Many injured as tornado strikes Wuhan, China - Xinhua
(Reuters) - Many people were injured after a tornado struck central Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province on Friday night, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities.
Extreme heat could cause U.S. power shortages this summer -NERC
May 14 (Reuters) - The organization responsible for North American electric reliability warned energy shortfalls were possible this summer in California, Texas, New England and the Central United States based on above-normal temperature forecasts for much of the region.
U.S. manufacturing production rises in April
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Output at U.S. factories increased in April as operations at plants that were damaged by February's stormy weather in the South came back online, offsetting a decline in the production of motor vehicles.
Spain logged hottest year on record in 2020
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain experienced its hottest year on record last year, the Environment Ministry said on Friday, a day after parliament passed a landmark bill to combat climate change.
U.S. CPC says La Niña has ended, neutral weather likely through summer
(Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday La Niña has ended and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral conditions are likely to continue through the northern hemisphere summer, with 67% chance in June to August 2021.
As drought dries California rivers, salmon take truck rides to sea
GOLD RIVER, Calif. (Reuters) - During a typical spring, the silver young salmon swimming in long tanks at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery east of Sacramento would be released into the American River and then make their way out to the Pacific Ocean to grow to adulthood.
UPDATE 1-Domestic demand to pressure U.S. corn, soy, wheat stocks as exports fade
CHICAGO, May 12 (Reuters) - Strong domestic demand will keep U.S. stockpiles of corn and soybeans near seven-year lows even after farmers harvest the crops they are currently seeding, the government said on Wednesday.
French, EU apricot harvests seen at historic lows after frosts
PARIS (Reuters) - France's apricot harvest this year is expected to fall to its lowest level in at least 46 years, down 60% from the five-year average, the farm ministry said on Tuesday, in an example of damages to French orchards after severe spring frosts.
Power generation woes in Ivory Coast and Ghana hit industry and neighbors
ABIDJAN, May 11 (Reuters) - A drop in electricity generation in Ivory Coast and Ghana has left households and businesses fuming as well as cutting power supplies to neighboring West African countries Mali and Burkina Faso, officials said.
California governor declares drought emergency in 41 counties
LOS ANGELES, May 10 (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday issued an expanded "drought emergency proclamation" for 41 of the state's 58 counties, citing above-average temperatures and dry conditions for April and May.
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