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Torrential downpours cause major flooding in Tanzania

Seasonal rains have brought record-breaking wet weather to parts of Tanzania. The heavy downpours have led to widespread flooding, resulting in major travel disruptions. Meteorologist Hellen Msemo reported that the worst of the flooding had occurred along Tanzania’s northern coast. Much of the infrastructure has been damaged, and the main …

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The Reason Your Dental Work Isn’t Covered by Medical Insurance.

I was at the dentist recently for a toothache. He snapped some X-rays, gave my mouth a quick lookover, said I appeared to have cracked the tooth (likely from my severe TMJ) and would need a root canal. He forwarded me to an endodontist. The endodontist discovered I had a …

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Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 39 people

At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a similar number in Spain. Portugal’s government asked for international help and declared a state of …

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Hurricane Ophelia kills 3 and leaves 360,000 without power in Ireland

On Monday, Ireland was hit by Hurricane Orphelia in what officials called an “unprecedented storm” that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. A police spokesman said one woman in her 50s was killed outside the village of …

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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least eight people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region’s main city. …

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How (and Why) to Get More Chlorophyll in Your Diet

We’re often told to eat our greens, but why are they so important? One reason is they actually provide us with energy converted directly from the sun. HOW DOES IT WORK? Plants, algae, and certain bacteria are able to convert sunlight into sugars they can use for energy through the …

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