Fossils of car-sized dinosaur-era sea turtle unearthed in Spain

Fossils of car-sized dinosaur-era sea turtle unearthed in Spain

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Plying the subtropical seas that washed the coasts of the archipelago that made up Europe 83 million years ago was one of the largest turtles on record, a reptile the size of a small car – a Mini Cooper to be precise – that braved dangerous waters. Researchers on Thursday described … Read more

UK to announce US gas deal after climate change summit -Telegraph

UK to announce US gas deal after climate change summit -Telegraph

Nov 7 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is poised to announce a major natural gas deal with the United States after the COP27 climate change summit, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday. Britain hopes the United States will promise about 10 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over the coming year, … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Xi, Scholz warn against ‘irresponsible’ nuclear threats over Ukraine

Xi, Scholz warn against ‘irresponsible’ nuclear threats over Ukraine

Scholz is first G7 leader to visit Beijing since pandemic Trip tests waters between China, West as tensions simmer Xi says China and Germany must work together Scholz: China has responsibility to help end Ukraine war BioNTech vaccine gains limited access to China BEIJING, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor … Read more

Canada commits C$970 million to new nuclear power technology

Canada commits C0 million to new nuclear power technology

OTTAWA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Canada will provide C$970 million ($708 million) in financing to develop a grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR), a new nuclear technology touted as a key part of the country’s plans to reduce emissions, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said on Tuesday. The project, which is being developed by utility Ontario … Read more

How water has been weaponized in Ukraine

How water has been weaponized in Ukraine

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Sveta has no doubt about why the Ukrainian-held southern city of Mykolaiv, a ship-building center that is home to a half a million people, has gone without fresh water for the past six months . “They (the Russians) are committing genocide against us,” she growled as she waited this … Read more

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after crossing Nicaragua

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after crossing Nicaragua

MEXICO CITY, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Julia emerged over the Eastern Pacific on Sunday evening after pummeling Nicaragua with rain and winds that damaged hundreds of homes but left no reported casualties in that country, according to government officials. Local authorities attributed three deaths in Honduras to the storm, including a young woman … Read more

Sydney records wettest year since 1858 as Australia braces for more floods

Sydney records wettest year since 1858 as Australia braces for more floods

SYDNEY, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Sydney recorded its wettest year in 164 years as authorities braced for major floods in Australia’s east on Thursday, with more heavy downpours expected to fall over the next three days. With almost three months of 2022 still to go, Australia’s largest city has recorded 2,200 mm of rain in … Read more

Cuba requests US aid after Hurricane Ian knocks out power, Wall Street Journal reports

Cuba requests US aid after Hurricane Ian knocks out power, Wall Street Journal reports

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Cuba’s government has made a rare request for emergency assistance from the administration of US President Joe Biden after Hurricane Ian knocked out power to the whole island of 11 million people, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Hurricane Ian tore through the island nation on Tuesday, causing an … Read more

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to “just a pile of rubble in the ocean.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to … Read more