Lightning in Washington DC that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck a plaza near the White House, leaving three people dead and another in critical condition. . Hot and humid conditions in Washington, DC, on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures topped 94 … Read more

US job growth picks up in July as labor market defies recession fears

A pedestrian walks past a “Help Wanted” sign on the door of a hardware store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., July 8, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/ Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record Nonfarm payrolls increase 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June Average hourly earnings increase 0.5%; 5.2% … Read more

Why climate change affects some communities more than others

Gov. Andy Beshear told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Tuesday that the water “swept some people miles away from where they were” and “it’s going to take weeks to account for everyone.” However, the flooding sheds light on a broader truth: Low-income communities and communities of color bear the brunt of the climate crisis. Deke Arndt, … Read more

Weekly US jobless claims rise, but labor market remains tight

Weekly jobless claims rise from 6,000 to 260,000 Continued claims rise 48,000 to 1,416 million The trade deficit is reduced by 6.2% to 79.6 billion dollars in June WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, suggesting some easing in the labor market, though overall … Read more

Critically low water levels at Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir

Lake Shasta feels effects of historic drought Lake Shasta provides water not only for agriculture in the Central Valley, but also for several Bay Area regional water systems. Shasta Lake is located 10 miles from Redding, in Shasta County, and about 200 miles north of the Bay Area. SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – KTVU continues its … Read more

Stocks hold steady as markets bet on a sharp BoE hike

The market bets on a 50 bp rise in the Bank of England Fed official: 50 bp hike in September is “reasonable” Oil rebounds from six-month lows Lufthansa returns to operating profit Credit Agricole sees a rise in profits LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Strong earnings from Credit Agricole and Lufthansa buoyed shares on Thursday, … Read more

US corporate profits, economic outlook surprisingly optimistic

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record NEW YORK, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Corporate America is reporting mostly upbeat news this earnings season, surprising investors who had been bracing … Read more

Analysis: World’s largest bond markets are back in fashion as recession fears mount

Global indices are displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 19, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – One day you’re out, the next you’re in: The world’s battered sovereign … Read more

Exclusive: Biden EPA to Address Carbon from Coal Industry with Rules on Other Pollutants

GUAYAMA, Puerto Rico, Jul 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to apply new limits on traditional pollutants such as ozone and coal ash to help encourage the closure of coal-fired power plants that remain in the country, after the Supreme Court limited the agency’s ability to impose sweeping climate regulations, according to … Read more