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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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US pledges more high-level engagement with Pacific islands amid China push

Kurt Campbell attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Thursday he expects more high-ranking U.S. officials to visit Pacific island nations as Washington ramps up its involvement in …

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G20 chairs Indonesia to push for peace with Ukraine, visits Russia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo listens as US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as part of the special US-ASEAN summit, in Washington, US, May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s President …

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Column: China’s lockdowns and heavy rain ease coal shortage

A resident and a child look through gaps in barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – China’s electricity generation saw a rare drop in April and May compared …

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Tesla cars banned for two months in Beidaihe, the site of the Chinese leadership meeting

A picture of the Tesla logo is seen at a Tesla showroom in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 20 (Reuters) – Tesla vehicles (TSLA.O) will be barred from entering China’s coastal region of Beidaihe, the site of an annual secret meeting …

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US rolls back tariffs on China, possible halt to federal gas tax to curb inflation

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden’s 2023 budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hochstein Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The administration of President Joe Biden is reviewing the removal of some tariffs on China and a …

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