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75-80 percent chance of El Nino in next 3 months: UN

Geneva - There is a 75 to 80 percent chance of a moderate El Nino event forming in the next three months, possibly impacting weather patterns in several regions, the UN said Tuesday.

UN names special envoys for El Nino and climate

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed former Irish president Mary Robinson and Kenyan diplomat Macharia Kamau as special envoys for El Nino and climate.

El Nino begins decline after 'powerful' impact: UN

Ginebra - The 2015-2016 El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the most powerful on record, has begun its decline but continues to have a strong influence on global climate patterns, the UN's weather agency said Thursday.

First major El Nino storm hits California

Los Angeles - The first major El Nino storm of the season has battered southern California, bringing heavy rain to the drought-stricken region and causing flooding and mudslides in some areas.The National Weather Service said 1.42 inches (3.

Record El Nino, climate change drive extreme weather

Paris - Deadly extreme weather on at least five continents is driven in large part by a record-breaking El Nino, but climate change is a likely booster too, experts said Monday.The 2015-16 El Nino, they added, is the strongest ever measured.

Urgent aid needed to fight 'super' El Nino: Oxfam

Sydney - Droughts, erratic rains and frosts brought by a super-charged El Nino are severely impacting the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea worst hit, aid group Oxfam said in a report on Monday.

Global warming to pick up in 2015, 2016: experts

London - Man-made global warming is set to produce exceptionally high average temperatures this year and next, boosted by natural weather phenomena such as El Nino, Britain's top climate and weather body said in a report Monday.

El Nino will be 'substantial', warn Australian scientists

Sydney - Australian scientists on Tuesday forecast a "substantial" El Nino weather phenomenon for 2015, potentially spelling deadly and costly climate extremes, after officially declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific.

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

Geneva - The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks, the UN said on Thursday.
 

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