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UNICEF warns of children’s suffering due to El Nino

UNICEF is sounding the alarm in the aftermath of the weather phenomenon known as El Nino. Described as the “most powerful on record” this recent warming of the oceans, resulted in droughts and other weather events that wreaked havoc in» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

La Nina may change weather patterns worldwide

An official “La Nina watch” has been issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. and it could bring more extreme weather starting in July or August. El Nino brought disastrous weather events around the world and» 

International, Society

Almost 1M African children need urgent malnutrition treatment: UNICEF

Almost one million children in Eastern and Southern Africa need urgent treatment for the most severe forms of malnutrition, UNICEF said Wednesday. “It’s a pretty calamitous combination of what’s really been erratic rainfall for a couple of years and drought, and» 

Environment

Green Christmas for most Canadians

Not only is it not going to be a white Christmas for the southern and most populated parts of Ontario Quebec and the eastern maritime provinces, it’s almost T-shirt weather. Several golf courses in this part of the country have» 

Environment, International, Society

Strong El Nino may bring ice storms

Eastern Canadians may be disheartened to learn that a very strong El Nino cycle may bring a warmer winter, and could also set the stage for nasty ice storms like that of 1998. The cycle is driven by warm water»