Environment

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Much of the U.S. East Coast will wake up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleashed heavy snows and strong winds. From northern Florida up through New York City into New England, tens of millions of people will be under
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TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a “weather bomb” knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads. From Halifax to Ottawa, workers struggled on Friday to clear snow and restore power lines downed
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should charge a 25-pence ($0.34) “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups to cut down waste and ban them if a recycling target is not met by 2023, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday. Less than 1 percent of coffee cups are recycled in Britain because of the tightly bonded plastic
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia’s world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Friday, prompting the government to begin culling the spiky marine animals. The predator starfish feeds on corals by spreading its stomach over them and using digestive enzymes to liquefy tissue,
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CHARLESTON, S.C./BOSTON (Reuters) – A rare winter storm hit the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, dumping snow on Florida’s capital for the first time in three decades and snarling travel, while New England braced for a “bombogenesis” blizzard forecast to bring heavy accumulations on Thursday. The governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia declared states
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RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) – Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the streets of Israel they struggled to curl up into a ball to fend off predators. Animal lovers found them waddling around and brought them into the hospital Ramat Gan zoo.
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GALWAY (Reuters) – Homes and business on Ireland’s west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour. The storm hit Ireland’s fourth largest city, Galway, particularly hard as high tides late on Tuesday forced road closures
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(Reuters) – Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said. Temperatures were from 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 17 degrees Celsius) below
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