Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

World Aug 27, 2019

Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

French wine production will fall 12 percent this year after vines were damaged by spring frosts, drought and hail, but quality will remain generally good, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. In its second estimate for 2019, the ministry forecast production of 43.4 million hectolitres, ...

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

National Aug 19, 2019

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

The heatstroke death toll since July has reached 101 in Tokyo's 23 wards, topping 100 for the second straight year, officials at Tokyo Metropolitan Government's office of medical examiners said Monday. For 2018, the death toll stood at 164 in the heavily populated capital, according ...

July was the hottest month ever recorded

World / Science & Health Aug 16, 2019

July was the hottest month ever recorded

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees ...