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  1. Power knocked out as Storm Imogen roars through UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Streatham Guardian

    Waves crash over rocks at Porthcawl in Wales as winds of nearly 100mph battered Britain after Storm Imogen slammed into the south coast bringing fierce gusts and torrential downpours. Tens of thousands of people have been left without power as Storm Imogen battered Britain with hurricane-force winds reaching speeds of almost 100mph.

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  2. Firefighters battling grass fires across central OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike were closed Monday afternoon from Chandler to Stroud due to a large grass fire and multiple collisions along the roadway.

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  3. 5,000 homes left without power as West bears brunt of Imogen's furyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Independent.ie

    This road in the Rahona area of the Loophead Peninsula was impassable due to flooding related to Storm Imogen. Photo: Noel Gavin/Press 22 Storm Imogen left a trail of destruction across Ireland with more than 5,000 homes and businesses losing power and one offshore weather station reporting hurricane-force winds of almost 200kmh.

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  4. 5.7 South Island quake felt throughout New ZealandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The New Zealand Herald

    Adris Cochrane wrote: "Whoa for a sec I thought it was #auckland property prices falling, but no, actually, an earthquake in Wellington." So many little shakes so close to the 5yr anniversary of the #Christchurch #earthquake ... Okay, I'm starting to freak out here.

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  5. A Free-Market Plan to Save the American West From DroughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Atlantic

    A maverick investor is buying up water rights. Will he rescue a region, or just end up hurting the poor? , Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around.

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  6. Inglewooda s NFL stadium rising soon, hoping to host Super BowlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Press-Telegram

    The 50-yard line is still dirt and weeds around a protruding yellow pipe used for water table measurement. There isn't much more than vacant space and idle construction equipment within a few minutes' walk in any direction.

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  7. Damage from wind gusts leads to fires across Smith CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Fire crews spent much of the day battling fires caused by damage from wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. Some of the fires included a large grass fire near Arp on Highway 64 that threatened several homes, according to the Smith County Fire Marshal's office.

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  8. White House proposes millions for big water innovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Grist Magazine

    Go ahead and turn up those Jock Jams , Obama, because your administration is doing something unprecedented before you become un-presidented: submitting a budget proposal with $267 million specifically devoted to water innovation. OK, it's more exciting than it sounds.

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  9. Aid urgently needed for drought-stricken EthiopiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Scoop

    As the severity of ongoing drought in Ethiopia is exacerbated by the arid effects of 'super El Nino', ChildFund New Zealand is appealing to more New Zealanders to contribute to their growing aid response. "ChildFund, with the help of New Zealand sponsors, has been responding to children and families in need of water and food assistance in Ethiopia following two consecutive seasons of failed rains," explains ChildFund New Zealand Chief Executive Paul Brown.

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  10. Despite record temps El Nino is not overRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | KRCR

    For the second day in a row Redding broke the record high temperature, reaching 82 degrees on Monday. The old record was 80 degrees set back in 2006.

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  11. Soundmankillz stretches genres on 'Until the End'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Examiner.com

    Listening to the sophomore album from Soundmankillz, one immediately lays to waste any misconceptions that the Phoenix -based act is another cog in the metalcore machine. Catapulting off the inevitable trajectory of industrial bands like Ministry and hardcore thrash like Megadeth, SMK is far more apt to be described as a combination of these two.

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  12. Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil, and public health officials' concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant.

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  13. Dry weather not unusual during El Nino winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | KION 46

    This winter has been all over the place, we've had plenty of rain, wind, high surf, and even some snow on the Central Coast. Now, sunshine that makes it seem like summer.

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  14. Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Houston Chronicle

    In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan, both of Olympia, Wash., hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state, as some of the first snow of the season fell in the area. Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

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  15. Water conservation in California continues to be an issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    KCRA 3's Kevin Oliver shows why conservation should remain an issue in California and the ongoing drive to get people to conserve water. KEVIN: THE RIVER LEVELS HERE HAVE BEEN GOING UP AND DOWN WITH THE STORMS THIS SIGN ON THE RIVERBANK WAS WEEK AGO.

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  16. On the beachfront at Margate, looking toward Atlantic City.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Philly.com

    As a new-moon high tide Monday pushed flood waters into nearby streets again, a judge listened to final arguments over whether he should allow the state to condemn 87 lots owned by the City of Margate in order to proceed with a Shore-protection dune project. "The state made use of the best technology, the best advice," attorney Stephen Eisdorfer argued before Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez.

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  17. World leaders are under pressure to adopt sugar taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Silicon Alley Insider

    File photo of a boy sitting in a toy tricycle being pushed past shelves of bottled beverages at a supermarket in Nanjing 2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. For years, public health advocates have called for such measures as one prong of an attack against a growing obesity epidemic that has fueled rates of heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, in both the developed and developing worlds.

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  18. Coyotes behind recent Ponderosa neighborhood deer killsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Residents in the Ponderosa neighborhood in Spokane Valley expressed concern after seeing half-eaten deer in the area, worried a cougar had left the deer in their backyards. Now it appears a more common animal may be to blame.

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  19. Storm Imogen shuts off town centres, closes roads and leaves thousands without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | IcNetwork

    The Met Office issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain and a more serious amber weather warning for wind. An amber warning of wind placed over Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen Yellow warning of rain for Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Bridgend, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Vale of Glamorgan, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen It will be a windy, chilly and bright start tomorrow but outbreaks of showery rain will move south through the day, locally wintry over hills. 1 comment

  20. Swansea council said more than 1,000 homes in the area were also left without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | IcNetwork

    Around 30 trees have been bought down by Storm Imogen in Swansea where wind speeds have reached more than 70mph. A Swansea council spokesman said: "Staff have been pulling out all the stops to keep the city safe and moving as Storm Imogen batters the country.

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