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India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

India Ganges floods ‘break previous records’

Bihar is one of the worst-affected states

Bihar is one of the worst-affected states

The monsoon floods in India’s Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have told the BBC.  They said water levels reached unprecedented levels at four locations in northern India.  The highest record was in Patna, the state capital of Bihar where flood waters reached 50.52m (166ft) on 26 August, up from 50.27m in 1994.  Floods across India this year have killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands…


Italy Earthquake: What The Italian Tech Community Is Doing

There’s a “bad” Italy and a “good” Italy, as former Economist editor-in-chief Bill Emmott would say. Disasters like the recent earthquake are litmus tests of sort to highlight the difference between the two.  The former does not comply with its own anti-seismic standards, tries to skim money off the reconstruction budget (it happened in the past, and officials are scared that it will happen this time as well), loses time and money quibbling over insignificant details. The latter rolls up her sleeves, and tries to help…


An Expert Roundtable’s Thoughts On A Pesky Tropical Weather System, Invest 99L

A pesky tropical weather system is driving meteorologists nuts. If you are in social media you probably have seen “Invest 99L” by now. Given that we are within the active period of the Atlantic hurricane season, it generated quite the “buzz” as a possible threat loomed for the Islands or Florida…



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