'Cooling gap' widens, despite rising heat, as pandemic hikes poverty
LONDON, May 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising poverty, as the coronavirus pandemic slows economies, means an extra 50 million people this year may struggle without air conditioners, fans or other cooling devices needed to keep them healthy and productive, researchers warned Wednesday.
New 2030 emissions targets lower global warming estimate but more effort needed
BARCELONA, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Stronger pledges to cut planet-warming emissions made by the United States, European Union countries, China and Japan have lowered the projected level of global warming by the end of this century to 2.4 degrees Celsius, researchers said on Tuesday.
Australia to create disaster recovery office after spate of natural disasters
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will create a new disaster relief department to hasten the delivery of government aid, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will say on Wednesday.
UPDATE 1-Cheniere posts higher revenue helped by canceled cargoes
May 4 (Reuters) - Cheniere Energy Inc's revenue increased to $3.09 billion in the first quarter from $2.71 billion a year earlier helped by cancel led cargoes for which customers are still obliged to pay fees, the company said in a filing on Tuesday.
Spies, satellites, subpoenas: soy buyers play hardball with Brazilian farmers
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Global grains merchants are using satellites and spies to surveil Brazil's soybean heartland and deploying an army of lawyers to ensure farmers deliver promised crops instead of finding a different buyer at prices that have doubled since deals were made.
UPDATE 1-Tornado rips through Mississippi, damages buildings, power lines
May 3 (Reuters) - A tornado tore through the southern U.S. city of Tupelo on Sunday, blowing the roofs off homes and tearing down trees and power lines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Tornado rips through Mississippi, damages buildings, power lines
(Reuters) - A tornado tore through the southern U.S. city of Tupelo on Sunday, blowing the roofs off homes and tearing down trees and power lines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
France reports 113 more COVID-19 deaths, 5,581 in intensive care
PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) - The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units in France rose by 4 to 5,581 on Sunday, halting five consecutive days of decline, health ministry data showed.
UPDATE 3-Japan jolted by magnitude 6.8 earthquake; no serious injuries reported, no tsunami alert
TOKYO, May 1 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8, revised up from an earlier estimate of 6.6, jolted northeast Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings 400 kilometers away in Tokyo and raising the possibility of landslides closer to the epicenter.
Ice melts out at famous Alaska river betting site
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Ice on the Tanana River in the Alaska community of Nenana melted enough on Friday to send a wooden tripod adrift, tripping an alarm and adding another valuable data point to a century-old record of climate change in America's far north.
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