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Cyclone Idai: What’s the role of climate change?

Unless a rich benefactor steps in, the role of human-induced climate change in Cyclone Idai is unlikely to be clearly determined. The scientists with the expertise simply don’t have the resources to do the large amount of computer modelling required. However, there are a number of conclusions about rising temperatures …

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China chemical plant explosion kills six in Yancheng

Six people have been killed in a blast at a chemical plant in Yancheng, eastern China, local authorities say. Thirty people were also injured in the explosion, which took place at about 14:50 local time (06:50 GMT) at the plant run by Tianjiayi Chemical. The blast was caused by a …

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Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only …

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