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Wind farms' benefits to communities can be slow or complex, leading to opposition and misinformation

Wind farms' benefits to communities can be slow or complex, leading to opposition and misinformation

After NextEra proposed a wind farm in Greeley County, Nebraska two years ago, Robert Bernt, a dairy farm owner in the area, helped to mobilize community members against the idea.
Wind power can be a major source of tax revenue, but officials struggle to get communities on board

Wind power can be a major source of tax revenue, but officials struggle to get communities on board

PIPER CITY, Ill. (AP) — In Scott Saffer's science classroom, kids bake cookies in a decked-out kitchen, care for fish, turtles and a snake, and have access to a workshop full of tools.
Canada's premiers forced to confront escalating climate change-related disasters

Canada's premiers forced to confront escalating climate change-related disasters

HALIFAX — As Canada’s premiers reckoned with housing, health care and their contentious relationship with Ottawa during meetings last week in Halifax, many of them remained consumed by climate change-related natural disasters that have only escalated
Can B.C.'s southern resident orcas be taken off the path to extinction?

Can B.C.'s southern resident orcas be taken off the path to extinction?

The southern resident killer whale known as Tahlequah captured global sympathy in 2018 when she pushed the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks in waters off British Columbia's south coast.
Taiwan sees flooding and landslides from Typhoon Gaemi, which caused 22 deaths in the Philippines

Taiwan sees flooding and landslides from Typhoon Gaemi, which caused 22 deaths in the Philippines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has seen flooding in low-lying areas, along with landslides and damage to homes and shops after Typhoon Gaemi made landfall on the island.
Philippine oil tanker sinks in Manila Bay, raising concerns about a possible major spill

Philippine oil tanker sinks in Manila Bay, raising concerns about a possible major spill

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine oil tanker sank in Manila Bay early Thursday after encountering huge waves, and the coast guard was working to determine whether the vessel was leaking oil — in what could be a major spill — after it rescued 16
A slight temperature drop makes Tuesday the world's second-hottest day

A slight temperature drop makes Tuesday the world's second-hottest day

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Global temperatures dropped a minuscule amount after two days of record highs, making Tuesday only the world's second-hottest day ever.
Africa's demand for cooling systems is expanding. But regulating the industry is a struggle

Africa's demand for cooling systems is expanding. But regulating the industry is a struggle

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As the sun blazes down in Nigeria's capital Abuja, Ahmed Bukar turns on his home air conditioner to a blast of hot air. The charging valve on the outside unit is leaking out the cooling gas that the appliance runs on.
Oregon fire is the largest burning in the US. Thunderstorms and high winds are exacerbating it

Oregon fire is the largest burning in the US. Thunderstorms and high winds are exacerbating it

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful winds and hundreds of lightning strikes from thunderstorms rattled eastern Oregon and Idaho Wednesday afternoon, cutting power and stoking fires, including one in Oregon that is already the largest active blaze in the nat
A plan to replenish the Colorado River could mean dry alfalfa fields. And many farmers are for it

A plan to replenish the Colorado River could mean dry alfalfa fields. And many farmers are for it

A plan to help shore up the depleted Colorado River by cutting off water to alfalfa fields in California's crop-rich Imperial Valley is finding support from the farmers who grow it.