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'Storm approaching': firms fear for deliveries in shipping shakeup

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LONDON/LOS ANGELES U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months.

France prepares to swelter in record high June temperatures

PARIS Authorities in Paris are setting up "cool rooms" in municipal buildings, opening pools for late-night swimming and installing extra drinking fountains as France braces for a "potentially dangerous" heatwave that could see record temperatures for June.

Environment 24 Jun 2019

Storms strand passengers in Dallas, thousands without power

About 1,000 flights were canceled or delayed in Dallas on Sunday night and more than 80,000 homes and businesses left without power early Monday, after a line of thunderstorms rolled across a northeastern swath of Texas before heading east.

Environment 24 Jun 2019

Japan set for average-to-warmer weather in July-September

TOKYO Japan is expected to experience an average-to-warmer weather between July and September, the country's official forecaster said on Tuesday.

Environment, Japan 11:10am IST

Seaweed washing up on Mexico's top beaches a 'minor' problem - president

MEXICO CITY An infestation of seaweed along large stretches of Mexico's Caribbean coast, home to many of the country's top beach destinations, is not a major problem, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday.

Environment 5:16am IST

Venice must be put on U.N. danger list, ban cruise ships: conservationists

ROME Venice should be put on the United Nations' list of endangered cities and cruise ships should be banned from its fragile lagoon to prevent an ecological disaster, Italy's main conservation group said on Monday.

Environment 24 Jun 2019

Outlook uncertain for Japan's whaling industry despite commercial restart

MINAMIBOSO, Japan When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan's oldest whaling villages, she'd go down to the harbor with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly butchered whale meat. | Video

Environment, Japan 24 Jun 2019

Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

WASHINGTON The Democrat running as the "climate change candidate" in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida's Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world's biggest producer.

Environment 24 Jun 2019

Water shortage could cut India's food exports, minister warns

NEW DELHI A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday. | Video

Environment 24 Jun 2019

Quake of magnitude 7.5 shakes East Timor, Australia; no tsunami feared

DILI A powerful, deep 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia on Monday, and was felt as far away as Australia, but authorities said it did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. | Video

Environment 24 Jun 2019