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Had we designed cities with nature in mind, we'd see fewer issues around flooding, pollution and excessive heat.
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But first he had to rescue himself.
"This was mission impossible, because it was such a logistical nightmare."
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Between 45 and 88 millimetres of rain fell overnight.
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"You’re talking about a perfect storm of pollution, environmental racism, and health risks."
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Hurricane Harvey leaves a path of devastation through Texas, destroying buildings and causing widespread power outages. Rising waters now threaten thousands of homes. Houston is under a flood warning...
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Keeping ecosystems healthy prevents climate disasters, saves money and improves resiliency.
Citizens are gradually being allowed to return home.
He ordered a mandatory evacuation on Sunday.
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The public safety minister says every level of government is pulling together to keep Canadians safe in what he describes as a very serious situation.
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Thousands of Canadians are desperately fighting rising waters.
As human-caused climate change continues to warm the planet, sea levels will rise, storms will grow stronger, floods more violent and draughts harsher. All of this puts some of the world's most vulnerable people at greater risk.
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The flooding is the worst in the region since 1998.
Bold action to phase out HFCs could bring remarkable results. In Paris last year, leaders dared to set a goal of limiting global warming to below two degress Celsius. If we act in Kigali and phase out HFCs, scientists believe we could avoid 0.5 degrees Celsius of warming by the end of the century.