Tropical storm Chantal forms over far North Atlantic: NHC
(Reuters) - Tropical storm Chantal was forming over the far North Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks
SANTIAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - China hopes to welcome the United States "back to the negotiating table" to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate change envoy said on Tuesday.
Chile to account for costs of climate change in budget
SANTIAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources in the world's top copper producer.
FEATURE-Faced with floods and suicides, U.S. readies for a warmer world
ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland, Aug 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - J ulia Sanger, whose tiny ice cream shop flooded twice in two years in Maryland's historic Ellicott City, joked darkly that the disasters left many local business owners in need of therapy.
Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the stateâs most populous region.
Russia's Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA.
Russia's Norilsk and S.African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots -NASA data
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA.
UPDATE 1-Pakistan, India spar over using water as a weapon in Kashmir dispute
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare," Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.
Heatwaves and heavy rain predicted to last longer with climate change
BARCELONA, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries in the northern hemisphere can expect longer summer heatwaves, as well as more consecutive days of heavy rain with harmful consequences, if internationally agreed goals to limit global warming are exceeded, scientists warned on Monday.
FEATURE-With reservoirs at risk, Sierra Leone capital confronts water crisis
FREETOWN, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half the year, Iyatunde Kamara worries torrential rains will wash her house off its hillside and into the rivers of waste that flow through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
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