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Great floods, simple sources

William Shakespeare: Great floods have flown from simple sources. Jeff Masters: The year 2010 was one the worst years in world history for high-impact floods. But just three weeks into the new year, 2011 has already had an entire year’s … Continue reading

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Floods Near Rio Linked to Record Ocean Temperatures

The January 2011 floods have eclipsed the death toll from the March 18, 1967, flood to take their place as the worst single-day disaster in the history of Brazil. The death toll will undoubtedly increase, perhaps significantly, as rescuers finally reach … Continue reading

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Floods in Rio, “A Disaster Foretold”

In Brazil’s political culture, politicians prefer to hand out money to fix problems rather than prevent them. Such basic flood-prevention measures as building and unblocking drains, trying to prevent soil erosion and keeping poor residents from building on cheap but … Continue reading

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Floods in Rio

Thousands of families living on mountain slopes or on river banks in Brazil face “extreme risk” of being washed away in heavy rains and flooding that have killed more than 400 people. Officials feared that many more were dead, buried … Continue reading

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