Western Europeans wilt in early summer heatwave, compounding climate change fears

Spaniards swelter as head temperatures for above 40 Celsius Outdoor events stopped in part of France, drought hits Italy Even hats off allowed at upmarket British horse-racing event MADRID / PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) – Spain headed for its hottest early summer temperatures in four decades on Friday, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, … Read more

Spain battles wildfires as it swelters in heatwave

ZARAGOZA, Spain, June 18 (Reuters) – Firefighters battled to bring raging wildfires under control in Spain on Saturday and people sought relief with fans, shade and plenty of water as an unseasonable heatwave pushed temperatures close to record highs. Spain was heading towards its hottest early summer temperatures in decades, with forecasts of between 40-42 … Read more

UK data rules to ease burden on business, cut cookie warnings

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Britain will set out a new data protection regime on Friday that diverges from EU regulations, which it says will ease the burden of compliance on businesses and reduce the number of annoying cookie pop-ups that plague consumers online . The government said it believed the new rules would not … Read more

In the hottest city on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan hits 51 Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) Women especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Pregnant women at even higher risk, scientists warn WIDER IMAGE photo essay: JACOBABAD, Pakistan, June 14 (Reuters) – Heavily pregnant Sonari toils under the burning sun in fields dotted with bright yellow melons in Jacobabad, which last month became … Read more

US small-business sentiment dips in May -NFIB

A person walks past a grocery store in Manhattan, New York City, US, March 28, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – US small-business confidence edged down in May as worries about high inflation persisted, according to a survey on … Read more

‘We beg God for water’: Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

PENUELAS, Chile, June 13 (Reuters) – The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains. A huge expanse of dried and cracked earth that was once the lake … Read more

Yellowstone closed for the first time in 34 years amid flooding, mudslides

CODY, Wyo., June 13 (Reuters) – Record flooding and rockslides unleashed by an unprecedented burst of heavy rains prompted the rare closure on Monday of all five entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the start of the summer tourist season, the park superintendent said. . The entire park, spanning parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, … Read more

US bill to rein in Big Tech backed by dozens of small and big companies

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Dozens of companies and business organizations sent a letter to US Congress members on Monday, urging them to support a bill that would rein in the biggest tech companies such as Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google. Last week, Democratic US Senator Amy Klobuchar and lawmakers from both parties said … Read more

Japan business community seeks further relaxation of border controls

A notice about COVID-19 safety measures is pictured next to closed doors at a departure hall of Narita international airport on the first day of closed borders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus Omicron variant in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan, November 30 , 2021. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE … Read more

US to phase out single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – The US Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032, including in national parks, in a move aimed at tackling a major source of US plastic waste as recycling. efforts falter. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued a secretarial order that calls … Read more