Colorado floods rescue efforts threatened by new wave of rain

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Originally Published by The Guardian – From the Rocky Mountain foothills to the plains of northeastern Colorado, the search for people stranded by severe flooding grew more difficult on Sunday, with a new wave of rain threatening to hamper airlifts from flooded areas that are still out of reach.

Scars left by wildfires worsen flooding in Colorado

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Originally Published by NBC News – Boulder, Colo., is getting absolutely drenched — since Wednesday night, an incredible 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) of rain have fallen in the city and its surrounding areas, and the deluge continues..

Effects of Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan and Their Impacts on Sustainable Development

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A pair of images of the Pasni area from February 16, 2005, and October 19, 2001, reveals some of the effects of recent, devastating flooding in southern Pakistan along the coast of the Arabian Sea. In these images, water appears dark blue (nearly black in places) to light blue, depending on the how much sediment is in the water. Vegetation is red, and the desert appears in shades of light brown and brownish yellow. The city of Pasni is located at the tip of the peninsula.Floods in Pakistan threaten the nation’s infrastructure, energy security, political and economic stability and natural ecosystems. In this situation, sustainable development may be the only way to manage both natural and man-made disasters. This paper presents the effects of extreme weather events in Pakistan and their impacts on sustainable development.