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As Russia Steps Up Attacks on Grain Ports, U.S. Warns of Possible Ruse

By Michael D. Shear, Neil MacFarquhar and James C. McKinley Jr. | The New York Times

Russia on Thursday stepped up its aerial assaults on Ukrainian ports critical to the world’s food supply, as the White House warned that the Kremlin has mined sea routes and might be setting the stage for attacks on commercial transport ships.

Jet Stream Pattern and ‘Heat Domes’ Fuel Soaring Temperatures Around Globe

By Camilla Hodgson and Steven Bernard | Financial Times

Simultaneous heatwaves and flooding in swaths of the US, Europe and Asia are being fueled by a specific jet stream pattern that creates a series of “heat domes” which in turn drive up temperatures, scientists say. They have been attempting to understand whether the band of fast-moving air that controls weather in the mid-latitudes is changing in a way that makes heatwaves and rainfall more frequent and persistent.

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