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Wild weather: Northwest hit with snow as Midwest gets a taste of summer

Wild weather: Northwest hit with snow as Midwest gets a taste of summer

BOSTON (AP) — February's end is bringing wild weather to much of the United States, with record heat allowing for golf in Wisconsin and outdoor food trucks in Minnesota, along with an increased fire risk across much of the Great Plains.
Why so much of the US is unseasonably hot

Why so much of the US is unseasonably hot

A powerful winter storm was dumping deep snow in parts of the West on Monday. Much of the central U.S. was unseasonably warm: People played golf in Wisconsin and comfortably walked their dogs in Iowa, where some bulbs were starting to flower.
Labour, environment groups make plea for sustainable jobs bill to pass

Labour, environment groups make plea for sustainable jobs bill to pass

OTTAWA — Environmental groups and labour organizations are pleading with the federal government to end a political stalemate over its forthcoming sustainable jobs bill.
Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support.
New N.S. coastal protection plan shifts responsibility to homeowners, municipalities

New N.S. coastal protection plan shifts responsibility to homeowners, municipalities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's new plan to protect the province's 13,000 kilometres of coastline is an abdication of the government's responsibility, the opposition and environmental activists said Monday.
Lack of snow cancels longest sled dog race in eastern United States

Lack of snow cancels longest sled dog race in eastern United States

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The organizers of the longest sled dog race in the eastern United States said Monday they are canceling the event due to a lack of snow on the ground.
UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is meeting in Kenya's capital this week to discuss how countries can work together to tackle environmental crises like climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity.
Germany plans to enable underground storage of carbon dioxide at offshore sites

Germany plans to enable underground storage of carbon dioxide at offshore sites

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites, pushing ahead with a much-discussed technology in an acknowledgement that time is running out to combat climate change , the country's vice chancellor said Monday.
'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

'Superhighways': Study says rural ground wells increase risk of higher radon levels

OKOTOKS, Alta. — Henk de Haan says that for five years he was blissfully unaware of the invisible danger as his children slept in the basement of their acreage home southwest of Calgary.
Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tuvalu’s former Attorney General Feleti Teo was named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation Monday after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader.
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