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Climate change blamed for dust storm in Nigeria
Description: The yellow haze descended across Nigeria, blotting out the sun, canceling airline flights and coating everything with a fine layer of dust. Meteorologists say the weather comes from the harmattan, a yearly trade wind that brings dust from the Sahara Desert through Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. This year, however, the harmattan has come at an abnormal time, a possible result of global warming. [Source: USA Today]
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Source: USA Today
Publish Date: 3/24/2010
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