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El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There’s A Silver Lining

El Niño is an ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific that crops up every few years and alters world weather patterns. And the world is in the middle of a big El Niño that roughly began in May 2015 and will continue for at least several more months this year. This El Niño has already been linked to a series of weather-related disasters: Massive flooding in Paraguay. Drought in Ethiopia. Another looming food crisis in Madagascar and Zimbabwe…

 

East coast winter storm – in pictures

People play in the snow on the National Mall in Washington Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

People play in the snow on the National Mall in Washington
Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

‘It seems the weather forecasters got it right this time,’ say New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo as state and nine others declare state of emergency in blizzard that could break records…

 

Oil crash tests resilience

Not all players are equally equipped to weather industry downturn. THESE are distressing times for companies in the oil and gas industry. Having invested aggressively in growing their assets during the oil-boom years of 2010-2014, many may now find themselves in a quandary, as the commodity’s market has busted and its prices have crashed to levels last seen in 2003…

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