Olive oil prices to rise as heatwave hits production

Prices in supermarkets could increase by 20-25% later this year, one leading exporter tells the BBC.

July could be ‘lull before the storm’ for retailers and consumers

Cost of living crisis and rising inflation predicted to hit consumer confidence and spending July could be the “lull before the storm” for retailers and consumers after the heatwave boosted sales...

France in midst of 4th heat wave amid historic drought

PARIS (AP) — France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record. National weather agency Meteo France...

The fallout from Europe's energy crisis

The European Union has called on members of the trading bloc to slash their use of natural gas as Russia cuts deliveries. European wholesale natural-gas prices jumped last week when Russia...

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as prices for food and other necessities rise. Karen Raschke, 75, walks four blocks to the grocery several times a week. She only uses delivery on rare...

Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to...

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as prices for food and other necessities rise. Karen Raschke, 75, walks four blocks to the grocery several times a week. She only uses delivery on rare...

Firefighters battle wildfire on Croatian island after man dies

SARAJEVO - Croatian water-bomber planes joined dozens of firefighters on Sunday to help contain a wildfire that killed one man on the Adriatic island of Hvar, Croatian media reported. The fire,...

Chile sinkhole grows large enough to swallow France's Arc de Triomphe

- A sinkhole in Chile has doubled in size, growing large enough to engulf France's Arc de Triomphe and prompting officials to order work to stop at a nearby copper mine. The sinkhole, which...

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS - France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in...

Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store.Then...

UK Water Restrictions Go Into Effect As Heatwave Persists

UK Water Restrictions Go Into Effect As Heatwave Persists Britain has recorded one of its hottest and driest summers on record. Rivers and reservoirs are drying up as towns in the...

German Electricity Prices Hit Record High As Heatwave Curbs Power Generation

German Electricity Prices Hit Record High As Heatwave Curbs Power Generation Above-average temperatures throughout Germany are pushing power prices to new records as utilities reduce...

Texas miner profited ‘significantly’ more by shutting down amid heatwave than mining Bitcoin

After Bitcoin (BTC) miners in Texas heeded the state’s grid operator’s pleas to consumers to reduce power usage during peak... Continue reading The post Texas miner profited ‘significantly’...

France's going through its most severe drought ever, PM says

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that France is facing the “most severe drought” ever recorded in the country and announced the activation of a government crisis unit....

Riot Blockchain earns millions in credits by cutting energy use during Texas heat wave

American Bitcoin mining firm Riot Blockchain earned an estimated US$9.5 million in power credits in July as it reduced energy consumption and mined fewer Bitcoins. See related article: Bitcoin...

Spain Bans A/C Dropping Below 80°F, Threatens Massive Fines

Spain Bans A/C Dropping Below 80°F, Threatens Massive Fines Citing “a real risk of a natural gas shortage during the coming winter," the Spanish government has decreed that all shops,...

The Climate Cult Is Eager To Take Advantage Of Europe's Energy Crisis

The Climate Cult Is Eager To Take Advantage Of Europe's Energy Crisis The climate cult never sleeps, and when they see a nations in crisis they are always quick to try to exploit the...

Analysis-Global rice supplies at risk as harsh weather hits top exporters

By Naveen Thukral and Rajendra Jadhav SINGAPORE/MUMBAI - Adverse weather across top rice suppliers in Asia, including the biggest exporter India, is threatening to reduce the output of the...

Energy companies say they're prepared to withstand scorching temperatures

A number of American utility companies and grid operators say they're not expecting any major outages despite scorching-hot temperatures that are spanning much of the nation this week. As of...

Riot Blockchain Made $9.5 Million In Credits By Shutting Down Bitcoin Mining Amidst Texas Heat Wave

Riot Blockchain Made $9.5 Million In Credits By Shutting Down Bitcoin Mining Amidst Texas Heat Wave Riot Blockchain earned a stunning $9.5 million in credits in the month of July -...

Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Earned $9.5M for Curtailing Operations in Texas

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Homes aren’t designed to withstand these brutal heatwaves

Retrofitting buildings to stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer will cut carbon—and save lives. Buildings are designed to keep people safe and comfortable according to the local climate: warm...

France To "Reduce Or Halt Nuclear Output" As Heatwave Restricts Ability To Cool Plants

France To "Reduce Or Halt Nuclear Output" As Heatwave Restricts Ability To Cool Plants Forecast models indicate that high temperatures will persist across France in early August....

Visits to shopping centres and high streets dip below pre-pandemic levels

South of England experiencing faster recovery than north, Scotland and Northern IrelandVisits to high streets and shopping centres dipped to below pre-pandemic levels last month, with the north of...

U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July

Data: Southeast Regional Climate Center; Map: Erin Davis/Axios VisualsNew data shows that at least 43 locations across the U.S. set or tied for their hottest July on record, according to data from...

Riot Blockchain Mined 28% Less Bitcoin in July as Heat Wave Cut Power Supply

Lower energy consumption helped the miner generate $9.5 million in power credits.

People are dying from unpaid energy bills

Felisa Benitez, 86, wipes the sweat from her brow while taking a break from cleaning her stand-up electrical fan on the porch of her home at San Fernando Gardens Public Housing in Pacoima,...

America's Green Transition Sparks Power Grid Instability

America's Green Transition Sparks Power Grid Instability The U.S. might want to reconsider its energy transition after a surge in decommissioning fossil fuel power plants has...

Spain warns heatwave threatens olive oil production

Weather also threatens output in Italy and grain across Europe as Ukraine war pushes prices higherFierce heatwaves and a lack of rain in Spain threaten to reduce olive oil production from the...

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