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Alaska governor issues disaster declaration for areas affected by flooding from breakup of river ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued a state disaster declaration for southwest Alaska communities that have experienced flooding due to the spring breakup of river ice and snowmelt.
Hawaii officials outline efforts to prevent another devastating wildfire ahead of a dry season

Hawaii officials outline efforts to prevent another devastating wildfire ahead of a dry season

HONOLULU (AP) — As Maui continues to recover from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, Hawaii officials are looking at preventing another similar disaster ahead of what is expected to be a dry, fire-prone season, Gov.
Major solar storm hits Canada, bringing risks and prospect of spectacular aurora

Major solar storm hits Canada, bringing risks and prospect of spectacular aurora

Canada's space weather agency warned Friday of a "major geomagnetic storm" that was hitting the country and could have severe impacts on power systems, satellites and other infrastructure.
Bodies of 2 backcountry skiers buried by Utah avalanche recovered from mountain, names released

Bodies of 2 backcountry skiers buried by Utah avalanche recovered from mountain, names released

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Search crews on Friday recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who were swept away and buried by an avalanche in the mountains outside Salt Lake City a day earlier, officials said.
It's not a matter of if a hurricane will hit Florida, but when, forecasters say

It's not a matter of if a hurricane will hit Florida, but when, forecasters say

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, U.S. officials who predict, prepare for and respond to natural disasters had a message for Floridians on Friday: It’s not a matter of if a hurricane will hit, but when.
Climate change: P.E.I. introduces new risk assessment tools for flooding, erosion

Climate change: P.E.I. introduces new risk assessment tools for flooding, erosion

CHARLOTTETOWN — The P.E.I. government has introduced new online tools to help Islanders assess flooding and erosion risks associated with climate change.
As summer wildfire season nears, Quebec forest fire workers vote for strike mandate

As summer wildfire season nears, Quebec forest fire workers vote for strike mandate

MONTREAL — Workers with Quebec's forest fire agency have voted 99 per cent in favour of a strike mandate as the summer wildfire season approaches.
Maui to hire expert to evaluate county's response to deadly wildfire

Maui to hire expert to evaluate county's response to deadly wildfire

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Nine months after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century struck Maui, Mayor Richard Bissen says the county will hire an outside expert to assess how its emergency management agency performed during the disaster.
2 skiers killed after being caught in Utah avalanche following late spring snowstorms, sheriff says

2 skiers killed after being caught in Utah avalanche following late spring snowstorms, sheriff says

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Two backcountry skiers were killed and one was rescued after they were swept up and buried in an avalanche Thursday in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City that occurred after several days of spring snowstorms, authorities said.

UN seeks $430 million for drought-hit Zimbabwe, saying millions of people need food and water

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population urgently needs food and water after the country’s worst drought in four decades, the U.N.
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