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India’s monsoon rains above average for fourth straight week

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A man carries a water bucket as he wades through a flooded lane on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi, India, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis MUMBAI (Reuters) – Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a fourth straight week, the weather office said, with floods hitting Read More

Investor-owned utilities served 72% of U.S. electricity customers in 2017

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August 15, 2019 According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) electric power sector survey data, almost 3,000 electric distribution companies—or utilities—were operating in the United States in 2017. EIA classifies utilities into three ownership types: investor-owned utilities, publicly run or managed utilities, and cooperatives. Although there are fewer investor-owned utilities than the other two Read More

India gets above-average monsoon rains for third straight week: weather office

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FILE PHOTO: A passenger train moves through a water-logged track during heavy rains in Mumbai, India, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI (Reuters) – Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a third straight week, the weather office said, easing concerns of drought, although excessive rainfall flooded many districts in Read More

Energy interests applaud changes to endangered species protections

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Highlights Expected to speed decision-making on infrastructure Federal agencies have had trouble tracking ESA requirements California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, as well as some environmental groups, have vowed to challenge the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to Endangered Species Act protections. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

165 feared dead and nearly a million flee homes after floods and landslides in India

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Up to 165 people are feared to have died and nearly a million others have been forced to leave their homes following floods in southern India. But the total number of dead is likely to increase as rescue workers search through debris after rivers flooded and buildings collapsed due to torrential monsoon rains. Image: A Read More

175+ killed, nearly a MILLION left homeless by landslides & floods in India (VIDEOS)

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Floods and landslides across southern and western Indian states have killed nearly 200 people over the past week as the Indian Army intensifies its relief operations to help thousands stranded in desperate need of rescue. Extreme weather conditions that have been battering Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat since last week forced hundreds Read More

Death toll from India floods rises to 95, hundreds of thousands evacuated

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KOCHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – The death toll from floods in India’s states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed on Saturday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes. Members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) evacuate flood-affected people to a safer place, in Sangliwadi, Sangli district, Read More

Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands

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BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) – At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday. Flood-affected people are moved to a safer place in Paravur in Ernakulam district in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 9, Read More

Floods kill at least 22 in southern India, displace thousands

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BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) – At least 22 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday. Members of a rescue team wade through a water-logged area during heavy rains on the outskirts of Kochi in the southern state Read More

Torrential rains cause flooding, evacuations in southern India

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BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Torrential monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on Friday. Members of a rescue team wade through a water-logged area during heavy rains on the outskirts of Kochi Read More