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

‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials who installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more

Gas leakage from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Baltic Sea

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN (Reuters) – Danish authorities on Monday told ships to stay away from a five-nautical-mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. The German government said it was in contact … 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

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