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Vermont farms are still recovering from flooding as they enter the growing season

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of Vermont farms are still recovering from last July's catastrophic flooding and other extreme weather as they head into this year's growing season.
Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

HONOLULU (AP) — As wildfires ripped across Maui last August, the head of the emergency management agency dragged his heels about returning to the island amid the unfolding crisis, while a broad communications breakdown left authorities in the dark an
Cloning makes three: Two more endangered ferrets are gene copies of critter frozen in 1980s

Cloning makes three: Two more endangered ferrets are gene copies of critter frozen in 1980s

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two more black-footed ferrets have been cloned from the genes used for the first clone of an endangered species in the U.S.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are more likely than the overall adult population to believe in human-caused climate change , according to a new poll.
Elephant seal Emerson is back in Victoria, defying relocation by swimming 200 km

Elephant seal Emerson is back in Victoria, defying relocation by swimming 200 km

VICTORIA — Emerson the elephant seal is back in Victoria after defying attempts to relocate him and swimming more than 200 kilometres to return to his preferred urban habitat to moult.
Proposed spring bear hunt in Nova Scotia scrapped after public consultation

Proposed spring bear hunt in Nova Scotia scrapped after public consultation

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has decided to shelve plans for a spring bear hunt after a public consultation revealed a "very divided" population.
A storm dumps record rain across the desert nation of UAE and floods Dubai's airport

A storm dumps record rain across the desert nation of UAE and floods Dubai's airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The desert nation of the United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain ever recorded there after a deluge flooded out Dubai International Airport , disrupting flights through the world's

Tsunami alert after a volcano in Indonesia has several big eruptions and thousands are told to leave

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami alert Wednesday after eruptions at Ruang mountain sent ash thousands of feet high. Officials ordered more than 11,000 people to leave the area.
Greek minister says 2 major new marine parks will be created by the end of this year

Greek minister says 2 major new marine parks will be created by the end of this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will be able to create the two new major marine parks it has announced for the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea by the end of this year, the country’s environment and energy minister said Wednesday.
Wisconsin Supreme Court justices question how much power Legislature should have

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices question how much power Legislature should have

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday how much power legislative committees should wield, in a case that Democratic Gov.