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For shrinking Mississippi River towns, frequent floods worsen fortunes

For shrinking Mississippi River towns, frequent floods worsen fortunes

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Devastating flooding, driven in part by climate change , is taking an especially damaging toll on communities that once thrived along the banks of America's most storied river.

Riots erupt in drought-stricken central Algeria over months of water shortages

TIARET, Algeria (AP) — Violent riots erupted in a drought-stricken Algerian desert city last weekend after months of water shortages left taps running dry and forced residents to queue to access water for their households.
Takeaways from AP examination of flooding's effect along Mississippi River

Takeaways from AP examination of flooding's effect along Mississippi River

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Commerce along the Mississippi River has evolved over the past century at the expense of many once-thriving river towns. But persistent and sometimes devastating flooding has added to the woes of some of those towns.
Wildfire that forced thousands from Fort Nelson, B.C., now listed as under control

Wildfire that forced thousands from Fort Nelson, B.C., now listed as under control

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The wildfire that forced 4,700 people to leave their homes in Fort Nelson, B.C., is now listed as under control. The BC Wildfire Service says in a social media statement that the 123-square-kilometre fire in northeastern B.C.
'No network is flawless': Wildfires underscore resiliency challenges for telecoms

'No network is flawless': Wildfires underscore resiliency challenges for telecoms

As wind-driven wildfires broke out on the Hawaiian island of Maui last summer, killing more than 100 people and destroying thousands of buildings, a telecommunications blackout kept many residents in the dark.
Disaster survivors bring pleas for climate change action to Parliament Hill

Disaster survivors bring pleas for climate change action to Parliament Hill

OTTAWA — Meghan Fandrich's voice shook as she recalled grabbing her five-year-old daughter and fleeing their home as flames descended on the village of Lytton, B.C., in 2021.
In Hawaii, Maui council opposes US Space Force plan to build new telescopes on Haleakala volcano

In Hawaii, Maui council opposes US Space Force plan to build new telescopes on Haleakala volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Local officials on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Wednesday voted to oppose a U.S. military proposal to build new telescopes on the summit of Haleakala volcano, the latest observatory project to meet objection in the islands. The U.S.
Toddler killed and mother injured during tornado in Detroit suburb

Toddler killed and mother injured during tornado in Detroit suburb

LIVONIA, Mich.
Wildfire plan wants 50% of Canadians to act in response to climate change by 2025

Wildfire plan wants 50% of Canadians to act in response to climate change by 2025

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Canadian federal, provincial and territorial forest ministers have signed on to a national strategy that they say aims to raise awareness of wildfire risks across the country. B.C.
Weather window may help search for three missing mountaineers: B.C. RCMP

Weather window may help search for three missing mountaineers: B.C. RCMP

SQUAMISH, B.C. — Police and rescue teams hope a window of good weather will help the search for three mountaineers lost since Friday on Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia.
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