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Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - North Carolina estimated on Tuesday that 3.4 million poultry birds and 5,500 hogs died in Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state’s last major hurricane two years ago. Aerial view of farms flooded after the passing of Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina, U.S., September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rodrigo Gutierrez The…
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Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change: OECD

Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change: OECD

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LONDON (Reuters) - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay…
Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal. Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles/h), had barreled past the northern tip of…
Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his call on Monday to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides, hours after his minister halted all small-scale mining in a mountainous gold-rich region. “If I were to try to do my thing I will close all mining in the Philippines,” he said, presiding…
Millions of chickens drown in Florence floodwaters, manure pits damaged

Millions of chickens drown in Florence floodwaters, manure pits damaged

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CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable. Florence, which has dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm)…