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'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

TORONTO — Fillets from fish caught along Toronto's waterfront have up to 12 times more microplastics per serving than some common store-bought alternatives, newly published research suggests.
Forest fire at New Jersey military base 80% contained after overnight rain

Forest fire at New Jersey military base 80% contained after overnight rain

BASS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rain overnight helped firefighters gain more control over a forest fire burning at a military bombing range in southern New Jersey. Fire officials said Wednesday that half an inch (1.
The “greenhouse effect”: How an oft-touted climate solution threatens agricultural workers

The “greenhouse effect”: How an oft-touted climate solution threatens agricultural workers

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — To harvest tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, to clip herbs, to prune and propagate succulents, people work in oppressive heat and humidity. Some wring out shirts soaked with sweat.
Takeaways from AP story on dangerous heat threats to greenhouse workers

Takeaways from AP story on dangerous heat threats to greenhouse workers

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Many farms, from vertical farming startups to traditional specialty crop growers, are marketing greenhouses as a way to shelter crops from climate extremes.
Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

TORONTO — A new survey of business leaders finds the vast majority are concerned that climate change will hit their operations this year while more than half report that it's already affected profits.
UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal of negotiations

UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal of negotiations

The head of upcoming climate negotiations told world leaders Wednesday that a new financial aid package for poor and disaster-struck nations is the urgent, make-or-break goal of United Nations talks this fall.
'Hellishly hot' southern Europe bakes under temperatures topping 104 F

'Hellishly hot' southern Europe bakes under temperatures topping 104 F

ROME (AP) — The Italian health ministry placed 12 cities under the most severe heat warning Tuesday as a wave of hot air from Africa baked southern Europe and the Balkans and sent temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with th
At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

At least 40 die after heavy rains pound eastern Afghanistan, destroying houses and cutting power

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday.
Yukon water regulator said miner 'flouted' licence, saved millions, long before spill

Yukon water regulator said miner 'flouted' licence, saved millions, long before spill

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA — Two years before the disastrous ore slide and spill of cyanide solution last month at the Eagle Gold mine in Yukon, the former head of the Yukon Water Board accused the mine's owner of violating conditions of its water lic
Wildfires prompt evacuation of First Nation reserve near Spences Bridge, B.C.

Wildfires prompt evacuation of First Nation reserve near Spences Bridge, B.C.

The Cook’s Ferry Indian Band has issued an evacuation order for its Nicoelton reserve as two wildfires burn north of Spences Bridge, B.C.