Environment

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings. Thoroughfares were turned into raging torrents, stone balustrades were shattered, boats tossed ashore and gondolas smashed against their moorings as the lagoon tide peaked
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One set out its first ever sustainability plan on Tuesday with the aim of achieving a net zero-carbon footprint for the sport by 2030. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit, Mexico City, Mexico – October 27, 2019 Drivers in action during the race REUTERS/Carlos
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Authorities in Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states on Monday declared a state of emergency as the country’s eastern region prepared for “catastrophic” fire conditions. Smoke from a large bushfire is seen outside Wytaliba, near Glen Innes, Australia, November 10, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Peled/via REUTERS Fires in northern New South Wales
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. central bank signaled on Friday it may be getting ready to join international peers in incorporating climate change risk into its assessments of financial stability, and may even take it into account when setting monetary policy. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F.
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FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday signaled the U.S. central bank may join its international peers in incorporating climate change risk
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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – For Earl Cummings, the psychological scars remain raw a year after California’s deadliest wildfire raced across a mountain ridge and destroyed the town of Paradise, killing 85 people. FILE PHOTO: The wreckage of burned buildings continue to smolder during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S. November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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