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From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel

Sahel region

Climate change could turn one of Africa’s driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel, a region that so far has been characterised by extreme dryness. They detect a self-amplifying mechanism which ...

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Government counsels Lagosians over anti-flood measures as rains intensify


As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, the Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of residents over the torrential rainfall witnessed in the state on Thursday, April 20, 2017, saying that necessary steps had been taken to avert any incidence of flood disaster in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in a statement, said that government ...

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Dams breached, 15 die as South Carolina flooding worsens

Flooding in South Carolina, USA

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven’t crested. “God smiled on South Carolina because the sun is out,” Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “That is a good sign, but I will tell you that for us, ...

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