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Bitter cold cancels some U.S. lunar eclipse festivities

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Many lunar eclipse festivities were canceled due to a flash freeze across the central and northeastern U.S. states on Sunday, with icy roadways rather than cloudy skies blamed by astronomers for spoiling the party. The first full moon of 2019 rises off the shore of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain January Read More

Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial stances on native people and the environment. FILE PHOTO: Chief Joao Ponce (C), head of the Uirapuru indigenous community, walks along a corn field near Read More

Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze on a barren and parched land at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district Read More

100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists traveling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces. FILE PHOTO – A general view of Queenstown September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo A booming dairy farming Read More

Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil's farm minister in Amazon spat

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil’s agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion Read More

Five deaths blamed on storms that dump snow, rain on California

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(Reuters) – At least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards into the Rockies and U.S. Midwest through the Read More

Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity, warn of no-deal chaos

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LONDON (Reuters) – Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a no confidence debate Read More

Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday rejected critiques by the country’s farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil’s conservation efforts. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Read More

Companies cry out for Brexit clarity, warn on no-deal

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LONDON (Reuters) – Furious companies facing weeks more uncertainty over an ever closer Brexit lashed out at politicians on Wednesday, and warned of chaos at ports and catastrophic job losses if Britain failed to secure a withdrawal deal with the European Union. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a Read More

California storms to dump up to seven feet of snow, force evacuations

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Striking teachers in the Los Angeles public school system deal with the rain and wind after going on strike in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 14, 2019. Picture taken January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – A big Pacific storm is set to dump up to seven feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains Read More