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Lightning strikes kill cattle, start fires in Greece during heat wave

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Lightning strikes in northern Greece killed cattle and started fires during a dayslong heat wave affecting most of southern Europe.
A man kills a grizzly bear in Montana after it attacks while he is picking berries

A man kills a grizzly bear in Montana after it attacks while he is picking berries

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 72-year-old man picking huckleberries in Montana shot and killed a grizzly bear after it attacked in a surprise encounter and injured him badly enough that he had to be hospitalized, authorities said Friday.
Superstorm Sandy group eyes ballots, insurance surcharges and oil fees to fund resiliency projects

Superstorm Sandy group eyes ballots, insurance surcharges and oil fees to fund resiliency projects

LONG BRANCH, N.J.

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain.
Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Exactly one year to the date of last year’s severe flooding in Vermont, Joe’s Brook Farm was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. This time it was worse.
B.C. brings in more restrictions to limit spread of chronic wasting in deer, elk

B.C. brings in more restrictions to limit spread of chronic wasting in deer, elk

VICTORIA — The B.C. government is taking further steps to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer, moose and caribou, including removing urban deer from Cranbrook and Kimberley.
US appeals court allows EPA rule on coal-fired power plants to remain in place amid legal challenges

US appeals court allows EPA rule on coal-fired power plants to remain in place amid legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Joe Biden's administration, a federal appeals court on Friday ruled that a new federal regulation aimed at limiting planet-warming pollution from coal-fired power plants can remain in force as legal challe
Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

Treasury warns that anti-woke banking laws like Florida's are a national security risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is warning that state laws that restrict banks from considering environmental, social and governance factors could harm efforts to address money laundering and terrorism financing.
Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scientists warned that continued burning of oil, gas, and coal would have devastating climate impacts. Those impacts are being felt around the world.
Drought threatens millions of children as school dropouts rise along with hunger in southern Africa

Drought threatens millions of children as school dropouts rise along with hunger in southern Africa

MUDZI, Zimbabwe (AP) — It’s Tuesday morning, and 5-year-old Talent should be in school. Instead, he's foraging for the fruit that his family is counting on for food now that crops have withered in the heat.