Environment

An under-construction building is shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s environment minister blamed the Delhi government and its neighboring states for failing in their efforts to check air pollution which was six times above the recommended limit on Thursday, posing severe health risks. The
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BELGRADE (Reuters) – A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices. A couple stands on sandbanks which emerged amid Danube River’s lowest water levels this year, in Novi Sad, Serbia, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Along the Danube
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FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court is shown in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared unlikely to revive a lawsuit by villagers in India seeking to hold a Washington-based international financial institution responsible for environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed.
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ROME (Reuters) – Violent storms battered Italy for a third consecutive day on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, and flooding much of Venice. The lagoon city’s St. Mark’s Square remained under water for a second day while the adjacent St. Mark’s Basilica was also inundated, with its baptistery totally flooded and its historic, mosaic
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PARIS (Reuters) – France, Europe’s biggest grain producer, announced aid on Friday for farmers hit by the severe drought that has afflicted the country since the summer, along with much of northern Europe. A French farmer sows wheat in Aubigny-au-Bac as extreme drought hits France, October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The government will tap an
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LONDON (Reuters) – Western Europe will experience below-normal temperatures in November, The Weather Company said on Thursday. A street artist creates soap bubbles in front of the Brandenburg Gate among autumnal trees at the Tiergarten park in Berlin, Germany, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo “A first taste of winter is coming this weekend, with
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MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – The center of Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening with winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph), buffeting buildings and dumping rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Willa, a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, veered inland near
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MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) – Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains. Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown
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