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Crude reverses gains as US floods cause havoc

Oil futures declined on Friday from sharp gains achieved in the previous session despite the turmoil in the oil industry caused by the Hurricane Harvey which struck Texas, US.   US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) w

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Floods, farms fuel jump in methane emissions

A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesda

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Floods, farms fuel jump in methane emissions

A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesda

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Storm in Macedonia kills at least 17

At least 17 people died in flash floods in the Macedonian capital Skopje during a storm on Saturday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Todorov said on Sunday, warning that the death toll could rise further. Torrential rains had

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Thousands evacuated after French floods

Torrential rains across France forced thousands of people from their homes and saw stranded motorists rescued by soldiers as flood waters rose, while in Paris a metro line was shut and staff at the Louvre museum were told the venue was likely to

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As sea levels rise, economic damage piles up even faster

As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said. Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ocean levels edge up

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Floods swamp US cities; 9 m people in risk areas

Record flooding from rain-swollen rivers has washed out hundreds of structures in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, forcing thousands to flee their homes, and 9.3 million Americans still face flood warnings. At le

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US southern states brace for weekend floods

Overflowing rivers receded in Missouri and Illinois on Friday after flooding swamped communities and forced towns to evacuate, but forecasters warned rain-swollen waterways could menace Southern states downstream.  

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Severe floods hit midwestern US state

State of Missouri residents in the US struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River. A

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Bahrain floods bring death, misery

Heavy downpour on Friday brought death and misery to Bahrain causing long tailbacks on major highways and several neighbourhoods turning into no-go areas due to heavy flooding. And today will continue to be cold and cloudy, with r

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