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Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly.
White House, tribal leaders hail 'historic' deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

White House, tribal leaders hail 'historic' deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally launching a $1 billion plan to help recover depleted salmon populat
Alberta regulator accepts Rockies coal mine application, will call public hearing

Alberta regulator accepts Rockies coal mine application, will call public hearing

Alberta's energy regulator has accepted initial applications and is to open public hearings for a controversial open-pit coal mine on the eastern slopes of the province's southern Rocky Mountains that has already been turned down twice.
Report calls for major changes to Nova Scotia's power grid, new energy regulator

Report calls for major changes to Nova Scotia's power grid, new energy regulator

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's electric utility will lose control over who gets access to the power grid under a change the government says is needed to help the province reach its energy goals, including to stop using coal by 2030.
In Quebec's strawberry fields, a tiny insect may forecast big climate impacts: study

In Quebec's strawberry fields, a tiny insect may forecast big climate impacts: study

A bug encroaching on Quebec’s strawberry fields could help forecast climate change's impact on agriculture, a new study suggests, the latest to consider what the authors called the "colossal task" of sustainable farming on a warming planet.
Man fined $250,000 for illegal prawn fishing in B.C. glass sponge refuge

Man fined $250,000 for illegal prawn fishing in B.C. glass sponge refuge

SECHELT, B.C. — The captain of a commercial fishing vessel has been fined $250,000 by a provincial court judge and ordered to forfeit $80,000 worth of equipment after being caught setting prawn traps in a glass sponge marine refuge near Sechelt, B.C.
EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a final rule announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city.
Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydopower projects

Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydopower projects

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.
A stray whale's death in a Japanese bay raises questions about the cause and the cost of disposal

A stray whale's death in a Japanese bay raises questions about the cause and the cost of disposal

TOKYO (AP) — A whale as long as a train car that died after straying into a Japanese bay is set to be buried until it naturally becomes a skeletal specimen for a local museum.
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