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Tropical Storm Claudette brings heavy rain and floods to US Gulf coast

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A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and floodin...

Strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded for April hits Pacific

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In the west Pacific, Super Typhoon Surigae became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the month of April on the 17th. Surigae brought peak sustained winds of 190mph, more than two months earlier than any o...

Neglected tropical diseases are the landmines of global health

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In January the World Health Organization launched a new strategy for eradicating neglected tropical diseases, boldly setting targets to eliminate 20 of them by 2030. But what are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? Th...

Global heating pushes tropical regions towards limits of human livability

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Rising heat and humidity threatening to plunge much of the world’s population into potentially lethal conditions, study findsThe climate crisis is pushing the planet’s tropical regions towards the limits of human liva...

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