Enlist nature's help to quench world's growing thirst - U.N.
BARCELONA, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world should look to nature for better ways to maintain supplies of water, keep it clean, and protect people from droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.
Australian wildfires destroy homes, kill cattle as hundreds of people flee
SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as wildfires that have destroyed homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the country.
FEATURE-As floods rise in Bangladesh, crab farming helps families tread water
JOYMONI, Bangladesh, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kishore Mondol, a farmer in the low-lying deltas of southern Bangladesh, points at the four-foot-high platform of grey clay he and his wife have just struggled to build.
UPDATE 1-Australians flee homes as bushfires hit arid southeast
SYDNEY, March 18 (Reuters) - Bushfires sweeping across Australia's southeast destroyed homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds to flee on Sunday as dry, hot winds fanned the flames.
Thousands of Australian homes without power after cyclone hits
SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 25,000 homes were without power on Sunday in Australia's northern city of Darwin after a tropical cyclone felled trees, canceled flights, closed schools and delayed shipping.
Venezuela begins power rationing as drought causes severe outages
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, March 16 (Reuters) - Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators.
FEATURE-Growing glaciers prove cold comfort for Pakistan’s Shimshal valley
ISLAMABAD, March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to melt, raising the risk of flooding and other problems. But residents of a remote area of Pakistan face floods for the opposite reason – their glaciers are growing.
UPDATE 4-Argentine drought-hit soy crop seen collapsing to 40 mln tonnes
BUENOS AIRES, March 15 (Reuters) - Argentina's Rosario Grains Exchange slashed 14 percent off its forecast for the country's soy crop on Thursday, saying a drought now in its fourth month would limit the harvest to 40 million tonnes versus its previous estimate of 46.5 million.
FEATURE-None like it hot - warmer winters worry Arctic scientists
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O n a damp winter's afternoon in February, a bus driver taking visitors to the local airport grumbled that this small Arctic town, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was the warmest place in the country.
Rockslide kills one, hurts another beach camper in storm-hit Portugal
LISBON (Reuters) - At least one foreign tourist was killed and another seriously injured by a rockslide that hit their beach camp just off continental Europe's westernmost point in Portugal as a result of a violent storm, authorities said on Thursday.
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