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

Kosovo government postpones plan for volatile north after rising tensions

FILE PHOTO – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – The Kosovo government has postponed the implementation of a decision that would force … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reigniting trauma ahead of blast anniversary

The silos, a towering reminder of the August 4, 2020 explosion A smoldering fire had left Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 explosion seen as symbol of Lebanese elite corruption BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at the port of Beirut collapsed on Sunday days before the second anniversary of … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing has not shared information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian laboratory module for China’s space station under construction, lifts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft launch site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back … 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