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Science Panel: Get Ready for Extreme Weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think of the Texas drought, floods in Thailand and Russia’s devastating heat waves as coming attractions in a warming world. That is the warning from top international climate scientists and disaster experts after meeting in Africa. The panel said the world needs to get ready for more dangerous and “unprecedented extreme weather” caused by global warming. [...]

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FEMA Plans First-Ever Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

On November 9, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System

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Texas Turns Red: Dust Storm Rolls Through Texas South Plains

Monday’s dust storm in the Lone Star State produced striking images and video of day turning to night.

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Drought: A Creeping Disaster

FLOODS, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme natural phenomena have left a trail of destruction during the first half of 2011. But this could be just the start to a remarkable year of bad weather.

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Largest Tornado Outbreak on Record Leaves 45 Dead and Thousands Homeless

Most twisters from a single storm system ever recorded 241 tornadoes in three days make up deadliest U.S. storm since February 2008

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Japan nuclear crisis: First ban on all Japanese food over nuclear worries

India banned all food imports from Japan on Tuesday, the first country to impose a blanket block over radiation from a stricken nuclear plant, as shares in its operator plunged to an all-time low.

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