Carbon cuts could help 15 cities each avoid at least 1 million early deaths - scientists
NEW YORK, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fifteen cities in Asia and Africa could each see at least a million fewer premature deaths this century if they cut toxic carbon dioxide emissions along the levels promoted in the global climate change agreement, scientists said on Monday.
Storms bring much-needed moisture to U.S. Plains wheat belt
CHICAGO, March 19 (Reuters) - A winter storm brought beneficial rain and snow on Monday to portions of the southern U.S. Plains, where the region's hard red winter wheat crop has endured months of drought, an agricultural meteorologist said.
Climate migration to surge by 2050 unless emissions are curbed - World Bank
ROME, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 140 million people in Africa, Latin America and South Asia could move to another part of their country by 2050 to escape the worsening impacts of climate change - unless urgent action is taken to curb global warming and help people adapt, the World Bank said Monday.
British wind power output hits record
LONDON (Reuters) - Power generation from Britain's wind farms hit a record 14.2 gigawatts (GW) on March 17, National Grid said on Monday.
India most vulnerable country to climate change - HSBC report
LONDON (Reuters) - India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday.
Tropical storm Eliakim kills 17 in Madagascar: authorities
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - At least 17 people died when a tropical storm hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend, authorities said.
UPDATE 2-Hundreds flee Australian bushfires that kill cattle, destroy homes
SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as bushfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country.
Enlist nature's help to quench world's growing thirst - U.N.
BARCELONA, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world should look to nature for better ways to maintain supplies of water, keep it clean, and protect people from droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.
Australian wildfires destroy homes, kill cattle as hundreds of people flee
SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as wildfires that have destroyed homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country.
FEATURE-As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water
JOYMONI, Bangladesh, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kishore Mondol, a farmer in the low-lying deltas of southern Bangladesh, points at the four-foot-high platform of grey clay he and his wife have just struggled to build.
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