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New Orleans faces a never-before-seen problem with Tropical Storm Barry Tropical Storm Barry presents New Orleans with an unprecedented problem, according to the National Weather Service. Gulf Coast residents should prepare now for heavy rains, flooding and high wind impacts regardless of this storm's category, the FEMA statement said In New Orleans, 118 of city 120 pumps that drain neighborhoods are in working order, Sewerage & Water Board spokeswoman Courtney Barnes said CNN's Michael Nedelman contributed to this report
Britain risks being dragged into wider confrontation against Iran as highest-level security alert issued Analysis: What happened with the British tanker, according to military and diplomatic sources, was not an obvious attempt to attack the ship, but raising the scale of harassment and brinkmanship It is ranked by Nasa as the fourth ancient observatory in the world AFP/Getty 22/50 20 June 2019 Indian residents get water from a community well in Chennai after reservoirs for the city ran dry Continuing rise in tension may mean another warship will have to be dispatched, this will mean adding to the already enlarged international military hardware with the risk of sparking violence – the law of unintended consequences; a scenario British government insists it wants to avoid
Teenage rape victim handed 30-year prison sentence for 'murdering her unborn child' Campaigners estimate around 20 women are in prison for abortion crimes in country A teenage rape victim in El Salvador who was convicted for murdering her child and imprisoned for nearly three years after a stillbirth will now face a retrial next week It is ranked by Nasa as the fourth ancient observatory in the world AFP/Getty 21/50 20 June 2019 Indian residents get water from a community well in Chennai after reservoirs for the city ran dry
California backs effort to boost utilities during wildfires SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for... PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January, saying it could not afford billions in damages from recent deadly wildfires caused by downed power lines and other company equipment, including a November fire that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the town of Paradise
Analysis | The Trailer: Be skeptical of these 2020 storylines In this edition: The 2020 storylines you don't need to believe, the start of a dramatic Netroots convention, and a setback for Republican women in North Carolina. The forum is just one part of a multiday conference Ralph Northam's description of what happens to an unviable fetus after delivery (Philip Scott Andrews for The Washington Post) Kentucky seven days until the dramatic CNN drawing for stage position in those debates ..
Harleys that survived 2011 tsunami make lasting statement YAMAMOTO, Miyagi Prefecture--When Masataka Naruke saw a vehicle buried among the debris left by the Yamamoto at the time had about 12,000 residents, which was 4,000 less than its pre-disaster population Higuchi has been worried that the memories of the disaster and the lessons learned may eventually fade 'Run, by all means, when an earthquake comes!’ It is our responsibility to have more people who can pass that message on, Higuchi said
Census, Tropical Storm Barry, ‘The Lion King’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Europe outsourced an immigration problem to Libya, where a civil war is raging Good night stars, good night air, good night noises everywhere _ Your Evening Briefing is posted at 6 p.m. Eastern Sign up here to get it by email in the Australian, Asian, European or American morning
Hurricane Barry MAP: Deadly hurricane warnings as state of emergency declared in Louisiana TROPICAL STORM Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall as a hurricane, sparking a state of emergency alert for Louisiana. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Friday Warnings currently in place according to the National Hurricane Centre A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City Hurricane Barry: Tropical Storm Barry could intensify before reaching land (Image: NASA) A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for: Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for: Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City A Hurricane Watch is in effect for: Mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for: East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans
Brexit has ‘hugely damaged’ Britain’s global status - three years after PM Cameron quit RELATIONS between the US and UK are at breaking point after a diplomatic storm exploded following leaked criticisms of Donald Trump by Kim Darroch and the ambassador’s subsequent resignation. Donald Trump news: Kim Darroch resigned as the UK's ambassador to the US (Image: GETTY) Leeds Trinity University politics lecturer Kostas Maronitis said: Considering the ongoing leadership debates we can safely assume that Boris Johnson is closer to President Trump but not necessarily to secretaries and various delegations
Photos of the week | Pictures | Reuters A reveller is tossed by a wild cow in the bull ring after the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 9. REUTERS/Susana Vera A reveller is tossed by a wild cow in the bull ring after the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 9 REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Close 11 / 20 Cars lie on the riverbank after heavy rainfall in Tafalla, Spain, July 9
Perspective | Floods trapped me in a New Orleans parking lot. The hurricane isn’t even here yet. Right now, the Mississippi River in New Orleans is at a height of 16 feet, and we have what may become a tropical storm or hurricane headed for our coast. In contrast, the river was only at about 2 feet when Hurricane Katrina hit the city back in 2005. These features, which are referred to as natural infrastructure, provide extra levels of protection against storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico for inland communities Read more: I saw Florence sending millions of gallons of animal poop flooding across North Carolina A hurricane is coming
Country ramps up governance on climate change China will continue to make arduous efforts to honor its promise to have its carbon emissions peak by around 2030 and promote global climate governance in a more fair, reasonable and collaborative way, Premier Li Keqiang said. Li also highlighted the importance of continuing to build an ecologically sustainable society and taking decisive steps to prevent and control pollution so that China can continue to make its due contributions to coping with climate change The pledges were also part of each country's national commitments related to the 2015 Paris climate agreement
California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fu... The legislation allows California investor-owned utilities access to the fund if they agree to put a combined $5 billion toward improvements in their electrical grids, Dodd said The utilities and their ratepayers would evenly split the cost of supporting the fund Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
As Climate Changes, Hurricanes Get Wetter The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent. Climate change is altering that system because the oceans are now warmer than ever: They have absorbed more than 90 percent of the heat caused by human released greenhouse gas emissions For more news on climate and the environment, follow @NYTClimate on Twitter
Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India. Because the city’s water supply was erratic, Mr. Jeevantham drilled a bore well to draw up water from the aquifer beneath Chennai Dev Anand, 30, still lives in his childhood home in the Anna Nagar area Aruna Chandrasekhar contributed reporting from Chennai