Environment

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Major flooding threatened several thousand homes on Monday in the Australian state of Queensland, forcing more than 1,100 people to be evacuated, after authorities opened up dam gates after days of torrential rains filled reservoirs to overflowing. Emergency services tackled thousands of calls from people overnight around the city of Townsville, where
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(Corrects to attribute quote in paragraph 10 to the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, not the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, in this Feb. 1st story) Richard S. Vargas, The Salvation Army Director of Community Social Services, checks on homeless Blanca Rodriguez for cold wellness checkup in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January
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Workers are seen at a street following an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, with the quake being felt as far away as El Salvador. An official with emergency
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia endured its hottest month on record in January, with sweltering conditions expected to persist through April, the country’s weather bureau said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe at Altona beach in Melbourne, Australia, January 4, 2019. AAP Image/David Crosling/via REUTERS The heatwave, which saw temperatures above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for
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