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.
UPDATE 1-Australians flee homes as bushfires hit arid southeast
SYDNEY, March 18 (Reuters) - Bushfires sweeping across Australia's southeast destroyed homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds to flee on Sunday as dry, hot winds fanned the flames.
Thousands of Australian homes without power after cyclone hits
SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 25,000 homes were without power on Sunday in Australia's northern city of Darwin after a tropical cyclone felled trees, canceled flights, closed schools and delayed shipping.
Venezuela begins power rationing as drought causes severe outages
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, March 16 (Reuters) - Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators.
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