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Environment Canada says the extreme heat is continuing today in Ontario and Quebec

Central and southern Ontario and much of western Quebec are forecast to experience another day of sweltering weather.
Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Cooler weather — and the chance of rain — could bring some relief this week to firefighters battling blazes in southern New Mexico that killed one person, damaged hundreds of structures and forced thousands to evacuate.
Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A blast of heat and humidity in the Midwest and Northeast days before the official start of summer put a wet blanket on outdoor activities from festivals to sports camps as officials urged people to take precautions .
At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of southern New Mexico residents fled a mountainous village as a wind-whipped wildfire tore through homes and other buildings, and killed at least one person. Officials warned the danger isn't over. New Mexico Gov.
Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

Poisoned trees gave a wealthy couple in Maine a killer ocean view. Residents wonder, at what cost?

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Suspicious deaths in an idyllic seaside community and detective work that points to poison sound like themes from a classic murder mystery.
Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

Australian opposition puts nation's first nuclear power plants in its energy plan ahead of elections

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s main opposition party on Wednesday announced plans to build Australia’s first nuclear power plants as early as 2035, arguing the government’s policies for decarbonizing the economy with renewable energy sources
For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news

For the endangered Nashville crayfish, its rebound is both good and bad news

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dale McGinnity has been turning over rocks in Mill Creek to study the endangered Nashville crayfish for a decade.
Canal pipe breaks, threatening a northern Montana irrigation project and drinking water

Canal pipe breaks, threatening a northern Montana irrigation project and drinking water

Two century-old steel pipes that help convey water from a river on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to a river that helps irrigate northern Montana cropland have failed, causing local flooding and raising concerns about the availability of drinking w
New wildfires grow in Northern California as firefighters gain ground against big blaze in the south

New wildfires grow in Northern California as firefighters gain ground against big blaze in the south

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big new wildfires challenged California firefighters Tuesday even as they increased containment of earlier blazes that erupted as dry north winds arrived over the weekend.
B.C.'s 'war in the woods' battlegrounds to be permanently protected

B.C.'s 'war in the woods' battlegrounds to be permanently protected

VICTORIA — Old-growth forests that were environmental and Indigenous rights battlegrounds over clearcut logging in the 1980s and 1990s during British Columbia's "war in the woods" are set to receive permanent protections in a land and forest manageme