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Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms about a looming environmental disaster in the remote Amazonian region of Peru where he had settled.

Thaw on the way in southern United States
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the southern United States will wake up to more frigid temperatures and slick roads Friday, but a thaw is expected by the weekend, forecasters say.

China says sunken Iranian tanker may now be leaking heavy oil
BEIJING (Reuters) - A sunken Iranian oil tanker may be leaking heavy bunker fuel as well as light oil off the east coast of China and the best remedy was to recover the vessel, officials said on Friday.

Wild reindeer foil wind farm plan in southern Norway
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway rejected construction of a wind farm on Friday over concerns it could harm wild reindeer in southern mountains that are home to the last remaining viable populations in Europe.

Malawi seeks divine intervention as drought, pests threaten maize crop
LILONGWE (Reuters) - A dry spell and worsening pest infestation are threatening Malawi's staple maize crop, prompting President Peter Mutharika on Friday to call on government officials to lead prayers for rain.

Philadelphia refiner's woes pose test for U.S. biofuel policy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America's controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress.

Earth sweltered again in 2017: hottest year without an El Nino
OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El NiƱo event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Storm kills three in the Netherlands, three in Germany
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Three people were killed in the Netherlands and three people died in Germany on Thursday as powerful winds toppled trees, blew trucks off the road and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

Drought-hit Cape Town at 'point of no return', tightens water targets
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town told residents on Wednesday they would need to cut their daily water consumption by almost half from next month as authorities scramble to prevent the city running out of water as soon as in April.

Deutsche Bahn halts rail service across Germany due to storm
BERLIN (Reuters) - German railway operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] on Thursday said it had suspended all long-distance rail service across Germany due to a powerful storm blowing across Germany and the Netherlands.

 

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