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Climate crisis threatens 60 percent of toxic Superfund sites

Washington - Hundreds of polluted Superfund sites face an increased risk of inundation from sea-level rise, flooding exacerbated by global warming or wildfires, Congress’s watchdog warns.

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change

So-called '100 year floods' will have far more frequently due to climate change, according to new research in relation to the U.S. These means coastal communities need to be better prepared.

12 killed as flooding paralyses Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - At least 12 people were killed as monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's port city of Karachi, officials and charity groups confirmed Wednesday, while flooding also triggered power outages and overwhelmed the metropolis's fragile infrastructure.

Indian navy rescues hundreds stranded on train in floods

New Delhi - Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of more than 800 people stranded on a train in floods near Mumbai on Saturday.

At least 50 dead in Nepal's monsoon

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.Northeast India has also been hit by floods with 11 deaths recorded as rivers burst their banks.

76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs

Tehran - Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country.

'We have lost everything': Afghans describe deadly floods

Herat - Villagers in western Afghanistan began cleaning up Sunday after the worst floods in a decade swept away houses and forced many families -- already displaced by drought -- to abandon damaged homes.

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll hits 70

Jakarta - Floods and landslides that battered Indonesia's Sulawesi island have killed at least 70 people, authorities said Tuesday, as aerial footage underscored the scale of the disaster with whole villages wiped off the map.

11 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 11, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, leaving motorists and tourists stranded.

Death toll in Italy storms rises to nine

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to nine, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather caused schools to close and trapped dozens of tourists in the north of the country.

Deadly storms lash Italy leaving Venice afloat

Venice - At least five people died Monday in Italy as fierce winds and rains lashed much of the country and caused waters in the canal-ringed city of Venice to reach historic high levels.

German man missing after floods rip through French campsite

Marseille - An elderly German man, who was helping supervise children at a campsite in southeast France, was missing on Thursday after being swept away by floodwaters, police said.

German missing after floods rip through French campsite

Marseille - A 70-year-old German man who was helping supervise children at a campsite in southeast France was missing on Thursday after he was swept away in his caravan by floodwaters, police said.

Op-Ed: Can AI deal with climate change AND human stupidity?

Sydney - It’s official; predicting the weather is now very difficult, thanks to climate change. The weird jet streams, heat, floods and droughts are hitting hard, and knowing what happens next is crucial.

Seine peaks as waterlogged Paris eyes clean-up

Paris - The River Seine peaked Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, heralding a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris - Paris was on alert Saturday as the swollen Seine crept higher, with forecasters expecting the flooding to peak before the weekend is out.The river reached 5.

Albania sends in military rescue as heavy rains trigger huge floods

Tirana - Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in Albania to rescue stranded residents after heavy rainfall triggered major flooding, and caused the death of a utility worker, officials and the power company said Sunday.

Atmospheric rivers may increase flood risks by 80 percent

In a first-of-its-kind study, the global effects and impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall, flooding, and droughts have been estimated for the first time. The study reveals that in some regions, the risks can be increased by as much as 80 percent.

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday.

18 dead, 18 missing in China flooding: media

Bejing - Flooding in China's northeast has left 18 dead and 18 missing, state media said Monday, after the latest deadly deluge to hit the country this summer.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Ottawa - With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.
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This shows the extent of the damage to the bridge.
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A police vehicle drives past emergency flood pumps near the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014
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Britain's Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. The prince visited flood-hit communities in the south west of England
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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East Village in Calgary, during the Alberta floods 2013.
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Emergency services personnel are carried by tractor at dusk through flooded land in the village of Burrowbridge in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have been underwater for over a month
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Flood waters cover several areas of northeast Oklahoma, May 22, 2019. Several days of severe weather brought dangerous flood levels to the Tulsa area, requiring entire towns to evacuate their homes.
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Heavy rains and high tides caused flooding in historic Charleston, S.C.
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Giant waves breaking on shoreline
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The water here was well in excess of head height during flooding near to Sainsbury's supermarket, Corey's Mill, Stevenage.
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Heavy flooding washed out this section of Interstate 20 near the California-Arizona border. Fortunately, the man in this pickup truck survived.
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Fields are under more than five feet of water in Corey's Mill, close to the A1(M) Motorway
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Victoria station in central London during heavy rain
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Damage from the floods in Russia.
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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