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150,000 Heat-Related Deaths Predicted By End Of The Century
2012-05-25 05:07:18

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com As summer approaches, it becomes more and more difficult to stay cool. A study points out that staying cool is necessary to human survival. A recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts that, by the end of the century, more than 150,000 Americans could die due to heat-related causes; the estimate by the NRDC only calculates 40 cities. According to the scientists at the NRDC, the average temperatures in North America will...

Heavy Rains, Extreme Flooding Doubled In Midwest Over 50 Years
2012-05-17 09:58:35

The Midwest has experienced an increase in extreme rainfall and severe flooding over the last half century and authorities need to take steps now to minimize the impact of these events, two environmental groups said in a report released Wednesday. The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their report -- Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms -- said severe storms that led to devastating and costly flooding in many Midwestern...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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