Environment

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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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge conditionally denied Bayer AG-unit (BAYGn.DE) Monsanto’s motion to receive a new trial on the $250 million punitive damages portion of a recent jury verdict that found the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including RoundUp, responsible for a man’s terminal cancer. Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislative changes to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters
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