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Warm and dry weather prompts Alberta to declare an early start to wildfire season

Warm and dry weather prompts Alberta to declare an early start to wildfire season

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has declared an early start to the 2024 wildfire season in the face of low snowpacks and forecasts of dry weather to come.
Trinidad hires foreign experts to help contain oil spill and remove capsized barge

Trinidad hires foreign experts to help contain oil spill and remove capsized barge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Trinidad and Tobago announced Tuesday that it is partnering with international experts to remove the wreckage of a barge that capsized in nearby waters and caused a major oil spill .
New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution.
Federal government scales back carbon price rebates for small businesses

Federal government scales back carbon price rebates for small businesses

OTTAWA — The federal government is cutting the amount of financial relief small businesses will receive from carbon pricing revenues so it can increase the size of the rebate it is providing to rural families.
Global Citizen plans conference to team young people with world leaders like World Bank's Ajay Banga

Global Citizen plans conference to team young people with world leaders like World Bank's Ajay Banga

NEW YORK (AP) — International advocacy organization Global Citizen is turning to Gen Z and millennial leaders in its fight to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and end extreme poverty.
Maine wants to lead in offshore wind. The state's governor says she has location for a key wind port

Maine wants to lead in offshore wind. The state's governor says she has location for a key wind port

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state-owned site on the coast of Maine will serve as the location of an offshore wind port critical to developing the nation's first floating offshore wind power research array, the state's governor said Tuesday.
Hundreds are set to descend on Tahiti for Olympic surfing. Can locals protect their way of life?

Hundreds are set to descend on Tahiti for Olympic surfing. Can locals protect their way of life?

TEAHUPO'O, French Polynesia (AP) — Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo'o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beac
Wet winter storm hits California, closing regional airport and trapping people in swollen rivers

Wet winter storm hits California, closing regional airport and trapping people in swollen rivers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another wet winter storm swamped California with heavy rainfall on Monday, flooding the runways at a regional airport and leading to several rescues on swollen rivers and creeks.
Flood watches issued as another round of wet winter storms hits California

Flood watches issued as another round of wet winter storms hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest in a series of wet winter storms blew ashore in Northern California on Sunday, with forecasters warning of possible flooding, hail, strong winds and even brief tornadoes as the system moves south over the next few days
Alberta First Nations seek answers on carbon capture and storage plans

Alberta First Nations seek answers on carbon capture and storage plans

Seven Alberta First Nations have banded together to seek answers as industry and government move on billion-dollar plans to inject and store millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases underneath or adjacent to their traditional lands.