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Analysis: U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill will make mark on climate, healthcare costs

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill the U.S. Senate began debating on Saturday night could deliver a major win for Democrats and could help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting costs for the elderly. Democrats hope the......

U.S. Senate Democrats push ahead on $430 billion drug, energy bill

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Saturday embark on one of their most critical missions of Joe Biden’s presidency: tackling climate change, lowering the costs of energy and senior citizens’ medicine and forcing the wealthy to pay more taxes. They hope that passing the $430 billion bill......

Flash floods strand 1,000 people in California’s Death Valley National Park

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A view shows the monsoonal rain flooded Mud Canyon in Death Valley National Park, California, U.S., August 5, 2022. National Park Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Flash flooding triggered by a near-record downpour on Friday over one of the......

Washington DC lightning strike that killed two offers climate warning

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Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving two people dead and two others in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday were......

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

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MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring programme reported on Thursday. The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO......

U.S. Senate climate, drug bill estimated to cut 10-year deficit by $101.5 bln

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A general view of the sky above the United States Capitol dome in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill that Democrats hope to fast-track through......

DSM signals consumer shift from costly meats to poultry

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DSM logo and stock graph are seen in this illustration taken, May 1, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Q2 sales 2.12 bln euros vs 2.03 bln euros consensus Q2 adjusted EBITDA 379 mln euros vs 375 mln consensus Competitors Symrise, Croda both raised......

Kentucky floods kill at least 26, number to keep rising, governor says

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July 31 (Reuters) – At least 26 people, including children, have died in floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky, and more fatalities are predicted with authorities expecting to continue finding bodies for weeks, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday. “There is widespread damage with many families displaced and......

High temperatures unleash marine heatwave in Mediterranean Sea

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People cool off at the Mediterranean Sea on a beach on a hot summer day in Rincon de la Victoria, near Malaga, Spain, July 9, 2022. REUTERS/Jon Nazca Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LISBON, July 29 (Reuters) – (This July 29 story corrects paragraph 7 to......

U.S. top diplomat Blinken to travel to southeast Asia, Africa next week

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U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media before boarding his airplane at Yokota Air Base, after a condolence visit for late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Fussa, Tokyo prefecture, Japan July 11, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to......

Death toll climbs to 16 in Kentucky floods, triggered by epic rainfall

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July 29 (Reuters) – The death toll in eastern Kentucky rose to 16 on Friday as flooding unleashed by torrential rainfall swept through homes, washed out roads and pushed rivers and streams over their banks, state authorities said, warning that more fatalities were expected. The National Guard and the State......

Kentucky floods kill 8, more deaths expected, governor says

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July 28 (Reuters) – Flooding in eastern Kentucky has caused at least eight deaths, Governor Andy Beshear said on Thursday, and the death toll is expected to reach double digits as water continues to rise. A series of storms drenching the eastern part of the state has dropped water that......

Congo oil blocks auction draws warnings of environmental catastrophe

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Congo opens 30 oil and gas blocks for auction Congo rainforest basin is a carbon sink Govt says will hold operators to high standards Congo hoping to take advantage of high oil prices KINSHASA, July 28 (Reuters) – Licensing rights for 30 oil and gas blocks in the Democratic Republic......

Europe seeks compromise deal on gas use as Russia cuts supply

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Model of natural gas pipeline, EU and Russia flags, July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU ministers to agree emergency gas use cuts Voluntary cuts would become binding in supply emergency Revised proposal exempts numerous countries, industries EU racing to save gas......

Senegalese island keeps coastal erosion at bay with stakes in the sand

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DIOGUE ISLAND, Senegal July 25 (Reuters) – Simple wooden structures padded with coconut tree fronds are helping residents of Diogue island in southern Senegal to win back stretches of sandy beach from the Atlantic swells that threaten much of the West African coast. In some areas, half-submerged tree stumps and......

EU countries rewrite plan to cut gas demand, seek carve-outs

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BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – European Union countries are seeking to soften the bloc’s plan to require them to use less gas as Europe prepares for a winter of uncertain supplies from its main gas supplier Russia. The European Commission proposed last week that the 27 EU member states each......

California’s Oak Fire spreads uncontained toward Yosemite

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July 24 (Reuters) – Firefighters deployed air tankers, bulldozers and hand crews to battle a fast-moving wildfire just west of Yosemite National Park on Sunday that suddenly and unpredictably grew into one of the largest fires of the year, forcing thousands of evacuations. Fueled by extreme heat and tinder-dry forests......

Wildfire burns coastal homes in Greek island Lesbos, beach resort evacuated

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ATHENS, July 23 (Reuters) – A wildfire that started in mountainous forests on the Greek island of Lesbos near Turkey on Saturday burned properties at the beach resort of Vatera as more aircraft joined firefighting efforts. Authorities earlier ordered the evacuation of the Aegean sea resort as the wildfire approached......

Wildfires rage across Europe as climate alarm sounded

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Hundreds flee in Tuscany as fire-hit gas tanks explode Blaze contained near Athens after hundreds evacuated Step up climate fight, UK warned, after hottest day New power use records expected as U.S. braces for heatwave China girds for new heatwave; could last well into August ATHENS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) –......

EU asks countries to cut gas demand by 15% until spring

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EU proposes voluntary goal for countries to cut gas use 15% gas cut target could become binding in emergency Needs approval from EU countries, some sceptical Officials see full Russian gas cut-off as likely BRUSSELS, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union set out emergency plans on Wednesday for countries......

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