Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, blowing over trees and powerlines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the … Read more

Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Young activists rallied for climate action on Friday, staging protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demand that rich countries pay for the damage global warming is inflicting upon the poor. The protests … Read more

Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief … Read more

At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/ Toru Hanai Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) … Read more

Hungary government submits first anti-graft bill to avoid losing EU funds

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban waves at the audience during general session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, US, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if … Read more

EU plans to upgrade its Paris Agreement climate target – document

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The European Union plans to raise its target to tackle global warming under the Paris climate agreement, although the upgrade is unlikely to happen in time for this year’s UN climate summit, according to a draft document seen by Reuters . … Read more

Hurricane Fiona makes landfall on Puerto Rico, knocking out power to island

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The entire island of Puerto Rico was without power on Sunday as Hurricane Fiona made landfall causing severe flooding and landslides before barreling toward the Dominican Republic, a government agency said. The center of the storm made landfall … Read more

China and India among SCO states urging ‘balance’ in climate approach

Children stand as their family takes refuge along a damaged road amid flood, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Bajara village, at the banks of Manchar lake, in Sehwan, Pakistan September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China led bloc says it accepts danger … Read more

Haiti unrest worsens misery as residences face water shortage

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PORT AU PRINCE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Thousands in Haiti faced water shortages after days of protest virtually halted distribution, eyewitnesses said on Saturday, as an approaching storm caused more worry in the reeling country. Many residents of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince have been forced to shelter … Read more

At least nine dead as flash floods hit central Italy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CANTIANO, Italy, Sept 16 (Reuters) – At least nine people were killed by torrential overnight rains and floods in the central Italian region of Marche, authorities said on Friday, as rescuers continued to search for four still missing. In Cantiano, a village close to the neighboring … Read more