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Italy's white truffles feel the heat at Alba auction
ALBA, Italy (Reuters) - It's bad news for white truffle fans. Dry weather and changing climate patterns have hit production and sent prices soaring. The winning bidder for the biggest truffle at this year's Alba White Truffle auction in Italy, from Hong Kong, paid 75,000 euros (66,593.65 pounds) for a well-rounded truffle weighing 850 grams. Master truffle hunter Piercarlo Vacchina has trained his two dogs Rocky and Jimmy to hunt for the delicacy but says the last few years of drought have taken their toll   Read More ...
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Italy's white truffles feel the heat at Alba auction
ALBA, Italy: It's bad news for white truffle fans. Dry weather and changing climate patterns have hit production and sent prices soaring. The winning bidder for the biggest truffle at this year's Alba White Truffle auction in Italy, from Hong Kong, paid 75,000 euros for a well-rounded truffle weighing 850 grams. Master truffle hunter Piercarlo Vacchina has trained his two dogs Rocky and Jimmy to hunt for the delicacy but says the last few years of drought have taken their toll   Read More ...
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Coastal towns in Italy experience sudden flooding
Rescue and relief efforts continue for the afflicted population of Livorno Italy, three days after a flood hit the region. There were seven victims from the Sunday flood of September 10 that resulted in 15 inches, or 400 millimeters, of rain in 4 hours on the coastal city of Tuscany, causing sudden flooding of rivers and streams. Stefano Paris, the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Italy expressed condolences in a statement addressed to families of victims and residents   Read More ...
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At least eight die in Italy floods: Rescuers
ROME: At least eight people died in flooding after violent rains lashed the Tuscan city of Livorno over the weekend, Italian rescue services said Tuesday. The body of a 67-year-old man, who had been reported missing since Sunday, was found on Tuesday, while the body of a 34-year-old woman had been found the day before. Heavy rainstorms swept across the country overnight from Saturday to Sunday, with Livorno bearing the brunt of the flooding   Read More ...
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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
ROME (AP) -- Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two other people were reported missing. Strong winds toppled trees and parked cars were nearly submerged by floodwaters that left the streets clogged with mud   Read More ...
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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
ROME (AP) — Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two other people were reported missing. Strong winds toppled trees and parked cars were nearly submerged by floodwaters that left the streets clogged with mud   Read More ...
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Italian Jewish culture day postponed to mourn flash floods victims
ROME – The Jewish community in Livorno, on Italy’s Tuscan coast, postponed its European Day of Jewish Culture events as “a sign of mourning,” after flash floods due to torrential rain left at least five people dead in the city. Four of the victims were members of one family, media reports said. “The Livorno Jewish community expresses its condolences regarding the victims caused in recent hours by the storm and is close to those who have suffered damage and the institutions called upon to face this difficult test,” the community said in a statement announcing the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled events   Read More ...
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Heavy rain and flooding leave 6 dead, 2 missing in Tuscany, Italy
Six people died and two were missing in the Tuscan city of Livorno after heavy rain hit the city early on Sunday, causing floods, the city’s mayor said.Between midnight and 0200 GMT, more than 250 millimetres (10 inches) of rain hit the city, causing several streams to overflow, the city of Livorno said on its website, citing several casualties. “The emergency is not over,” the administration said on the website   Read More ...
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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
ROME — Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two other people were reported missing. Strong winds toppled trees and parked cars were nearly submerged by floodwaters that left the streets clogged with mud. "The city is literally devastated," said Leghorn Mayor Filippo Nogarin, adding that "a crazy amount of rain" pummeled the area in just a few hours   Read More ...
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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
ROME (AP) — Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two other people were reported missing. Strong winds toppled trees and parked cars were nearly submerged by floodwaters that left the streets clogged with mud   Read More ...
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Six dead, two missing after floods hit Italy's Tuscany
MILAN (Reuters) - Six people died and two were missing in the Tuscan city of Livorno after heavy rain hit the city early on Sunday, causing floods, the city’s mayor said. Between midnight and 0200 GMT, more than 250 millimeters (10 inches) of rain hit the city, causing several streams to overflow, the city of Livorno said on its website, citing several casualties   Read More ...
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Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water in a basement. Two persons were reported missing. The Italian news agency ANSA said the bodies of a 4-year-old boy, his parents and his grandfather were found in the flooded basement of their two-family home   Read More ...
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Deadly flash floods in Italy after heavy rain
Four of the victims were family members - a four-year-old boy, his parents and grandfather - whose bodies were found in the flooded basement of their home in the port city of Leghorn in Tuscany. Mayor Filippo Nogarin warned there could be more casualties because several people were missing. He said a "a crazy amount of rain" had lashed Leghorn and "the city is literally devastated"   Read More ...
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Heavy rain, floods lash Italy; at least 5 dead
Rome - Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno   Read More ...
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Floods kill at least six as storms thrash Italy
Rome - At least six people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on Sunday, with the Tuscan city of Livorno taking the brunt of the flooding, fire services said. Four people from the same family were found dead in a flooded house in the city, where 40 centimetres (16 inches) of rainfall in four hours transformed streets into rivers and washed away cars   Read More ...
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Floods kill at least six as storms thrash Italy
Rome (AFP) - At least six people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on Sunday, with the Tuscan city of Livorno taking the brunt of the flooding, fire services said. Four people from the same family were found dead in a flooded house in the city, where 40 centimetres (16 inches) of rainfall in four hours transformed streets into rivers and washed away cars   Read More ...
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At least five dead in Tuscany as heavy rains, flooding lashes Italy
ROME – Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno   Read More ...
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Heavy rain, floods lash Italy; at least 5 dead in Tuscany
ROME – Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno   Read More ...
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Heavy rain, floods lash Italy; at least 5 dead in Tuscany
ROME (AP) — Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno   Read More ...
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Floods kill at least five as storms thrash Italy
ROME: At least five people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on Sunday, with the Tuscan city of Livorno taking the brunt of the flooding, fire services said. Four people from the same family were found dead in a flooded house in the city, where 40cm of rainfall in four hours transformed streets into rivers and washed away cars   Read More ...
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Heavy rain, floods lash Italy; at least 5 dead in Tuscany
ROME -- Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put the death toll at six in Leghorn, also known in Italy as Livorno   Read More ...
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Floods kill at least six in Italian region of Tuscany
MILAN (Reuters) - Six people died and three are missing in the Tuscan city of Livorno after heavy rain hit the city early on Sunday causing floods, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said on its website.   Read More ...
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Floods kill at least five as storms thrash Italy
ROME (AFP) - At least five people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on Sunday (Sept 10), with the Tuscan city of Livorno taking the brunt of the flooding, fire services said. Four people from the same family were found dead in a flooded house in the city, where 40cm of rainfall in four hours transformed streets into rivers and washed away cars   Read More ...
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Ursa uses radar imagery to reveal extent of Texas flooding
SAN FRANCISCO — Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial data and analytics company, is using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery to monitor flooding along the Texas Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Harvey. On Aug. 27, Ursa released images of Corpus Christi, Texas, showing the impact of the hurricane. Through its partnership with Italy’s e-Geos, the company owned by Telespazio and the Italian space agency ASI that operates four Cosmos-SkyMed SAR satellites, Ursa compared images of Corpus Christi taken in June with images of the same area taken on Aug   Read More ...
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Italy’s latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes
A small but deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia exposed a deep political fault line on Tuesday over the country’s proliferation of unsafe, illegal housing. The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes   Read More ...
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Italy's latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes
A small but deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia exposed a deep political fault line on Tuesday over the country's proliferation of unsafe, illegal housing. The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes   Read More ...
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Italy's latest deadly quake exposes inaction on illegal homes
ROME (Reuters) - A small but deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia exposed a deep political fault line on Tuesday over the country's proliferation of unsafe, illegal housing. The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes   Read More ...
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In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate
LA MORRA, Italy — On a road winding through the heart of Barolo country, Michele Reverdito pulled his car over and stepped onto a sloping and sickly vineyard. “Look at the wilting leaves and how small and shriveled the grapes are,” he said, holding a sad bunch of nebbiolo grapes in his hand on yet another hot August day. The 48-year-old winemaker explained that unlike his own nearby vines, which were old, with deep roots, these vines were unable to tap the earth’s underground reserves of water, leaving grapes vulnerable to this year’s drought and brutal summer sun   Read More ...
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Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. Doctors reported that about 20 people suffered slight injuries yesterday, but officials feared others may be trapped in the rubble. Italy's national volcanology institute said the temblor struck at 1857GMT, or just before 9 pm local time, just as many people were having dinner   Read More ...
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Deadly earthquake hits Italian island of Ischia, near Naples, injuring dozens
At least one person has been killed and at least 20 injured after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist destination of Ischia. The island off the coast of Naples was rocked by a strong quake just before 9pm on Monday, local time. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the European quake agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude at 4   Read More ...
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Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia
ROME (AP) — A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. Doctors reported that about 20 people suffered slight injuries, but officials feared others may be trapped in the rubble. Italy's national volcanology institute said the temblor struck at 1857GMT, or just before 9 p   Read More ...
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Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia
ROME (AP) — A 3.6-magnitude earthquake has rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia, damaging some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets. There were no immediate reports of victims. Italy's national vulcanology institute said the temblor struck just before 9 p.m. (1857GMT) Monday, just as many people were having dinner. Civil protection crews, already on the island in force to fight the forest fires that have been ravaging southern Italy, were checking the status of the buildings that suffered damage   Read More ...
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Italian winemakers expect less quantity, more quality after extreme weather
ROME: Italy's wine producers are already starting to pick grapes under a scorching sun, after a very cold spring and then extreme heat brought forward a harvest expected to be small but perfectly delicious. A prolonged drought which has devastated crops across southern Europe and a frosty start to the year have sent farmers group Confagricoltura's expectations of wine grape production down 15-20 percent in Italy   Read More ...
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Italian winemakers expect less quantity, more quality after extreme weather
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's wine producers are already starting to pick grapes under a scorching sun, after a very cold spring and then extreme heat brought forward a harvest expected to be small but perfectly delicious. A prolonged drought which has devastated crops across southern Europe and a frosty start to the year have sent farmers group Confagricoltura's expectations of wine grape production down 15-20 percent in Italy   Read More ...
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Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing
ROME (AP) — Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas. Milk levels are down 20 percent because cows are too hot to eat. Prosciutto and parmesan production is similarly at risk because animals in Parma are sweltering and the Po River that irrigates the area is 1   Read More ...
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Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing
ROME (AP) — Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas. Milk levels are down 20 percent because cows are too hot to eat. Prosciutto and parmesan production is similarly at risk because animals in Parma are sweltering and the Po River that irrigates the area is 1   Read More ...
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Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? Italian Farm Acts as a Lab to Find Out
PIEVE TORINA, Italy — After a series of powerful earthquakes struck Italy last year, Martin Wikelski rushed here to test a hunch that has tantalized scientists and thinkers for millenniums: Can animals anticipate natural disasters? A German scientist, Mr. Wikelski tagged several animals on a farm in Pieve Torina in the Marches region of central Italy in October to monitor their behavior, hoping that if it changed in some consistent way before an earthquake, it could be used as an early warning system and potentially save thousands of lives   Read More ...
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US left as 'footnote' in G7 climate talks
BOLOGNA, Italy: Rifts between the United States and its leading industrial allies over climate change deepened on Monday when Washington refused to subscribe fully to a Group of Seven statement on the environment. The U.S. said it would not sign up to a pledge by Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain and Germany which called the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change "irreversible" and key for the "security and prosperity of our planet"   Read More ...
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US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
BOLOGNA, Italy – The United States refused Monday to sign on to a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change. The G-7 environment ministers issued a final communique Monday after their two-day meeting, the first since the United States announced it was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact. In a footnote to the communique, the United States said it wouldn't join with the other six countries in reaffirming their Paris commitments, but said it was taking action on its own to reduce its carbon footprint   Read More ...
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US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — The United States refused Monday to sign onto a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change. The G7 environment ministers issued a final communique Monday after their two-day meeting, the first since the United States announced it was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact. In a footnote to the communique, the United States said it wouldn't join with the other six countries in reaffirming their Paris commitments, but said it was taking action on its own to reduce its carbon footprint   Read More ...
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