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Spring weather to bring more floods to waterlogged U.S. Plains states

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Central Plains states could face more flooding this week as rising temperatures accelerate snow melt across the region, weather forecasters said Monday. Highway 281 is seen damaged after a storm triggered historic flooding, in Niobrara, Nebraska, U.S. March 16, 2019. Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS Floods in the aftermath Read More

More flooding expected for devastated U.S. plains states

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(Reuters) – There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday. Water levels were expected to rise through the week, according to the National Weather Service, prompting evacuations Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More

U.S. farm belt slammed by floods, heavy snow from bomb cyclone

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(Reuters) – A harsh late winter storm broadsided a vast swathe of the U.S. agriculture industry this week as heavy snow closed roads and buried cattle in the Plains while excessive rain flooded Midwest farm fields and swamped grain elevators. FILE PHOTO: A man tries to get the cows to higher ground, Turkey Creek, near Read More

'Bomb cyclone' triggers flooding on Mississippi, Missouri rivers

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(Reuters) – A powerful, late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm pushed into the U.S. Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday, causing flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, stranding herds of cattle and raising alarms at a Nebraska nuclear power plant. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March 13, 2019 in Read More

'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across U.S. after winter siege of Midwest, Rockies

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(Reuters) – A powerful, late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm pushed east into the U.S. Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday after bombarding the Rocky Mountain and Plains states with blizzards, floods and tornados, prompting precautions at a Nebraska nuclear power plant. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March 13, 2019 Read More

Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique coastal city, several injured

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MAPUTO (Reuters) – A powerful tropical storm made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, battering a coastal city with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to up 170 km an hour and injuring several people. In Beira, a city of around 500,000 people and a gateway for imports to landlocked countries in southeast Read More

Cyclone Idai batters Mozambique coastal city

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A powerful tropical storm made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday evening, battering a coastal town with heavy rain and wind at speeds of up to up 170 km an hour. In Beira, a gateway for imports to landlocked countries in south-east Africa, twitter images showed billboards blown off and electricity and telephone Read More

'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across the U.S., flood risks remain

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(Reuters) – The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists, left blizzards, floods and tornados in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday. A general view of the blizzard in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. March Read More

The Intercept shuts Snowden archive amid layoffs & outrage

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First Look Media, the parent company of the Intercept, announced it will shut access to the archive of documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to cut costs as it plans to layoff 4 percent of staff. The news was met with outrage from high ranking staff member and filmmaker Laura Poitras, who went to Read More