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Japanese asked to save power as country’s east sizzles

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TOKYO, July 1 (Reuters) – The highest temperatures for the season since record-keeping began have scorched much of eastern Japan for a week, prompting the government to ask citizens to cut power use as much as possible, while running air conditioners to stay safe. The region around Tokyo hit its......

Ports close in China island province Hainan as tropical storm Chaba looms

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SHANGHAI, July 1 (Reuters) – Local authorities in China’s Hainan province on Friday announced the closure of three ports as weather forecasters reclassified Chaba as a severe tropical storm that was expected to make landfall over the weekend. Chaba, currently east of Hainan, will move at a speed of 15-20......

Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

U.S. power companies face supply-chain crisis this summer

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June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought are becoming more common in the......

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

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TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a......

N.Korean leader convenes latest party meeting amid pandemic, heavy rains

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SEOUL, June 28 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over another meeting of the ruling party to tighten discipline, state media said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and gears up for potential flood damage from heavy rains. The enlarged meeting of the......

Japan records hottest June day amid energy squeeze

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TOKYO, June 25 (Reuters) – A city in eastern Japan logged the country’s highest temperature for a June day on Saturday, breaking above 40 Celsius, the weather bureau said. The heat-wave, which the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) expects to persist throughout the summer, came as the government called on households......

Analysis: Asian demand, rising costs squeeze Europe’s LNG import plan

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Model of LNG tanker is seen in front of the EU flag in this illustration taken May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Freeport outage adds to LNG market tightness Asian demand rebound means Europe will compete for LNG LNG imports seen lower......

Yellowstone partially reopens after historic flooding

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June 22 (Reuters) – Yellowstone partially reopened under restricted conditions Wednesday after historic flooding forced the entire national park to close on June 13 for the first time in 34 years. According to notices on its website, 80 percent of the 2.2 million-acre park was open via three entrances to......

Afghan quake kills at least 920; toll expected to rise

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KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 920 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble,......

Power consumption at records in China as Premier issues warning

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Electricity pylon and powers lines are seen in Nanyang, Henan province, China October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 22 (Reuters) – The consumption of electricity in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan reached records this week, primarily driven by......

Bangladesh military scrambles to reach millions marooned after deadly flooding

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DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, June 20 (Reuters) – Soldiers on small boats delivered relief material on Monday across flooded towns and villages in Bangladesh, after more than nine million people were marooned in the low-lying country and neighbouring India following heavy rains, officials said. At least 32 people have been killed in......

Monsoon floods kill 42 people, millions stranded in Bangladesh, India

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DHAKA/ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighbouring Indian state......

Southern China hit by severe rains, floods as ‘dragon boat water’ peaks

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BEIJING, June 19 (Reuters) – Vast tracts of southern China were pounded by severe storms, triggering flooding in cities and mudslides in rural areas, as the first bout of summer rains reached the peak of their power. Streets turned to swollen rivers as cars and single-storey houses were swept away......

Millions stranded as floods ravage parts of Bangladesh, India, more rain forecast

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DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, June 18 (Reuters) – Monsoon rains caused widespread flooding in northeastern Bangladesh and India, stranding nearly 6 million people, authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen. The flooding in Bangladesh, described by a government expert as potentially the country’s worst since 2004, was exacerbated by the......

Wildfires ravage woods in Spain’s Catalonia as heat-wave bites

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ARTESA DE SEGRE/TOLEDO, Spain, June 16 (Reuters) – Three wildfires have laid waste to 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of pines and bushes in eastern Spain since Wednesday as a heatwave pushes temperatures close to record highs, regional firefighters said on Thursday. Hundreds of firemen were on the ground battling the......

In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change

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Jacobabad in Pakistan hits 51 Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) Women especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Pregnant women at even higher risk, scientists warn WIDER IMAGE photo essay: JACOBABAD, Pakistan, June 14 (Reuters) – Heavily pregnant Sonari toils under the burning sun in fields dotted with bright yellow melons in......

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

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Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after......

French wheat crop rating slips further in week to May 30

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A French farmer harvests his field of wheat during sunset in Thun-L’Eveque, northern France, July 22, 2021. Picture taken with a drone, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – The condition of France’s soft wheat crop has declined......

Texas power use to break all-time high next week

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Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 2 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas will break the all-time high next week as economic growth boosts overall usage and hot......

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