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Only reported in Spanish-language press so far: A heat wave hits the Sahrawi camps with unprecedented intensity:

The area where the Sahrawi refugee camps [Algeria] are located pulverized its temperature record twice on Tuesday. In a day of extreme heat, the thermometer rose first to 49 degrees Celsius, and again broke the record a few hours later, at 4.30, with 50.6 degrees.”

https://www.ecsaharaui.com/2020/07/la-ola-de-calor-golpea-los-campamentos_12.html


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A firefighter died and three others were injured on Saturday in a forest fire in central Portugal

“Many Portuguese fear this summer will be disastrous because of forecasts of record temperatures as well as fewer resources being available to fight blazes due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-portugal-fires/firefighter-dies-in-forest-blaze-in-central-portugal-idUKKCN24C0UY


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Fire rescue teams continue to extinguish the flames in Ukraine’s Luhansk region’s forest. As of early July 13, there are still separate fire seats moldering in there, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported…

“An operative HQ is working on site. The operative group of State Emergency Service and life support point are there, too.”

https://112.international/society/forest-fires-in-luhansk-region-separate-fire-seats-still-lit-works-continue-52995.html


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Russia’s forest service said there were nearly 300 wildfires blazing across the vast country’s northern wilderness on Saturday, as it attempted to contain them with methods including explosives and cloud seeding…

“Both the number and intensity of fires in Siberia and parts of Alaska have increased since mid-June…”

https://phys.org/news/2020-07-wildfires-siberia-weather.html


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“…ice extent in the seas that border Siberia has plummeted in recent days, pushing the Arctic region as a whole into the record books.

“Between July 2 and July 7, sea ice extent across the Arctic Ocean [melted] into first place, slightly below even the calamitous year of 2012…”

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/siberian-heat-drives-arctic-ice-extent-to-record-low-for-early-july/


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Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that around 45 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the Arctic.

“Arctic environment security has been in the spotlight at Nornickel’s assets since another leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel’s power plant near the city of Norilsk on May 29.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-pollution-arctic-spill-idUKKCN24D0AY


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A tornado that ripped across farmland in western Minnesota on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring three others, was one of the most powerful this year, according to forecasters.

“The National Weather Service on Friday said the twister was an EF-4, packing winds up to 170 mph and causing major damage.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-tornado-dalton-severe-weather-storm-ef4-twister-deadly-grand-otter-trail-counties


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An unusually long stretch of warm weather nudged surface water temperatures on Lake Michigan past July records last week, and to within half a degree of the warmest lake-wide average ever recorded.

“Lake Michigan surface temperatures averaged 24.1 degrees Celsius (75.3 degrees Fahrenheit) on July 9…”

https://www.record-eagle.com/news/lake-michigan-surface-temps-break-july-records/article_3891e01c-c22b-11ea-82f0-0b30a265b568.html


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LAS CRUCES – Yes, it’s hot out there — hotter than it’s ever been in mid July.

“Sunday, the city set or tied a record high for the eighth consecutive day and it’s likely to exceed record highs on Monday and Tuesday.”

https://eu.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2020/07/12/las-cruces-and-nmsu-are-collecting-data-on-the-summer-heat/5401839002/


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A giant cedar tree estimated to be around 1,200 to 1,300 years old by the city of Mizunami in central Japan toppled over allegedly due to heavy rain

“…the cedar had been designated as a natural treasure by the prefectural government in 1956 and was considered as the shrine’s sacred tree.”

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200713/p2a/00m/0na/008000c


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The record-breaking torrential rain which battered Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu since last weekend has left 70 people dead as of Sunday, as rescuers continued operations to search for the missing people.

“Among the 70 fatalities, 63 were from the hard-hit Kumamoto Prefecture.”

https://www.shine.cn/news/world/2007122017/


South Korea saw torrential rain on Monday, with floods in low-lying areas, traffic disruptions and property damage mostly in the southern part of the country. At least three people have died, and some regions received over 200 millimeters of rain between Sunday and Monday morning.”

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200713000709


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Torrential rains have continued to batter China, destroying homes and rendering millions of people homeless…

“China’s ministry of water resources said flood alerts had been raised for 433 rivers in the country since early June, including 33 where water levels have broken historical records.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/13/china-floods-wartime-measures-brought-in-to-tackle-worst-deluge-in-decades


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Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, authorities said on Saturday.

“Twenty people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in the Myagdi district alone, said district administrator Gyan Nath Dhakal.”

https://www.dw.com/en/floods-and-landslides-lash-nepal-scores-dead/a-54142287


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Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) warned that the country will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall all over the country in the next 24 hours.

“Due to heavy rainfall and a steady rise in the water levels of our main rivers, the overall flood situation is likely to deteriorate, bringing more misery to the lives of people in the north and northeastern districts of Bangladesh.”

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2020/07/12/country-s-flood-situation-worsening


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According to a report issued by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) on Sunday, nearly 13 lakh people in 24 of the state’s 31 districts have been affected by floods.

“A total of 44 people have lost their lives due to floods till now.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/over-50-dead-as-floods-landslides-disrupt-normal-life-in-assam-arunachal-pradesh/story-cx6Pzghf3m9oPdoPlrECzJ.html


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At least one person died and three others went missing after heavy rain in northeastern Turkey’s Artvin province triggered floods, an official said Monday.

“Yilmaz Doruk, the provincial governor, told reporters that the flash flood occurred at 7.30 p.m. local time (1630GMT) on Sunday.”

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/1-dead-in-northeastern-turkey-flash-flood/1908415


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Dubbed the “doomsday” glacier, Thwaites, perhaps more than any other place in the world, holds crucial clues about the future of the planet

““It is the most vulnerable place in Antarctica,” says Rob Larter, a marine geophysicist and UK principal investigator for the Thwaites Glacier Project at the British Antarctic Survey.”

https://www.ft.com/content/4ff254ed-960d-4b35-a6c0-1e60a6e79d91


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