Biden to meet with governors on weather, hike salaries for firefighters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he will host a meeting next week of governors from states in the western United States, cabinet members and federal emergency management officials to help prepare for heat, drought and wildfires.
Brazil mulls law to track indirect cattle suppliers, drivers of deforestation
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will propose a new law to track indirect cattle suppliers that sell animals to giant meat producers, including JBS SA and Marfrig SA, as certain ranchers are believed to be key drivers of deforestation.
Putin orders military to help clear up floods in annexed Crimea
MOSCOW, June 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to help clear up flooding in annexed Crimea on Monday, the Kremlin said, after heavy rain caused damage in cities on the Black Sea peninsula.
UPDATE 3-Thunderstorms batter Chicago area, leave thousands in the dark
June 21 (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms tore through the Chicago area on Sunday night after the National Weather Service said a "confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado" had touched down in a western suburb of the city, causing damage.
NHC says Claudette becomes tropical storm again
June 21 (Reuters) - Claudette on Monday strengthened into a tropical storm, although it is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Thousands of Commonwealth Edison customers without power as severe storms hit Chicago
(Reuters) - Chicago-area utility Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) website showed that over 34,000 customers were without power as severe thunderstorms tore through the area on Sunday night.
Claudette to strengthen again into a tropical storm by early Monday - NHC
(Reuters) - Tropical depression Claudette has strengthened a little and is expected to become a tropical storm again by early Monday over eastern North Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.
FEATURE-Yemen's famed beekeepers feel the sting of climate change
BEIRUT, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After driving for days on the rough roads of southern Yemen, Radwan Hizam finally reached the idyllic spot where he hoped his bees could feed from flowering Sidr trees to produce their world-renowned honey. But he was too late.
American Airlines to cut 1% of July flights as travel rebound strains operations
(Reuters) - American Airlines on Sunday said it would cancel around 1% of its flights in July to serve a surprise uptick in travel demand at a time when the airline struggles with unprecedented weather and a labor shortage at some of its hubs.
U.S. NTSB to probe highway crash that killed 10 in Alabama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Sunday it would investigate a highway crash in Alabama that killed nine children and a young father when a van and other vehicles slammed together during Tropical Storm Claudette.
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