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07/29/2014 02:15 AM
Threat of El Nino eases, says Australian weather agency
Pacific Ocean temperatures have eased in recent weeks and an El Nino weather event later this year is now indicated by only a slight majority of climate models, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. "While the chance of an El Nino in 2014 has clearly eased, warmer-than-average waters persist in parts of the tropical Pacific, and the slight majority of climate models suggest El Niño remains likely for spring," the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in an emailed statement. While the Australian weather agency said an El Nino cannot be ruled out, it said that if the weather event does occur, it is increasingly unlikely to be a strong event.
07/28/2014 09:48 PM
Kerry sees common cause with new India leader

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the US State Department in Washington, DC on July 28, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced hope Monday of finding common cause with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hailing the nations' ties as "indispensable" despite recent friction. Kerry, who heads Tuesday to New Delhi in the highest-level US contact yet with the right-leaning government that took office in May, said he envisioned cooperation with Modi on issues ranging from promoting economic growth to fighting climate change. A day after returning from a grueling trip in which he failed to end the bloody Gaza conflict, Kerry said that a close relationship with India was among the US "long-term strategic imperatives" despite the "flashpoints that dominate the daily headlines." "The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners for the 21st century, and that is, I assure you, the way we approach the Modi government," said Kerry, whose tenure has been dominated by seeking Middle East peace. India's new government has won an historic mandate to deliver change and reform and, together, we have a singular opportunity to help India to be able to meet that challenge," Kerry said at the Center for American Progress, a think tank.

07/28/2014 06:16 PM
Suburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale

Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down. Both men said they were grateful that they knew of no injuries. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings.

07/28/2014 05:21 PM
Australia Just Approved a Coal Mine That Will Emit More Greenhouse Gases Than 52 Nations
For a small country, Australia is having a big impact on climate change. The annual carbon emissions from the coal to be mined from the $15.5 billion Carmichael project in the state of Queensland would exceed the greenhouse gas spew of 52 nations, according to a Greenpeace estimate based on court documents and environmental impact statements. Greenpeace estimates the coal mined at the Carmichael mine will emit 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) annually when burned—most likely in China and India. Australia is essentially profiting from the coal and exporting the carbon emissions.

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