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Flooded street in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Photo: LaShawn Pagan.

Puerto Rico's years of unseasonal rain

La Shawn Pagán
| 7th January 2014
The world's weather news is dominated by storms in Europe and extreme cold in North America. But as La Shawn Pagán reports, Puerto Rico has just had 85 inches of rain in one month, and its three wettest years ever,

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Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: a perfect storm of corruption and neglect

Doracie Zoleta-Nantes
| 13th November 2013
Why did Typhoon Haiyan wreak such havoc on the Philippines? In a country that sees 20 tropical storms every year, it would be natural to expect some form of planning for such disasters. But a neglectful government distracted by political chaos meant Filipinos received little warning of the coming storm.

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Typhoon Haiyan: the shape of things to come?

Peter Hannam
Sydney Morning Herald
| 12th November 2013
Extreme storm events such as super typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines on Friday, are more likely in the future as the build-up of greenhouse gases warms the planet, scientists say.

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Three positive reports hammer home wind message

Eifion Rees
| 13th July 2009
Inconsistent wind is no impediment to the generation of electricity by turbines, three separate reports have concluded, as well as showing that the National Grid is more than able to cope with increased investment in wind energy

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Weather forecast

14th November 2007
Catastrophic wildfires, hurricanes and intensive rainfall will increase in frequency as climate change takes hold, warned a respected scientist last night.

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Weather Report

Merlin Sheldrake
| 1st July 2007
With floods in the north of England and no summer in sight what has happened to the weather? Merlin Sheldrake tries to make sense of a record-breaking year for the setting of weather records

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