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U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday. Former U.S. President Barack Obama fist bumps Greta Thunberg during a meeting at Read More

Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

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LONDON (Reuters) – By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers’ market, a wildfire in California’s Capay Valley had burned both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to pay out a sixth of his losses. A fireman puts out flames Read More

Large parts of Bermuda plunged into darkness as Hurricane Humberto whips island

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging nearly the whole Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and heavy rain. FILE PHOTO: The eye of Hurricane Humberto is seen as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter flies Read More

Large parts of Bermuda plunged into darkness as Hurricane Humberto clips island

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Hurricane Humberto knocked out power lines in Bermuda on Wednesday night, plunging half of the Atlantic archipelago into darkness, as the storm whipped the British territory with powerful winds and rain. FILE PHOTO: The eye of Hurricane Humberto is seen as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter flies across Read More

IEA: Member countries hold 15 days’ worth of global oil demand in emergency reserves

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9/18/2019 PARIS – The International Energy Agency, founded in 1974 to help non-OPEC member countries coordinate a collective response to major supply disruptions, issued a statement today on the crude supply disruption situation in Saudi Arabia. “Recent events are a reminder that oil security cannot be taken for granted, even at times when markets are Read More

Factbox: U.S. readies emergency oil reserves in wake of Saudi attacks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Saturday it stood ready to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if needed after attacks in Saudi Arabia shut more than half the crude output in the world’s largest oil exporter. FILE PHOTO – Oil pump jacks work at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Read More

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

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NASSAU (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km per hour), Read More

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, seen becoming hurricane

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FILE PHOTO: Personnel from the Royal Bahamas Police Force remove a body recovered in a destroyed neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo NASSAU (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds on Read More

Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

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NASSAU (Reuters) – A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support. FILE PHOTO: A volunteer of the NGO World Central Kitchen gestures as a helicopter leaves after Read More

Bahamas relief operation frustrated by approach of new storm

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NASSAU (Reuters) – A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation’s history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors. FILE PHOTO: A volunteer of the NGO World Central Kitchen gestures Read More