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India's monsoon should be robust provided no El Nino surprise: top government forecaster

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon, crucial for Asia’s third largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn’t a surprise El Nino phenomenon, Indian’s top government weather official said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A man rides his bicycle across a bridge as pre-monsoon clouds gather over the Read More

President Rouhani inspects flood damage in northern Iran

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LONDON (Reuters) – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday inspected damage caused by flash floods in northern Iran and promised compensation to all those affected, as the nationwide death toll from what he called an “unprecedented” natural disaster reached 26. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen during his visit after flooding in Golestan province, Iran March Read More

Floods kill at least 18 in southern Iran, provinces on alert

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DUBAI (Reuters) – At least 18 people were killed and around 100 others were injured in flash floods in Iran’s southern Fars province, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, with more rain forecast following days of devastating floods in the north. Damaged vehicles are seen after a flash flooding In Shiraz, Iran, March Read More

Teacher who gives away 80% of his salary is named the world's best

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A maths and physics teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help the poor has been named the best teacher in the world. Peter Tabichi received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his efforts in turning around the fortunes of Keriko secondary school, located in an impoverished village in the Read More

Eni, CNR create RandD partnership for energy sector decarbonization

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3/24/2019 Photo: Arctic Ocean. LECCE, Italy — Massimo Inguscio, president of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, following their meeting held last May, have signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA), to set up four linked research centers in southern Italy. Also, in attendance were Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Minister for Read More

U.S. renewable electricity generation has doubled since 2008

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March 19, 2019 Renewable generation provided a new record of 742 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity in 2018, nearly double the 382 million MWh produced in 2008. Renewables provided 17.6% of electricity generation in the United States in 2018. Nearly 90% of the increase in U.S. renewable electricity between 2008 and 2018 came from wind Read More

Taking a rain check: Australian farmers shun fertilizer purchases as drought lingers

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian farmers are postponing buying fertilizer and other products they typically use to protect their crops as a drought across the country’s east coast darkens the outlook for the rural sector in one of the world’s top exporters of grains. Farmers usually begin sowing wheat, the nation’s biggest rural export, in late Read More

Australia puts chance of El Niño in 2019 at 70 percent

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A recent warming of the Pacific Ocean has led to a 70 percent chance of an El Niño weather event developing this year, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. An El Niño weather event can trigger both floods and drought in different parts of the world, and is associated with warmer, Read More

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

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MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) – The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. A man looks at a washed away bridge along Umvumvu river in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Only Read More

At least 157 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

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HARARE/MAPUTO (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday, and vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupted. Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai is seen in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 16, 2019 in this Read More