One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge … Read more

U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon, … Read more

U.S. Senate Democrats battle to pass $430 billion climate, drug bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Saturday began debating a Democratic bill to address key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda – tackling climate change, lowering the costs of medication for the elderly and energy, while forcing corporations and the wealthy to pay more taxes. The debate began after the Senate voted … Read more

Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures … Read more

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring programme reported on Thursday. The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted with … Read more

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Wednesday. Images and livestreams by local news outlets MBL and RUV showed lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on … Read more

Toyota unit falsified emissions data from at least 2003, probe finds

Hino Motors Ltd displays its new Hybrid Profia, a diesel-hybrid version of its large commercial truck model at its R&D Centre at Hino in Tokyo, Japan July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Naomi Tajitsu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Committee publishes report on false data scandal at Hino Says engineers didn’t feel able … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

Kentucky floods kill at least 28 – ‘Everything is gone’

July 31 (Reuters) – Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 28 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday as authorities worked to provide food and shelter for thousands of displaced residents. Some homes in the hardest hit areas were swept away after days of heavy rainfall … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to … Read more