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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

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(Reuters) – At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of Read More

U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise

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(Reuters) – Floodwaters continued to rise in the U.S. Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base. The Missouri River, the longest in North America, has flooded much of Nebraska between Omaha and Read More

Ride-hailing firm Lyft launches IPO road show in Uber's shadow

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(Reuters) – Lyft Inc kicked off the investor road show for its initial public offering on Monday, targeting a valuation of up to $23 billion and seeking to woo money managers before larger ride-hailing rival Uber Technologies Inc goes public in April. An electric scooter from the ride sharing company Lyft is shown on a Read More

Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power as floodwaters recede

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(Reuters) – Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) said its Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska continued to operate safely at full power on Monday as the Missouri River floodwater around the plant receded following a late winter storm last week. FILE PHOTO: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Cooper nuclear power station is seen in an undated Read More

Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power after preparing for flooding

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(Reuters) – Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska was still operating at full power early Monday after the company said on Friday it was preparing for possible flooding, according to a report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). FILE PHOTO: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Cooper nuclear power station is Read More

The U.S. Gulf Coast became a net exporter of crude oil in late 2018

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March 18, 2019 In the last two months of 2018, the U.S. Gulf Coast exported more crude oil than it imported. Monthly net trade of crude oil in the Gulf Coast region (the difference between gross exports and gross imports) fell from a high in early 2007 of 6.6 million barrels per day (b/d) of Read More

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

Record floods engulf U.S. Central states, rivers to rise in days ahead

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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 (Reuters) – Rains that melted a historic snowpack swamped U.S. Central Plains states with record floods on Sunday, breeching river levees and causing two deaths. With water levels expected to Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More