FEATURE-'The water's not going anywhere' - Louisiana confronts climate threats
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting on his porch in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Otis Tucker cuts a lone figure on a street punctuated with large empty spaces - the shadows of homes lost to Hurricane Katrina.
Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government
KIGALI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said.
World wine output falls to 60-year low
PARIS (Reuters) - Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organization OIV said.
INTERVIEW-Fiscal row with Washington distracts Puerto Rico from storm recovery - official
CALVIA, Spain, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P uerto Rico, battered by Hurricane Maria in September, is working "day and night" to restore public services, but a row with Washington over a fiscal turnaround plan for the bankrupt U.S. territory is draining energy from the recovery effort, said the Caribbean island's secretary of state.
FEATURE-Rural Kenyans beat rising heat with mud-brick homes
KIVOO, Kenya, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P erched on a dirt tower on the edge of a bog in Kivoo village, eastern Kenya, Erastus Njiru applies finishing layers of mud to a pile of bricks.
INTERVIEW-Communal land ownership in Barbuda a myth, says prime minister
LONDON, April 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The premise that Barbudans own their land communally is a "myth" perpetuated for generations with no basis in the constitution, the prime minister of the Caribbean twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda has said.
California risks severe "whiplash" from drought to flood - scientists
OSLO, April 23 (Reuters) - California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a "whiplash" from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating "Great Flood" of 1862, scientists said on Monday.
Emergency alerts loom as drought takes hold in war-torn Afghanistan
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the winter, officials said on Monday, with at least 20 of 34 provinces already suffering badly.
FEATURE-Louisiana 'islanders' find a new home beyond the water
ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, Louisiana, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing in the long grass on the land where he was born, with the sea now lapping just meters away, Chief Albert Naquin remembers Isle de Jean Charles as a wonderful place to grow up.
Corn fields in parts of Brazil at risk due to dry weather: report
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Some corn fields in the southern part of Brazil are at risk of losses due to the lack of rains, with parts of Paran�, Brazil's second largest corn producing state, at worse situation, grains consultancy AgRural said on Friday.
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