Truss defends her economic plan as UK Conservatives gather

The Prime Minister defends the economic plan, saying it is correct He also tries to reassure the audience Kwarteng says he made a decision about the higher tax rate BIRMINGHAM, England (October 2) (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party and the public on Sunday that she should have done … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more

Storm Fiona rips through Canada’s east coast, destroying homes and roads

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Strong storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and reducing many homes to “just a pile of rubble.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now in … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

Cheetahs return to India after an absence of 70 years

Eight leopards moved from Namibia to India The animal disappeared from India 70 years ago Attempting to bring cats back may polish their environmental credentials Some conservationists call it an unrealistic vanity project Challenges include space limits and competing predators LONDON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Eight African leopards radioed to the grassland of Kono National Park … Read more

Traffic, water shortages and now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

A large part of Bengaluru has been submerged in recent floods Forced residents to wade into deep water The unrest raises questions about the city’s future as a technology hub Authorities have vowed to act, but severe weather may complicate plans BENGALURU (Reuters) – Harish Polanor spent weekends in the late 1980s wandering the swamps … Read more

The Northeast US faces potential power shortages as rails begin to close

Unused oil tanker cars appear on the New York West Pennsylvania Railroad outside Hinsdale, New York, August 24, 2015. Photo taken August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some trains carrying fuel components to the northeastern United States have been halted in … Read more