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Key Northern California highway closed as snow continues to fall in the blizzard-hit Sierra Nevada

Key Northern California highway closed as snow continues to fall in the blizzard-hit Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif.
Firefighters keep up battle to stamp out largest wildfire in Texas history

Firefighters keep up battle to stamp out largest wildfire in Texas history

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Planes dropped fire retardant over the Texas Panhandle on Sunday and a small community was ordered to evacuate as firefighters kept up efforts to stamp out the largest wildfire in state history while contending with new blazes.
City of Prince Rupert says 19 eagles dead at landfill due to 'deleterious' substance

City of Prince Rupert says 19 eagles dead at landfill due to 'deleterious' substance

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — The City of Prince Rupert says 19 eagles are dead after someone dumped an unknown "deleterious substance" at a local landfill on Friday.
Fans gather to say goodbye to Flaco the owl in New York City memorial

Fans gather to say goodbye to Flaco the owl in New York City memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of mournful fans of Flaco the Eurasian eagle-owl gathered in New York City on Sunday to say goodbye to the beloved celebrity creature who became an inspiration and joy to many as he flew around Manhattan after someone let him o
In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire?

In Hawaii, coral is the foundation of life. What happened to it after the Lahaina wildfire?

Abraham “Snake” Ah Hee rides waves when the surf’s up and dives for octopus and shells when the water is calm. The lifelong Lahaina, Hawaii, resident spends so much time in the ocean that his wife jokes he needs to wet his gills.
Inaccurate data on forest fuels may stoke B.C. wildfires, study finds

Inaccurate data on forest fuels may stoke B.C. wildfires, study finds

VANCOUVER — Wildfire fighting and forest management decisions are potentially being hampered by inaccurate government data that misrepresents forest fuel loads in British Columbia's Interior, a new study has found. The B.C.

Heavy winter rains in Pakistan kill at least 29 people, collapse buildings and trigger landslides

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains that swept across Pakistan have left at least 29 people dead and 50 others injured, collapsed houses and triggered landslides that blocked roads, particularly in the northwest, authorities said Sunday.
Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, got underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while training on s
In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — When Limba Contreras moved to the desert community of Oasis, California, about 50 years ago, her family relied on a water cooler to keep temperatures inside their home comfortable.
A massive blizzard howls in the Sierra Nevada. High winds and heavy snow close roads and ski resorts

A massive blizzard howls in the Sierra Nevada. High winds and heavy snow close roads and ski resorts

TRUCKEE, Calif.