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Severed feet – still inside shoes – keep mysteriously washing up in US, Canada

UN Report Links Natural Disasters, Climate Change

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on Feb. 8, 2016, as the latest storm hits the country.

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on Feb. 8, 2016, as the latest storm hits the country.

A new United Nations report finds that climate change and El Nino had a strong influence on natural disasters in 2015. It says these phenomena affected both the number and intensity of droughts, floods and other weather-related hazards around the world. The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction says 32 major droughts were recorded in 2015. This is more than double the 10-year annual average. The impact was particularly serious in sub-Saharan Africa…

 

Severed feet – still inside shoes – keep mysteriously washing up in US, Canada

They appear on the sand like any old piece of sea detritus. Sometimes they’re found, amid the sweet wrappers and cracked shells, by volunteers cleaning up the area. Other times a holidaymaker might glimpse the grisly discard from the corner of their eye, a serene walk along the beach interrupted just like that. As more people learned about these discoveries, they attracted morbid scavengers to the Pacific Northwest shorelines, where the Salish Sea connects waterways along the west coasts of the US and Canada…

 

Sri Lanka disasters study shows commercial losses exceed physical damage

In the recent past Sri Lanka has been experiencing an increase in natural disasters with their frequency and impacts considerably affecting the economy and development gains, according to the study published by the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA). Small scale entrepreneurs were the most affected mainly due to lack of awareness on hazards, absence of in-house capability and resources to influence better disaster preparedness and business continuity plans…

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