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El Nino strengthening, maybe one of biggest

The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and to peak between October and January, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday. Climate models and experts suggest surface

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Severe ‘food shocks’ more likely due to extreme weather

Extreme weather such as intense storms, droughts and heatwaves will cause more frequent and severe food shortages as the global climate and food supply systems change, British and American experts warned on Friday.  

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Storms kill 17 in two US states; Houston flooded

Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

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90pc in Bahrain ‘run risk of Vitamin D deficiency’

More than 90 per cent of Bahrain's population is at risk from bone complications because they are not getting enough Vitamin D, a report said. Despite almost year-round sunshine, a major source of Vitamin D, an alarming new st

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US economy falters in Q1 on weather, energy prices

US economic growth nearly stalled in the first quarter as harsh weather dampened consumer spending and energy companies struggling with low prices slashed spending. Gross domestic product expanded at an only 0.2 per cent annual ra

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Strong winds, rising sand alert in Bahrain

A weather warning advising the public to take care in case of gale force winds was issued by Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate yesterday (April 23). Strong winds and rising sand are forecast for early today, with visibili

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'Weather Station for Schools' project launched

Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have officially launched the Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, a project to join thousands of schools in a global science experiment. The participating schools will rec

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Honeywell releases new weather service for pilots

Honeywell Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics, has released version 1 of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather information. The Weather Informat

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High-speed corners, night race make Bahrain F1 special: drivers

Some of the biggest names in Formula One have spoken of their excitement about the forthcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Drivers cited high-speed corners at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), warm weather conditions and t

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IBM to invest $3bn in ‘Internet of Things’ unit

IBM plans to invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and build a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions. With new industry

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