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Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters?

Hundreds of people have died in the Caribbean country of Haiti after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week.  Thousands more are without shelter and clean water.  It’s not the first time Haiti has been badly affected by a natural disaster.  Six years ago it was struck by a powerful earthquake, which left more than 200,000 people dead.  Newsround’s Naz looks at the reasons why things like this keep happening to Haiti…

 

NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century

A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century

A study released in Science Advances Wednesday finds strong evidence for severe, long-term droughts afflicting the American Southwest, driven by climate change. A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century, said scientists from Cornell University, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies…

 

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