17th November - Today's News

Managed to catch some of the Leonid meteor shower earlier this morning with one bright fireball seen and a few lesser meteors captured on camera. Fortunately we're having a brief dry, sunny interlude in the run of storms which look like getting quite nasty again by the weekend.

In Calcutta, celsius sets November record

Russia is getting bigger, physically

2 dead as heavy rain, storms, batter B.C.

In Ireland, landslide derails train and closes commuter line

More unintended consequences of human activity on the environment: dissolved arsenic in Bangladesh drinking water is from human alteration of landscape

And just in case anyone felt complacent about climate change: Global Warming will bring killer heat, floods and storms to Britain. Note 'will' ..... That's the media for you - never indicate uncertainty when it comes to doom and destruction!

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