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Heat waves batter major cities in China’s Yangtze River Basin

Over 90 red alerts have been issued across China for high temperatures Shanghai issues rare red alerts for the city Grid power load reached a record level in seven provinces and regions BEIJING (Reuters) – Severe heat waves swept through China’s vast Yangtze River basin on Wednesday, pummeling densely populated megacities from Shanghai on the …

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Heat waves in dozens of Chinese cities cause road jams and crack roof tiles

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital Shanghai and dozens of other Chinese cities have experienced scorching temperatures as unusually hot weather causes roads to twist, roof tiles crackle and people scavenge for coolness in underground raid shelters. By 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, 86 cities had issued red alerts, the highest in a three-tiered …

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China’s increased hydropower is a boon for its climate goals, and energy bills

Water flows over the Zhaoheng Dashiban power plant on the Zhougong River near Ya’an in Sichuan Province, China, August 4, 2018. REUTERS / Damir Sagolj Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A surge in China’s hydropower production this year, buoyed by record rainfall, has helped the world’s biggest …

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Fatty ‘katsu’ fish may portend climate change, posing a threat to Japanese sushi

NAKATOSA, Japan, July 12 (Reuters) – Half a century ago, Takeo Nakago has been catching katsu tuna, or skipjack tuna — an indispensable part of Japanese cuisine, whether raw, dried or used as a base for broth. But he and other fishermen in Kore, in Kochi Prefecture in southwestern Japan, have seen something troubling in …

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Japanese radish farmers fear the future amid climate change

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese farmer Masahiro Hoshina began worrying about typhoon season months before it began, haunted by memories of torrential rains and landslides that washed away wasabi farms during one storm in 2019. “Recently, the strength of typhoons looks very different than before because of global warming. They are getting stronger,” said the 70-year-old …

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Bangladesh army rushes to reach millions stranded after deadly floods

Dhaka/Guwahati, India, June 20 (Reuters) – Soldiers in small boats delivered relief items on Monday through flooded towns and villages in Bangladesh, after more than nine million people were stranded in the low-lying country and neighboring India after torrential rains. . Officials said. At least 32 people have died in Bangladesh since late last week …

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Energy demand in parts of China hits new records amid scorching heat

Electricity pole and power lines in Nanyang, Henan Province, China on October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – Energy consumption in China’s large provinces north of the Yangtze River has risen amid warmer-than-normal weather, as regions such as Henan, China’s third most populous province, …

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China finds signs of water in the vicinity of storms on the moon’s surface

A model of the Long March-5 Y5 rocket from China’s Chang’e-5 Mission lunar exploration program is displayed in an exhibition inside the National Museum in Beijing, China on March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/Files Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese scientists have found signs of water in samples …

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