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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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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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