30 Apr '12, 11am

On Our Radar: Flooding Alerts in Britain: Thousands of homes are left without power as trees topple.

Competitors running along the Blackwater River in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, England. After a long drought, Britons are experiencing one of the wettest Aprils on record. Dozens of flood alerts are issued as Britain is drenched by rain and buffeted by high winds after an unusually dry winter. [Sky News] Drawing on readings by sensors aboard a NASA satellite, researchers find that large wind farms slightly increase local temperatures near the ground as the turbines’ rotor blades pull down warm air. [The Wall Street Journal] After not mentioning climate change once in his recent Earth Day proclamation, President Obama says he will be “very clear” in arguing on the campaign trail that the nation must “take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way” that are compatible with economic growth and job creation. [Rolling Stone] Five southern African countries wi...

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