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Retreating Swiss glacier spurred May’s new 2050 climate goal

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said her surprise at the rapid retreat of a glacier she knew from years of walking holidays in the Swiss Alps had strengthened her resolve to commit Britain to a new target of net zero carbon by 2050. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks in Read More

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

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DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Puddles are seen in farm fields as heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in U.S. corn planting this spring, near Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday Read More

‘Tame the nightmare’: U.S. writer McKibben pushes climate strike

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LONDON (Reuters) – Bill McKibben, a U.S. author and leading figure in global climate activism, has challenged adults to join a youth-led general strike in September, saying bold action may yet prevent civilization being cut off “at the knees.” FILE PHOTO: Greta Thunberg attends a demonstration calling for action on climate change, during the “Fridays Read More

China flood death toll hits 61, 350,000 evacuated: ministry

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As many as 61 people have been killed and 356,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rain and floods swept through large parts of southern and central China this week, Chinese rescue authorities said. In a notice published late on Thursday, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said 9,300 homes have collapsed and Read More

U.S. commodities regulator sees market risk from climate change, urges action

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. commodities regulator said on Wednesday climate change poses a major market risk and urged federal government action to address it, putting him at odds with the Trump administration which has often dismissed the issue. Rostin Behnam, one of five commissioners of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, made the comments Read More

Feature: Weak Chicago distillates market sees little hope for rebound

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Houston — From winter storms to spring floods, severe weather this year in the US Midwest has kept farmers from planting crops, cutting regional diesel (gasoil) demand as a result. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now But even with prices at multi-month lows, the market is unlikely Read More

India’s trash mountain will be ‘bigger than the Taj Mahal by 2020’

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India’s tallest trash mountain, dubbed the ‘Mount Everest of trash,’ is now so high it requires warning lights for aircraft overhead and will soon be higher than the famed Taj Mahal. The towering Ghazipur landfill is almost the size of 40 football fields, stretching more than 65 metres (213 feet) high, and rises by nearly Read More

Near-record ‘dead zone’ forecast off U.S. Gulf coast, threatening fish

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(Reuters) – A near record-sized “dead zone” of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening its huge stocks of marine life, researchers said. FILE PHOTO: The rising waters of the Gulf of Mexico crash at the shoreline of the Treasure Island community of West Galveston Island, Texas March 6, 2014. Read More

Thousands stranded, five killed, as heavy rain lashes south China

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Thousands of people have been stranded and at least five killed amid torrential rain throughout central and southern China, with authorities bracing themselves for at least another four days of downpours, state media reported on Tuesday. The official China Daily said floods had wiped out 10,800 hectares of crops and destroyed hundreds Read More

Thousands stranded, 5 killed, as heavy rain lashes south China

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Thousands of people have been stranded and at least five killed amid torrential rain throughout central and southern China, with authorities bracing themselves for at least another four days of downpours, state media reported on Tuesday. The official China Daily said floods had wiped out 10,800 hectares of crops and destroyed hundreds Read More