Laurie Goering
Fickle rains torture Madagascar's drought-stricken south Katie Nguyen
Unusual heat bakes Sri Lanka's chicken industry Amantha Perera
Climate data since Vikings cast doubt on more wet, dry extremes Reuters
Rising heat at work is major new climate threat - U.N. Alex Whiting
India's Odisha readies pioneering plan to combat deadly heat Manipadma Jena
Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding Reuters
Malawi drought brings fresh misery, hunger to flood survivors Mabvuto Banda
Deluges increasing in world's wettest and driest regions - study Reuters
After drought in Papua New Guinea, floods, mudslides hit thousands Alisa Tang
Every year could bring a heat wave if climate change continues Megan Rowling
In Peru, droughts give way to floods as climate change looms Reuters
Tanzanians evicted from flood-prone city areas have nowhere to go Kizito Makoye
Atlantic, Caribbean storms more destructive as temperatures rise Sebastien Malo
India army on war footing to rescue flood survivors Reuters
Balkan nations among those hit hardest by climate impacts in 2014 Megan Rowling
Weather disasters occur almost daily, becoming more frequent - UN Reuters
Scientists predict drier Horn of Africa as climate warms Megan Rowling
As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasts Aamir Saeed
Pakistan morgues run out of space as heat wave kills over 1,000 Reuters
Flood-hit Cameroon to demolish low-lying urban homes Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Heat wave deaths in Pakistan's financial hub reach 780 Reuters
Asian island states face more intense climate events: analysts Joseph D'Urso
India doctors' leave cancelled as heat wave kills 1,100 Reuters
More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India Thomson Reuters Foundation
Global warming to blame for most heat extremes - study Reuters
Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area Reuters
As more flooding looms, Kashmir remains vulnerable to disaster Athar Parvaiz
Stronger thunderstorms driving rise in tropical rainfall - study Kyle Plantz
Storms like US blizzard may get stronger but less frequent-study Reuters
Severe La Nina weather events in Pacific may double due to warming Reuters
Mobile technology helps Sri Lanka cope with climate change Chris Arsenault
Some climate change impacts unavoidable - World Bank Reuters
Bolt from the blue: warming climate may fuel more lightning Reuters
Weather forecasters predict better services for women Michelle Leslie
Sandy's silver lining: clean water in polluted Long Island bay Reuters
Drought drives 42 percent crash in crop production in Sri Lanka Amantha Perera
Companies woefully unprepared for climate events - S&P Reuters
Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather Megan Rowling
Scientists say greenhouse gases likely worsen California drought Reuters
Kashmir flood disaster worsened by risks being ignored - experts Ashutosh Sharma
Questions raised about planning as floods again swamp Pakistan Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Regional system puts Africa on map of space-based climate tracking Kagondu Njagi
Monsoon floods hit north India, 200 villages under water Reuters
Colombia braces for El Nino-related drought Anastasia Moloney
Southern Hemisphere's cycle of storms fits pattern - study Reuters
Strong El Nino years to double, scientists say Santiago Ortega Arango
Hailstorms lead to surge in farmer suicides in Central India Shuriah Niazi
Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise Reuters
Heat extremes increase despite warming hiatus - scientists Reuters
Wettest winter in England, Wales, for almost 250 yrs Reuters
Opinion
Can extreme weather kill tradition? Saleem Shaikh
Extreme weather deepens crisis for Kashmir's nomadic tribes Ashutosh Sharma
Worse extreme weather may bring 'permanent emergencies' Laurie Goering
Preparing for drought cheaper than waiting for it - UN agencies Megan Rowling
Opinion
Ahmedabad leads the battle on extreme heat Frances Beinecke, NRDC
Erosion a huge contributor to flood disasters – experts Santiago Ortega Arango
As extreme weather hits harvests, food buffers could help Amantha Perera
Could big bills from extreme weather drive climate action? Laurie Goering
Urbanisation, extreme weather raise disaster risk in Arab region Chelsea Diana
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