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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has likely experienced its most widespread bleaching event on record, according to a US government scientist who monitors the world’s coral reefs.

“This marks the third mass bleaching event on the reef in just the last five years.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/world/great-barrier-reef-bleaching-2020-climate-change-trnd/index.html


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About two months from now, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin, but AccuWeather meteorologists have already been hard at work examining the factors that could influence tropical activity this year.

Forecasters are anticipating another busy year for the Atlantic Basin in 2020, on the heels of an active 2019 season.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/accuweathers-2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-forecast/705233


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“It was a case of haves and have-nots on Wednesday when it came to warm temperatures in Alabama… Mobile was Wednesday’s record breaker.

“It hit 86 degrees today, which tied the record for March 25 last set in 1907, according to the National Weather Service.”

https://www.al.com/news/2020/03/record-warmth-in-alabama-today-will-there-be-more-thursday.html


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Morocco will distribute 2.5 million quintals of subsidized barley for farmers in the regions affected by drought, announced the Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday, March 24.

“Distribution is scheduled to start on Friday, March 27, in collaboration with local authorities.”

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/03/297562/morocco-subsidizes-2-5-million-quintals-of-livestock-feed-to-face-drought/


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The huge 3-day thunderstorm — dubbed Dragon Storm — that struck Egypt revealed the inadequacy of drainage infrastructure in some industrial areas

“At least 20 people were killed in the deluge that hit the region in mid-March. Citizens shared pictures and videos of cars floating on streets inundated by rain, flooded luxurious villas and collapsed homes in unprotected zones.”

https://thearabweekly.com/storm-exposes-vulnerabilities-egypts-new-infrastructure-projects


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Severe flooding caused by heavy rains in Yemen’s Aden killed two with predictions of continued rainfall on Thursday as the city begins testing for coronavirus infections…

“Aden had also encountered a power outage after the rainfall. Officials in the electricity corporation said the stations had stopped operating.”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1647146/middle-east


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This week, an iceberg the size of Atlanta broke off a glacier. Researchers discovered a dramatic decline in Antarctic penguin colonies. And Antarctica may have just registered its hottest temperature ever

““Penguins, seals and whales all depend on krill, which depends on ice. So if climate change affects the ice, that impacts on everything else,” he said in an earlier interview with CNN.”

https://www.koamnewsnow.com/i/from-a-glacier-break-to-record-temperatures-antarctica-had-quite-the-week-in-climate-change/


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