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Our Voice: As facts finally spill out, size of Keystone oil leak should sound alarms

For a brief moment in time, Amherst, South Dakota, was the center of the media world. The national and international (and local) media descended on the small Marshall County town, and planes flew overhead to get a look at the massive oil spill Nov. 16.

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Young Adds Her Voice to Opposition to Proposed Fracking Waste Treatment Facility

OLEAN, NY – Citing possible health and environmental threats,the Seneca Nation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are urging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to deny a …

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Can cities get smarter about extreme weather? – The Apopka Voice


The Apopka Voice

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?
The Apopka Voice
This is already causing problems: Outdated knowledge systems have exacerbated recent disasters and contributed to growing financial losses from extreme weather, which have exceeded US$ 110 billion in the U.S. this year alone. Discussions around …

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Haiti Tops Index of Nations Worst-hit by Extreme Weather in 2016 – Voice of America


Voice of America

Haiti Tops Index of Nations Worst-hit by Extreme Weather in 2016
Voice of America
Haiti, which was hit last year by its strongest hurricane in 50 years, has been ranked the country worst-affected by extreme weather in 2016, in an index published on Thursday. Zimbabwe, which suffered severe drought followed by floods, came second.
India sixth most vulnerable country facing extreme weather events: ReportEconomic Times
524 000 people killed by extreme weather in last 20 years – reportIndependent Online
Over 528000 died in last two decades due to extreme weather events; low-income nations most affectedDown To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

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Our Voice: Keep Spink County oil spill in perspective

Let’s all take a deep breath. In early April, there was a minor crude oil leak at the Dakota Access Pipeline pump station in Spink County. Two barrels — about 84 gallons — were spilled, but pipeline officials say the oil was caught in a containment …
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Another voice: Extreme weather like the Louisiana floods should serve as a warning – Tampabay.com

Another voice: Extreme weather like the Louisiana floods should serve as a warning
Tampabay.com
The warming of the globe, spurred by humanity's dependence on fossil fuels, is weighting the dice, as scientists often put it, in favor of increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather phenomena. Extremely high temperatures are the easiest to

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UN Envoy: Drought-hit Honduras Needs New Approach to Tackle Extreme Weather – Voice of America


Voice of America

UN Envoy: Drought-hit Honduras Needs New Approach to Tackle Extreme Weather
Voice of America
Honduras is highly vulnerable to extreme weather linked to climate change like hurricanes, floods and drought, while unequal access to land, deforestation and soil degradation has exacerbated the impact of El Nino on rural areas, experts say. The

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NASA: Big Antarctica Ice Shelf Is Disintegrating – Voice of America


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NASA: Big Antarctica Ice Shelf Is Disintegrating
Voice of America
A huge section of Antarctica's ice shelf is rapidly thawing, according to a just-released study by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The loss of ice from polar caps is slowly but steadily raising the level of the Earth's oceans
NASA study reveals Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf thinning rapidlyClarksville Online
Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf Likely To Disintegrate Completely By End Of Tech Times
NASA warning about Antarctica ice shelfPioneer News
Vox –RYOT
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Antarctica meltdown likely to speed up soon – Summit County Citizens Voice


Summit County Citizens Voice

Antarctica meltdown likely to speed up soon
Summit County Citizens Voice
Climate researchers need to understand temperature trends in Antarctica to better predict how fast the ice will melt and raise global sea level. But the study concluded that the uncertainties in the temperature trends over Antarctica are larger than

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Extreme Weather Tied to Climate Change, Not Recent US Snow Event – Voice of America


Voice of America

Extreme Weather Tied to Climate Change, Not Recent US Snow Event
Voice of America
Higgins says scientists are beginning to relate those global patterns to extreme weather events, like heat waves in Europe, heavy rainfall in Asia and drought that is gripping Australia, Africa and California, which is suffering its most severe drought

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