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Coverage of floods since November 14, 2023.

Alberta set for $5.5B budget surplus, despite big fire, flood and drought expenses Globalnews.ca

"...Alberta's budget surplus is growing but will be offset by more than $1 billion this year to pay for floods, forest fires and drought..."

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B.C. local leaders ponder lawsuit against ‘big oil’ over climate change

"...However, he said recouping costs being borne by communities is a valuable issue to pursue as he said fossil fuel consumption is the biggest influencer of climate change, plus the corresponding severe weather events that are getting more frequent and intense..."

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Environmental group opposes coal pit application until wastewater probe is complete Globalnews.ca

"...The Alberta Wilderness Association says CST Canada Coal in Grande Cache, Alta. , must prove it can operate safely before the provincial regulator looks at its request. “Prior to any decisions on this application, the (association) respectfully requests (the Alberta Energy Regulator) complete the outstanding investigations of CST Canada's operations and management,” the group says in a statement to the regulator..."

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3 dead, 3 missing in Alaska landslide Globalnews.ca

"...The slide churned up the earth from near the top of the mountain down to the ocean, tearing down a wide swath of evergreen trees and burying a highway in the island community of Wrangell, about 250 kilometres south of Juneau. Rescue crews found the body of a girl in an initial search Monday night and the bodies of two adults late Tuesday. Around 54 homes are cut off from town by the landslide, and roughly 35 to 45 people have chosen to stay in that area, interim borough manager Mason Villarma said..."

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Expert report imagines possible futures for this ecologically rich slice of Nova Scotia

"...These ecosystems are habitats for biodiversity; protect, businesses and residences from coastal flooding; and, have cultural values for Indigenous communities and Acadian heritage among many others. However, they are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change, making their management more complex and uncertain in the future..."

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park at risk with reservoir option: Foundation CEO Globalnews.ca

"...Another option is decommissioning the existing Ghost Dam and relocating it. A third option would be to create a dam near Morley on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. “The challenge we have with this project is it actually would offer the least value of the alternatives,” Farkas said..."

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Zero: Oil industry’s plan for climate action? More fossil fuels

"...The best performer was France’s TotalEnergies, which calls itself “a major player in renewable energy production,” including hydroelectricity, solar, wind power and biofuels. In 2022, Total’s green energy resources accounted for a negligible 1. 3% of total revenue..."

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CRD to vote on studying impact of joining lawsuit against ‘big oil' firms

"...ExxonMobil’s public statements were contradictory to its own scientists finding, in the 1970s, that fossil fuel use would cause climate change. A study released this year in the journal Science found the company’s modelling accurately predicted the rate of global warming that would occur each decade in response to rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations..."

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‘Significant' rainfall, strong winds heading for N.S., Environment Canada warns

"...“Similar storms in the past have caused hazardous driving conditions, localized flooding, and scattered utility outages,” Environment Canada said. “Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec..."

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B.C. announces all repairs on Coquilla Highway finished from 2021 flood Globalnews.ca

"...“Climate-resilient highways are crucial for B. C. The province has improved infrastructure to handle more frequent extreme weather events in the future,” Fleming said..."

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Worker nearly buried, Alberta regulator probes mine wall

"...Alberta's energy regulator is examining practices at a coal mine in the province after three “instabilities” in its rock walls — including one weeks ago that partially buried a large piece of heavy equipment and its operator..."

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist

"...Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs..."

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Building Operator - Property Management CRS (BC)

"...fires or floods and advise the operations Manager and Property Manager..."

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Labourer (Solid Waste & Recycling) - City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

"...The Labourer will drive and operate a variety of equipment while performing tasks which may include installing signs, compacting materials, cutting pipe, vegetation removal,..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention floods.

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Duration: 28:25

"...Storm Daniel devastated the city of Derna in Libya after heavy rainfall broke a dam, causing extreme flooding downstream..."

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Deadly floods in Derna

Duration: 26:32

"...Earlier this week the deadly Mediterranean cyclone, Storm Daniel, swept through the small city of Derna in Libya, collapsing a 50-year-old dam in its wake, and triggering devastating floods which have killed over 5000 people..."

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RealAg Radio: By-elections as punishment, farmland development, and MacAulay's wish list, Aug 11, 2023

Duration: 55:04

"...It's Fri-yay! Fridays mean the RealAg Issues Panel on RealAg Radio..."

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Science and the causes behind Pakistan’s floods

Duration: 29:42

"...A new report by the World Weather Attribution consortium demonstrates the impact of global warming on flooding in Pakistan..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about floods.

São Paulo Schools Plant Mini-Forests & Disused Coal Mine Heats Homes | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

"...This water is warmed naturally by geothermal energy and can then be used to heat buildings above ground..."

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Climate change and the rich | DW Documentary

"...Wealthy people are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than poorer people..."

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How Nature Can Protect Cities from Floods & Droughts

"...By carefully managing rain and wastewater, it aims to fight water pollution, scarcity, and flooding..."

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Our Strange Plan to Fully Rewild This River

"...With us, you will restore nature and fight climate change every month ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about floods relevant to the latest news.

Hydraulic Design of Plunge Pool Downstream of Ski-Jump Bucket of Orifice Spillways

"...The Himalayan region is blessed with perennial rivers and heads required for hydropower generation..."

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Wet and Dry Climate Regimes Impact Particulate Organic Matter Quality in a Low-Inflow Subtropical Estuary

"...Low-inflow estuaries on the arid, subtropical Texas coast are often subject to oscillations between dry and wet climate cycles, interspersed with stochastic weather events such as prolonged drought, storms, or hurricanes..."

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An Assessment of Vulnerability to Extreme Rainfall and Livelihood Resilience in Hillslope Geography: A Case Study of Malappuram

"...Extreme rainfall events and hazards may rise as a result of climate change, which is already known to intensify the global water cycle..."

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Inland Surface Waters Quantity Monitored from Remote Sensing

"...Most of the world's water demand relies on continental surface waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands and artificial reservoirs) while less on underground aquifers and seawater desalination..."

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Comparative Study on Real-Time Economic Operation Algorithm of Three Gorges Hydropower Station

"...The study of flood season stage has significant scientific significance and value in achieving the dual goals of flood control and drought resistance in reservoirs..."

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Nature-Based Solutions as a Pragmatic Approach Towards Flood Resilient Cities

"...The cities along the banks of river or seashore face great pressure in dealing with flood disaster management and such experience will mount up in the coming decades due to the rising intensity and frequency of natural hazards triggered by climate change..."

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Mechanisms Driving the Distribution and Activity of Mineralization and Nitrification in the Reservoir Riparian Zone

"...The riparian zone ecosystems have greater energy flow and elemental cycling than adjacent terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems..."

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Causes of a Typical Southern Flood and Northern Drought Event in 2015 over Eastern China

"...In 2015, China experienced heavy rainfall in the south and the worst drought since 1979 in the north, which caused huge social and economic losses..."

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Navigating or adding to complexity? Exploring the role of catchment partnerships in collaborative governance

"...An enduring challenge for environmental governance is how to coordinate multiple actors to achieve more collaborative and holistic management of complex socio-ecological systems..."

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"...Rainfall monitoring is of paramount importance for many applications, such as meteorology, hydrology, and flood prevention..."

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UAV for Remote Sensing Applications: An Analytical Review

"...The practical use of UAV remote sensing in various fields like environmental studies, disaster management, flood monitoring system, archaeology, land-use dynamic monitoring, meteorological disaster monitoring, fighting COVID-19 pandemic, etc..."

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CYGNSS High Spatiotemporal Resolution Flood Monitoring Based on POBI Interpolation: A Case Study of 2022 Pakistan Catastrophic

"...Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) technology is gaining more and more attention from the scientific community due to its advantages of being all-weather, unaffected by clouds and rainfall, and low cost..."

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