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High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change

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AROSA, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are covered with tarps in Andermatt, Switzerland July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann With global Read More

Most big companies fail to report role in deforestation, charity says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Most big companies are failing to report the damage their operations are doing to forests despite committing to lighten their footprint under wider efforts to tackle climate change, according to a report published on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows deforested land during “Operation Green Wave” conducted by agents of the Read More

Hurricane Barry makes landfall mid-Louisiana coast; weakens to tropical storm after landfall

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New York — Hurricane Barry made landfall on the Louisiana coast at midday Saturday with winds barely meeting hurricane criteria, but fears of flooding and storm surges remain for low-lying areas due to heavy rainfall, according to the National Hurricane Center. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Read More

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Barry threatens Louisiana ports, refineries, LNG facilities

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New York — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana Coast Saturday, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The NHC forecasts storm winds could reach hurricane strength when Barry reaches Read More

OPCW report on 2018 Syria chemical ‘attack’ politicized, new probe may be needed – Russian envoy

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The OPCW report on the 2018 chemical “attack” in Syria’s Douma is inconsistent and was clearly made to fit the pre-existing political narrative, Russia’s envoy to the organization has said, adding that a new probe might be needed. The report, released early in March, was the main topic of a large press conference held by Read More

Factbox: Offshore oil, gas production continues to be shut in as US Gulf Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Barry landfal

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Washington — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana Coast Saturday, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Friday Read More

Storm Barry’s threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

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NEW ORLEANS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate change, scientists said on Friday. A view of the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Barry approaches land in Read More

Slow-moving Tropical Storm Barry poses flood threat to Louisiana, disruptions to USGC refined product exports

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Highlights Port of New Orleans at Port Condition Yankee, closed to incoming traffic Stolthaven product terminal in New Orleans shut down Down earlier, crude, product futures moving higher New York — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall Friday afternoon in eastern Louisiana, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Read More

Storm Barry threatens to overwhelm New Orleans’ century-old pump system

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The rain started pounding New Orleans about the time Jeff Carerras put on his morning pot of coffee. Before it was done brewing, floodwaters were lapping at the door of his bar, Tracey’s. He was prepared to kayak through his Irish Channel neighborhood – among the highest elevations in the city Read More

Tropical Storm Barry gains strength as it heads towards New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans residents stocked up on supplies and prepared their homes on Friday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry threatened severe rain and flooding when it comes ashore as possibly the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. The storm was forecast to bring torrential rains of up to 25 inches (64 cm) Read More