(Reuters) – Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. Maria could threaten several
NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. The
HA TINH, Vietnam (Reuters) – A typhoon tore a destructive path across central Vietnam on Friday, flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, whipping off roofs and knocking out power in the country’s most powerful storm in years. Four people were killed, more than 5,000 houses were submerged, 19 collapsed and nearly 24,000 houses in Ha
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co, said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market. China, the world’s largest auto market, is pushing hard to develop its own green car
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Max, a Category 1 hurricane, touched down on Mexico’s west coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, bearing down on a region popular with tourists that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. The storm brought maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour)
CREPURIZAO, Brazil (Reuters) – Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth. For others it is a way of life. Brazilian garimpos, or wildcat mines, are operated by small crews of men, often caked in red-brown mud and
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will lift a shipping warning later on Thursday after Typhoon Talim veered away from the island and moved towards Japan but the capital, Taipei, and other cities can expect heavy rains from the storm, meteorologists said. Some flight cancellations could also still be expected as northern Taiwan is lashed by heavy
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Saddled with economic problems and its own damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico is taking thousands of refugees from the U.S. Virgin Islands whose homes were destroyed by the storm, with a cruise ship carrying up to 2,000 more due to set sail for the U.S. territory on Wednesday.
MIAMI/SAN JUAN, P.R. (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma has claimed five more lives, patients at a Florida nursing home that lost electricity during the storm that brought widespread flooding and power outages over the weekend, authorities said on Wednesday. Residents of the hard-hit Florida Keys returned to inspect damaged homes and businesses that were largely without
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling. The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernize its industry. As part of
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) – Residents who returned to the Florida Keys archipelago on Tuesday found Hurricane Irma had shredded mobile homes like soda cans and coated businesses with seaweed, while the death toll rose for the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year. Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on
MANILA (Reuters) – A cyclone dumped heavy rains in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby provinces on Tuesday, causing widespread flooding and landslides in some areas that killed at least two people, the national disaster agency said. Financial markets, government offices and schools were closed and port operations in some provinces were suspended, it said.
(Story corrects Sept 11th story to say Irma will degenerate into remnant low by Tuesday evening, not Monday, following clarification from the U.S. NHC) (Reuters) – Irma, having weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, has further weakened to a tropical depression and is likely to degenerate into a remnant low by Tuesday evening,
FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland, flooding cities in the northeastern part of the state and leaving millions without power. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic
TAMPA, Fla.,/MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets. Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the