Pakistan looks ‘like a sea’ after floods, PM says, as 18 more die

Pakistan looks ‘like a sea’ after floods, PM says, as 18 more die

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEHWAN, Pakistan, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Parts of Pakistan seemed “like a sea”, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday, after visiting some of the flood-hit areas that cover as much as a third of the South Asian nation, where 18 more deaths took the toll … Read more

Tractors to the rescue as floods submerge India’s tech hub

Tractors to the rescue as floods submerge India’s tech hub

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Authorities in the Indian city of Bengaluru used tractors on Tuesday to rescue residents of posh housing estates marooned by floods as army teams were sent in after two days of torrential rain in the technology hub. The state government of … Read more

Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery

Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery

Unprecedented floods have swamped a third of country 33 million affected, with 1,325 killed U.N. warns of deteriorating situation with more rain seen JAMSHORO, Pakistan, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Pakistan scrambled on Tuesday to widen a breach in its biggest lake to prevent it from overflowing amid unprecedented floods that have inundated a third of … Read more

Biden declares emergency over Mississippi water crisis

Biden declares emergency over Mississippi water crisis

JACKSON, Miss., Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved an emergency declaration over a water crisis in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance late on Tuesday to supplement the state’s response. “Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding for a period of … Read more

China’s scorching southwest extends power curbs as drought, heatwave continue

China’s scorching southwest extends power curbs as drought, heatwave continue

China announces 11th consecutive heat ‘red alert’ Sichuan extends industrial power use curbs until Aug. 25 Chongqing cuts working hours of commercial venues Shortages could affect Tesla SHANGHAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – China’s scorched southwestern regions extended curbs on power consumption on Monday as they deal with dwindling hydropower output and surging household electricity demand … Read more

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-hit dam

‘Spanish Stonehenge’ emerges from drought-hit dam

CACERES, Spain, Aug 18 (Reuters) – A brutal summer has caused havoc for many in rural Spain, but one unexpected side-effect of the country’s worst drought in decades has delighted archaeologists – the emergence of a prehistoric stone circle in a dam whose waterline has receded. Officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal but dubbed … Read more

U.S. spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

U.S. spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

Aug 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. government spared seven Western states from mandatory Colorado River water cutbacks for now but warned on Tuesday that drastic conservation was needed to protect dwindling reservoirs from overuse and severe drought exacerbated by climate change. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in June had given the states 60 days, until … Read more

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Tonnes of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to establish cause Polish authorities criticised for slow response Polish PM says Oder “may take years” to return to normal state BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “flat-out” to establish the cause behind a mass fish die-off … Read more

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that … Read more

Months after dam destroyed to stop Russian advance, parts of village still flooded

Months after dam destroyed to stop Russian advance, parts of village still flooded

May 29 (Reuters) – Some 50 homes in the village of Demydiv remain partially submerged months after a dam was destroyed and the area flooded to stop Russian troops from advancing on Ukraine capital Kyiv, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said late on Saturday. The Ukrainian military blew up a dam on the river Irpin in … Read more