Irrigation rehab channels life back into Zimbabwe’s parched fields
NYANYADZI, Zimbabwe, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In this drought-prone region of eastern Zimbabwe, relying on rain to grow crops no longer makes sense.
Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams combed through gutted homes across California's celebrated wine country on Monday, looking for the charred bodies of those killed in the state's deadliest wildfires, as survivors slowly began returning home.
Three dead as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland
LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves.
Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain
LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday.
CORRECTED-Plant more trees to combat climate change -scientists
OSLO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday.
London sky turns yellow as storm blows in Saharan dust, Spanish smoke
LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The sky over London turned an unusual shade of yellow on Monday as Storm Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wild fires in southern Europe that filtered out certain wavelengths of sunlight.
Iraqi forces to regain Kurdish oilfields to restart production -Iraq oil min
BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Iraq will deploy troops to regain full control of the Kirkuk oil area and fields surrounding it to restart production suspended by the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, a senior Iraqi oil official in Baghdad told Reuters.
Mix of sun and rain in Ivory Coast to boost cocoa crop
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Heavy rains continued last week in most of top grower Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions but increased sunny spells are expected to boost the nascent main crop, farmers said on Monday.
Iraq warns Kurdistan not to shut down Kirkuk oil flows
BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Iraq said on Monday it was considering using security forces to prevent Kurdistan from shutting down output from the oil area of Kirkuk after tensions flared up between the central government and the semi-autonomous region.
Woman dies in Ireland as a result of Storm Ophelia - RTE
DUBLIN, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A woman has died in the southeast Irish county of Waterford on Monday after a tree fell on her car as a result of Tropical Storm Ophelia, national broadcaster RTE said, quoting the local council office.
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