Tag: El Nino

Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show


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By Kai Kupferschmidt In perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the likely source of a deadly outbreak. Removing the pump handle helped stop its spread. Now, scientists […]

HURRICANE WARNING


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Lack of El Niño to see nations blasted by huge storms THE United States and rest of the Americas will be battered by unusually strong and frequent hurricanes due to the lack of El Niño, meteorologists warn. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 |  GETTY Hurricane season is upon […]

Weak El Nino could bring above-average Atlantic hurricane season


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26th May 2017 Author: Marianne Lehnis A weak or non-existent El Nino could bring another above-normal hurricane season this year, potentially causing significant re/insurance payouts, as Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say weather conditions point towards a hard-hitting Atlantic hurricane season. The chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season […]

Full-Fledged El Nino Increasingly Likely in Second Half 2017


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By John Kemp | May 5, 2017 El Nino conditions are developing across the Pacific with an increasing probability that a full-fledged El Nino episode will occur during the second half of 2017. Pacific equatorial winds have slackened since the start of the year and a characteristic tongue […]

Colombia, Peru disasters show growing risk from ‘coastal El Niño’


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South America is in the grip of an unprecedented climate phenomenon that has unleashed unusually heavy rains and taken a destructive toll. Worse still, it could be several weeks away from abating. Kay Stewart LONDON/LIMA, 5 April 2017 Several countries have declared a state of emergency, including Brazil, […]

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding


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By Angela Fritz March 20 A crowd yells encouragement as a woman trapped by a mudslide near Lima, Peru drags herself out of the flow and attempts to make her way back to dry land. (Reuters) The worst flooding in 20 years is scouring the arid landscape of coastal […]

El Niño Is Fueling One of the Scariest Droughts In Recent History


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Maddie Stone 2/01/16  Imagine if crop yields across the United States dropped more than 50 percent in a single year. It’s difficult to fathom just how catastrophic this would be—but that’s exactly what’s happening in Ethiopia right now, thanks to a deadly, El Niño-fueled drought. The effects of […]