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Finn elected new head of world weather body

Ginebra - Finnish weather chief Petteri Taalas was on Thursday elected as the new head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during its quadrennial congress in Geneva.

Canada: Weather forecasters banned from discussing climate change

Reports from earlier this week have confirmed that Canadian meteorologists are forbidden from publicly discussing climate change, on the basis that the mere study of meteorology does not qualify an individual to make predictions past a few months.

Sochi basks in sunshine but organisers untroubled

Sochi - The organisers of the Sochi Olympics Thursday played down concerns that spring-like temperatures could harm the Games, as skiers donned T-shirts to stay cool amid temperatures better suited for sun-bathing than winter sports.In a sign that a close eye ...

SimCity coming down from the 'cloud'

San Francisco - Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.

India threatened by ‘very severe' superstorm Cyclone Phailin

Bhubaneswar - Residents along India’s Eastern Seaboard battened down Saturday, as Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade, bore down on the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Cities can alter weather systems thousands of miles distant

According to a new study published at the weekend in the journal, Nature, large cities, most of which lie in the northern hemisphere, could be affecting weather systems more than 1000 miles away.

Rising global sea levels – upward trend resumes, reports NASA

In a study issued today, NASA has reported that global sea levels have resumed their long term upward trend after a blip in 2010/11. The study was based on multi-sourced data from NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites.

Arctic ice cap continues record melt

New data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDIC) reveal that Arctic ice is continuing to melt at an alarming rate. Summer ice in the Arctic may all but disappear over the next few decades, much earlier than scientists had previously predicted.

Last Decade was Hottest Australia Has Seen Since Records Began

Figures released on Tuesday by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology confirmed that the country has just experienced its hottest ever decade since records began in 1910.

New York Lake Effect Snow

A Dumping of snow From Parish to Oswego NY they have over 100 inches of SNOW and COUNTING!

Tsunami Alerts Issued Following Huge Quake

A tsunami warning was issued Saturday for Japan and a broad area surrounding the Pacific Ocean, including Alaska, after a major undersea earthquake east of the Kuril Islands

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