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Weather Disasters Costing U.S. Billions This Year

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Mary Wisniewski
Weather Disasters Keep Costing U.S. Billions This Year
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Blizzards. Tornadoes. Floods. Record heat and drought, followed by wildfires.

The first eight months of 2011 have brought strange and destructive weather to the United States.

From the blizzard that dumped almost two feet of snow on Chicago, to killer tornadoes and heat waves in the south, to record flooding, to wildfires that have burned more than 1,000 homes in Texas in the last few days, Mother Nature has been in a vile and costly mood. ... Read more about Weather Disasters Costing U.S. Billions This Year

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Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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alertnet // Laurie Goering
Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert
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LONDON (AlertNet) – Efforts to feed an extra 2 billion people by mid-century could lead to widespread destruction of forests, wetlands and other natural systems that protect and regulate the world’s water, researchers warn.

But finding ways to boost agricultural production while protecting nature could produce big benefits, including reduced poverty and hunger in some of the world’s most fragile countries and hikes in food production that are sustainable beyond 2050. ... Read more about Water systems at risk from growing demand for food - expert

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The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

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JUSTIN GILLIS
The Global Food Crisis, Mapped
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Oxfam, the antihunger group, has been running a campaign to call attention to the global food crisis, its consequences and its potential solutions. ... Read more about The Global Food Crisis, Mapped

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