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Coverage of floods since July 16, 2024.

Warmer temperatures could affect strawberry crops and increase prices: UW study

"...This research shows how climate change can directly impact the foods we love, emphasizing the importance of sustainable farming practices to maintain a stable food supply for everyone, said Dr. Poornima Unnikrishnan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at Waterloo in a press release. Some methods include shade structures for crops and optimized irrigation for crops during heatwaves..."

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Forest fire at New Jersey military base 80% contained after overnight rain

"...Heavy rainfall is still on the minds of many on Wednesday, as clean up continues from a massive downpour this week. The middle to lower portion of the Grand River watershed got hit the worst, according..."

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GRCA says flooding threshold not met in Waterloo Region; no flood warning needed

"...She tells CityNews 570, flooding thresholds were not reached across the tri-city area of the Grand River Watershed..."

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Germany to impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters

"...BERLIN (AP) Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters, a response to incidents such as disruptive protests by climate activists..."

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Water rescues underway in Arkansas after a new wave of storms across US and Canada

"...YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) Water rescues were underway Wednesday in Arkansas after a new wave of severe storms that have pummeled a vast swath of the U. S..."

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Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

"...The survey released Wednesday found 56 per cent had seen profits affected last year by extreme weather events made more likely by climate change, whether it was forest fires, flooding or extreme heat..."

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Some relief from the heat is on the way

"...Environment Canada's heat warnings remain in effect for much of the province, including here in HRM, where temperatures felt like they were expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius Wednesday afternoon..."

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In the news today: Premiers wrap up in Halifax, flood damage and insurance coverage

"...Torrential rain hit Toronto and the surrounding area on Tuesday, flooding a major highway and a key transit hub amid rainfall warnings for much of southern Ontario..."

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European Commission didn't provide enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals, EU court says

"...Most of Nova Scotia remains in the grips of a summer heat wave that will again see humidex values in the mid-30s on Wednesday. Environment Canada's heat warnings remain in effect for much of the province,..."

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Military helicopter rescues man from Toronto creek

"...A man had to be airlifted to safety after being stranded on a "small island" in Etobicoke Creek Tuesday afternoon. Several emergency services were called to the creek near Sherway Drive shortly after 5:30 p. m..."

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Air conditioner use on the rise over the past decade, according to Statistics Canada

"...With another heat warning in much of Alberta, its a hot market for air conditioners. According to data from Statistics Canada, a higher percentage of homes across the country are using air conditioners but its more stark in Calgary, where almost a third of homes have air conditioning. Thats 68 per cent more than there were 10 years ago..."

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DVP cleanup underway; 50,000 remain without power

"...In Mississauga, Peel paramedics say evacuation efforts at Tyndall Seniors Village continue after the residence was flooded when a nearby creek overflowed due to heavy rainfall..."

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Jobs in floods

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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Building Operator - Property Management CRS (BC)

"...fires or floods and advise the operations Manager and Property Manager..."

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Labourer (Solid Waste & Recycling) - City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

"...The Labourer will drive and operate a variety of equipment while performing tasks which may include installing signs, compacting materials, cutting pipe, vegetation removal,..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention floods.

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Duration: 28:25

"...Storm Daniel devastated the city of Derna in Libya after heavy rainfall broke a dam, causing extreme flooding downstream..."

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Deadly floods in Derna

Duration: 26:32

"...Earlier this week the deadly Mediterranean cyclone, Storm Daniel, swept through the small city of Derna in Libya, collapsing a 50-year-old dam in its wake, and triggering devastating floods which have killed over 5000 people..."

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RealAg Radio: By-elections as punishment, farmland development, and MacAulay's wish list, Aug 11, 2023

Duration: 55:04

"...It's Fri-yay! Fridays mean the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio..."

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Episode 138: Chernobyl 2.0? No Not Really

Duration: 31:12

"...www. startingsustainability. com Wow what a weekend! Clogged sinks, date day fun, supporting local, flooded chicken coop, old sump pumps, new sump pumps, baptisms, and more! That is all just for the catch up segment..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about floods.

Heatwaves: how hot can it get?

"...But what is a heatwave, why are they so dangerous and how are they affected by climate change? ..."

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Why cant your brain comprehend climate change? | DW Documentary

"...More and more creatures are under threat; the ice caps are melting at record speed and all around the globe; were seeing more frequent natural disasters such as extreme drought, flooding and tornados..."

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Disaster capitalism - How financial markets benefit from the climate problem | DW Documentary

"...After all, climate change is happening and its consequences - devasting forest fires, flooding and tornadoes - are becoming increasingly difficult for conventional insurers to handle..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about floods relevant to the latest news.

DLCD: Deep learning-based change detection approach to monitor deforestation

"...In addition to decreasing soil fertility and rainfall, deforestation increases the likelihood of floods and droughts and has a major effect on global warming..."

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Evaluation of urban flood susceptibility through integrated Bivariate statistics and Geospatial technology

"...The essential parameters considered for flood susceptibility zonation include geomorphology, soil, land use/land cover (LU/LC), rainfall, drainage, slope, aspect, Topographic Wetness Index (TWI), and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)..."

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Integrating Machine Learning Models with Comprehensive Data Strategies and Optimization Techniques to Enhance Flood Prediction

"...The occurrence of natural disasters, accelerated by climate change, has become a continuous menace to the environment and consequently impacts the socioeconomic well-being of people..."

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Spatio-temporal analysis of precipitation in eastern India for last three decades

"...Climate change emerges as a significant factor influencing rainfall variability, as it results in changes in annual or seasonal rainfall patterns along with precipitation intensity..."

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Climate variability, food security, and adaptation strategies in Somaliland a review

"...This review indicated that climate variability, manifested as droughts and floods, has adversely impacted food availability and access by disrupting agricultural production, inflating food prices, and destabilizing income sources..."

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Integrated transcriptome and metabolome analysis reveals the molecular responses of Pardosa pseudoannulata to hypoxic environme

"...Terrestrial organisms are likely to face hypoxic stress during natural disasters such as floods or landslides, which can lead to inevitable hypoxic conditions for those commonly residing within soil..."

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A Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing and Hydrodynamic Techniques for Flash Flood Mitigation Toward Sustainable Urban Expansion i

"...Flash floods are significant threats, particularly in semi-arid regions where prolonged rainfall and/or over-discharge can lead to catastrophic downstream flooding..."

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2023: Weather and Climate Extremes Hitting the Globe with Emerging Features

"...Climate extremes also show increasing interactions with ecosystems via wildfires (e..."

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Flood risk mapping under changing climate in Lower Tapi river basin, India

"...The flood risk contributing factors are included in this study are Elevation, Distance from river, Average annual rainfall, Drainage density, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Slope, Clay percentage, Topographic Wetness Index, Population density, Average Crop production, Land use Land cover, and Road River intersection..."

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Study on the Influence of Temporal and Spatial Resolution of Rainfall Data on Watershed Flood Simulation Performance

"...To investigate the impact of temporal and spatial resolution of rainfall data on watershed flood simulation performance, the rainfall data from meteorological stations and the gridded rainfall data from meteorological forecasts for a rainfall event were adopted in this study..."

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Tempo-spatial impact assessment of landuse land covers on slope stability through GIS modeling at Raigad district of Maharashtr

"...Due to rapid urbanization and over population settlements are being constructed on the slope terrain and infrastructure is being developed along the slopes which includes deforestation..."

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