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Flooding wreaks havoc across East Africa. Burundi is especially hard-hit

Flooding wreaks havoc across East Africa. Burundi is especially hard-hit

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Deadly floods are wreaking havoc in many parts of East Africa that face torrential rainfall, with Burundi calling for international help to deal with the aftermath.
A ban on single-use plastics takes effect in Hong Kong in a bid to reduce pollution

A ban on single-use plastics takes effect in Hong Kong in a bid to reduce pollution

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has long been a major producer and consumer of great food, and a great amount of plastic and Styrofoam to go with it.

UN labor agency report warns of rising threat of excess heat, climate change on world's workers

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor organization warned Monday that over 70% of the world's workforce is likely to be exposed to excessive heat during their careers, citing increased concern about exposure to sunlight.
Europe is the fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

Europe is the fastest-warming continent, at nearly twice the average global rate, report says

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Europe is the fastest-warming continent and its temperatures are rising at roughly twice the global average, two top climate monitoring organizations reported Monday, warning of the consequences for human health, glacier melt and

Biden is marking Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal solar power grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is marking Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects serving 900,000-plus households in low- and middle-income communities.
Deal to protect ranch from development means family can keep raising cattle there

Deal to protect ranch from development means family can keep raising cattle there

LETHBRIDGE, Alta.
Whale experts confident orca calf will survive, find family if rescue plan succeeds

Whale experts confident orca calf will survive, find family if rescue plan succeeds

ZEBALLOS, B.C.
Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

Earth Day: How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid 'pointless plastic'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nature wraps bananas and oranges in peels. But in some modern supermarkets, they're bagged or wrapped in plastic too. For Judith Enck, that's the epitome of pointless plastic.
Cap on plastic production remains contentious as Ottawa set to host treaty talks

Cap on plastic production remains contentious as Ottawa set to host treaty talks

OTTAWA — Negotiators from 176 countries will gather in downtown Ottawa this week for the fourth round of talks to create a global treaty to eliminate plastic waste in less than 20 years.
Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Will there be a 'superbloom' this year in California? Here's what to know

Carpets of yellow, orange and gold flowers are beginning to cover Southern California's vast deserts, the Bay Area's dramatic bluffs and even near Los Angeles International Airport.