Environment

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian soldiers have been drafted in to help clear the streets of Moscow and the surrounding region after a record snowfall which delayed flights, felled hundreds of trees, and turned some roads and pavements into an obstacle course. More than a month’s worth of snow fell on Moscow within just 36 hours
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview. Thailand has emerged as Southeast Asia’s leading developer of renewable electricity, with providers obliged to guarantee minimum
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Arpi Kruzian has lived on the coastline east of Beirut for three decades. But now her balcony has a different view: a massive mound of trash rising on the Mediterranean. “This used to be the sea,” she said outside her home. “One day we looked out, we couldn’t see the sea.” Trucks
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – A chronic drought that could leave South Africa’s Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright spot, officials said on Friday. With experts predicting Cape Town will run out of water in mid-April, residents have been told to limit usage to 50 liters
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s worst blizzard this winter exposed a flaw in Beijing’s drive to create remote coal mining hubs as it tries to streamline heavy industries and clear the air in populated regions: a lack of railroads to get the fuel to market. Heavy snow storms snarled the world’s largest rail network this week,
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