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Scientists struggling to know why tornado outbreaks are on the rise

Scientists struggling to know why tornado outbreaks are on the rise

Incidents of tornado outbreaks are on the rise for the last few years, but scientists are still struggling to figure out what actually is causing the deadly outbreaks frequently.

Soil poised to make global warming much worse: researchers find

Soil poised to make global warming much worse: researchers find

Soil, which is a massive repository of carbon because of plants that have grown and died in it, is poised to make the problem of global warming much worse, a new study cautioned.

2016 projected to be hottest year on record

2016 projected to be hottest year on record

2016 is slated to be the hottest year on record as the average global temperature is breaching last year's record-making temperature, The United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest report.

An analysis of fresh data indicated that 2016's average global temperature is nearly 1.2 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial levels.

World leaders hail Antarctica marine reserve agreement

World leaders hail Antarctica marine reserve agreement

World leaders have hailed Friday's historic agreement that cleared the way to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to Antarctica.

Extreme floods will become more frequent in NYC area: researchers warn

Extreme floods will become more frequent in NYC area: researchers warn

The New York City (NYC) area will likely suffer more devastating floods in the coming decades than those extreme floods that were unleashed by powerful storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy in 201

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