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At Risk

Flooding Congo River Overwhelms Countries on Both Banks

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 12, 2024 (ENS) – After two months of heavy rain, the waters of the Congo River have risen higher than anyone has seen them in more than 60 years. The flooding rains have claimed more than 300 lives and disrupted 300,000+ households in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and 17 lives in the Republic of the Congo, authorities on both sides of the river said. […]

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AmeriScan

VERMONT: Historic Flood Forces Climate Change Recognition

MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 25, 2023 (ENS) – Following days of unprecedented rainfall in Vermont from July 9 to 11, major river arteries flooded their banks, causing some rivers in the state to measure about 20 feet above normal. “Roughly two months’ worth of rain fell in less than 48 hours,” the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said. […]

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Air/Climate

New U.S. Gov Portal Shows Climate Stressors in Real Time

WASHINGTON, DC, September 9, 2022 (ENS) – Where’s the fire? Where’s the flood? For the first time, an online live climate impact dashboard is allowing people to see extreme weather, drought, wildfire and other climate change hazards that their locations are facing in the short term, with more maps showing how each community could be affected in the future. […]

Air/Climate

World ‘Heading for Climate Disaster,’ UN Chief Warns COP26

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 1, 2021 (ENS) – “The six years since the Paris Climate Agreement have been the six hottest years on record. Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the opening session of COP26 today. “We face a stark choice: Either we stop it — or it stops us.” […]

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Hot, Hotter, Hottest July on Record

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, August 13, 2021 (ENS) – July 2021 was the hottest month ever documented on this planet since recordkeeping began 142 years ago, according to new global data released today by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. […]