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France will declare a state of natural disaster after rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the south-east on Saturday, devastating crops. The flash storms, which brought hailstones as big as pingpong balls to some areas, killed two people in France and Switzerland, and injured at least 10 others. The worst-hit area, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps …

If concern over the climate crisis or revulsion over the contamination of the food chain are not enough to change consumer behaviour, one grocery store is hoping that another emotion may persuade people to shun single-use plastic bags: shame. Customers who don’t bring their own bags to the East West Market in Vancouver will instead …

The Philippines is struggling under the weight of a sweet but troublesome burden: a glut of 2m mangos. The agriculture secretary, Emmanuel Piñol, said mango farmers had reported an “unusual increase” in the harvest, which they had attributed to El Niño, the climate phenomenon that has led to unusually hot, dry weather this year. One …

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Proponents of a less centralized electric system envision a future in which residents, businesses and communities own and operate solar panels augmented with batteries and other generators hooked together in so-called microgrids. So what exactly is a microgrid? It’s a self-contained electric system that can seamlessly connect and disconnect from the …

Over-fishing, global warming, and pollution have been called the “ticking time bombs” of oceans around the world. They can threaten our lives and forever destroy the ecosystem. As we mark World Oceans Day, CGTN’s Liling Tan reports from New York on the endangered ocean environment, and how modern technology is trying to stop the harm. …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Joe Biden Express to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination went a bit off track this week. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at the IBEW Local 490 in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Since …