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Kenya + 12 more

2000-2009, the warmest decade

Press Release No.869 Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) - The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data...

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Report finds flaws in Australia's forest fire response

Sydney_(dpa) _ An inquiry into Australia's worst wildfires said Monday that an early warning system and encouraging householders to leave rather than stay and fight the flames might have reduced the...

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Sudan + 2 more

The wildland fire problem

An integrated approach to reduce fire losses Rome, 27 July 2009 - Every year fires affect an estimated 350 million hectares of land, with damage to property, livelihoods and frequently loss of life...

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Australia + 2 more

Le problème brûlant des incendies

Une approche intégrée pour limiter les dégâts 27 juillet 2009, Rome - Chaque année, le feu dévore quelque 350 millions d'hectares de terres boisées, de friches et de cultures provoquant non seulement...

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World + 3 more

Coping with crisis, Newsletter No. II, 2009

Editorial A strong need at all stages A woman dying of AIDS once told me that it was not so much the disease, but the depression that she lived with that took its toll. She suffered enormously from...

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Australia + 1 more

Solomon Islands assist Australia, Fiji victims

Solomon Islands has provided cash donations towards the victims of the recent bushfires in Australia and flood victims in Fiji which killed more than 200 innocent lives in the two countries. A share...

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Australia prepares for new bushfire danger

Firefighters in south-eastern Australia are preparing for severe weather conditions across the state of Victoria on Tuesday. Weather forecasters predict that the region will experience winds worse...

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Australia on alert as new fires threaten Victoria

MELBOURNE, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The fire-ravaged southern Australian state of Victoria was put on a high fire alert on Friday, forcing the closure of around 200 schools as temperatures soared and...

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Australia: Hot conditions to test crews on 1,000k fire front

Victorian fire authorities say they are under pressure as they try to control fire fronts which now stretch for 1,100 kilometres. Crews are worried towns could be threatened again if the forecast hot...

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