Environment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out. The Mendocino Complex fire, which has scorched an area of northern California almost
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output. FILE PHOTO: Farmers pick tomatoes near San Antonio de los Banos in Artemjsa province, Cuba, April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo The state
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KAYANGAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed grocery store
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(Reuters) – The worst drought in living memory is sweeping parts of eastern Australia, leaving farmers struggling to cope and asking questions about their future. FILE PHOTO -A dead tree lies in a drought-effected paddock on farmer Tom Wollaston’s property located west of the town of Tamworth in New South Wales, Australia, June 2, 2018.
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 32 people were killed on Sunday when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. People react following an earthquake in Ampenan district, Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia August 5, 2018, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/ via REUTERS The powerful quake triggered
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(Reuters) – A couple of fast-growing wildfires in northern California expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread on Saturday afternoon as more residents were ordered to evacuate their homes and weary firefighters endured high temperatures and gusting winds. Two blazes collectively called the Mendocino Complex burned in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – DowDuPont Inc (DWDP.N) has told India it is putting off trials needed for approval to sell a genetically modified variety of corn, taking a cue from U.S. rival Monsanto that has also pulled a similar application due to intellectual property concerns. FILE PHOTO: A farmer removes weeds from her corn field
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