Biden administration rejects Cheniere’s request to circumvent LNG pollution rule

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it had rejected a request from major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc. (GNL.A) to exempt the turbines at its two US Gulf Coast terminals from a dangerous pollution rule. … Read more

From scorching to flooding: World’s hottest city in Pakistan now underwater

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not too long ago, Sara Khan, principal of a school for underprivileged girls in Jacobabad, southern Pakistan, watched with concern as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the hottest in the world at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100 people, including 380 children

Flood killed at least 1,100 people, affected 33 million A third of the country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs the world’s attention – António Guterres Devastation ‘of international origin’ – UN Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and floods have submerged a third of Pakistan and … Read more

US spares western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

An aerial view of Lake Powell is seen, where water levels have dropped dramatically to levels not seen since it was filled in the 1960s, as rising water demand and climate change shrink the Colorado River and create challenges for business owners and recreation in Page, Arizona, U.S., April 20, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/Files Join now … Read more

Forest fires burn, farmers struggle as another heatwave bakes Western Europe

A “monster” fire consumes nearly 7,000 hectares in France ESA chief calls for action to tackle climate change Swiss army airlifts water to cows in mountain pastures Gig economy workers denounce labor rights as temperatures soar HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – European nations sent fire crews to help France tackle a “monster” wildfire on … Read more

Satellite imagery shows Antarctic sea ice is collapsing faster than expected

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Antarctic coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs faster than nature can replenish crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world’s largest ice sheet over the past of the past 25 years, a satellite analysis revealed on Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory … Read more

US Senate approves bill to fight climate change and cut drug costs in favor of Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill to tackle climate change, cut drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden whom Democrats hope to bolster their chances of retaining. control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon 27-hour … Read more

US Senate Democrats advance $430 billion on climate and drugs

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats pushed ahead on Saturday on a bill addressing key items on President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, cutting the cost of energy and medicine for the elderly and forcing certain corporations and wealthy Americans to pay more taxes. In a key first test of Democrats’ … Read more

Washington DC lightning that killed three offers climate alert

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck a plaza near the White House, killing three and another in state critical. Hot and humid conditions in Washington, DC on Thursday kicked off for power. Air temperatures peaked at 94 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

At least 16 people die in ‘epic’ Kentucky floods, including 6 children

July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to at least 16 on Friday as flooding triggered by “epic” torrential rains swept away homes, washed away roads and pushed rivers to their banks , state authorities said, warning that more deaths were expected. Police and National Guard troops, including personnel from neighboring … Read more