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Villagers in Mexico organize to take back their water as drought, avocados dry up lakes and rivers

Villagers in Mexico organize to take back their water as drought, avocados dry up lakes and rivers

VILLA MADERO, Mexico (AP) — As a drought in Mexico drags on , angry subsistence farmers have begun taking direct action on thirsty avocado orchards and berry fields of commercial farms that are drying up streams in the mountains west of Mexico City.
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more.

Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more.

Lana Vierra misses the swing set at her Lahaina home, which was reduced to ashes in the wildfires that swept through her community last summer. “Multiple generations went through there playing in my front yard," she said.
'Trees going up like Roman candles' as fire season starts early in B.C., Alberta

'Trees going up like Roman candles' as fire season starts early in B.C., Alberta

CARIBOO, B.C. — Susanne Langan first noticed the Burgess Creek wildfire from the mine where she works in British Columbia's Cariboo region as a distant, thin column of smoke.
Maui officials push back on some details in Hawaii attorney general report on deadly wildfire

Maui officials push back on some details in Hawaii attorney general report on deadly wildfire

HONOLULU (AP) — Days after the Hawaii attorney general’s office released an outside report that flagged communications issues in the response to the deadly August wildfire , Maui County officials pushed back and offered “clarifications” on some of th
Rivers recede but flooding plagues thousands in central Russia

Rivers recede but flooding plagues thousands in central Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Water levels in some overflowing rivers in Russia were starting to drop on Monday, but flooding remains widespread, Russian state TV reports said.
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.
Airport near volcano reopens as Indonesia lowers eruption alert level

Airport near volcano reopens as Indonesia lowers eruption alert level

MANADO, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities reopened an international airport near a volcano that erupted last week as they lowered a warning level on Monday.
Hamlet near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on evacuation alert due to wildfire

Hamlet near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on evacuation alert due to wildfire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Residents of a hamlet near Fort McMurray, Alta., are being told to be ready to evacuate on short notice due to a wildfire that could spread towards the community.
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

HONOLULU (AP) — Amy Chadwick spent years scrimping and saving as a single mother of two to buy a house in the town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting

Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert because of glacial melting and warned of a heavy loss of life if safety measures aren't undertaken, officials said Saturday.
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