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Climate damage threatens heritage sites

27 May, 2016 – Scientists warn that some of the jewels in the crown of the world’s natural and man-made treasures face decay and destruction because of climate change.

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US insurance aid props up climate-risk homes

24 May, 2016 – Major insurer calls for an end to government subsidies that encourage expensive house-building schemes in areas of the US at high risk of floods and storms.

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Cities face flash flood hazards

15 May, 2016 – Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.

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Rainstorms raise airborne dust problem

10 May, 2016 – Analysis of air samples shows that the cleansing effect of heavy rainfall is diminished by organic particles spattering up into the atmosphere from the soil.

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Climate brings hard times for tea

24 April, 2016 – Research in China shows that the changing pattern of longer and heavier monsoon rainfall in east Asia is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

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Drought-hit California feels pressure

9 April, 2016 − Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a band of high pressure that coincides with rainfall and temperature extremes.

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Sea sends early warning of heatwaves

8 April, 2016 – Surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean can give the US Midwest and East Coast 50 days’ notice to prepare itself for a dangerous spell of extreme heat.

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Climate helped to trigger Angkor’s fall

4 March, 2016 – Scientific evidence is growing that the decline of once-mighty Angkor, the famed temple site in modern Cambodia, was in large part due to abrupt climate change.

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Heat is heading for new extremes

2 March, 2016 – Researchers warn that more areas of the world will swelter more often in potentially lethal heatwaves unless greenhouse gas emissions are drastically curtailed.

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