climate and environment

Arkansas

Severe weather kills at least 15 across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction Sunday across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S. The storms inflicted […]

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Arkansas

Severe Memorial Day weather: Powerful US storms head east after killing many

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 18 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S. The storms inflicted their […]

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Alaska

Biden administration cancels remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In an aggressive move that angered Republicans, the Biden administration canceled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, overturning sales held in the Trump administration’s waning days, and proposed stronger protections against development on vast swaths of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Department […]

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Mayor

San Francisco mayor announces the city will receive pandas from China

San Francisco is the latest U_S_ city preparing to receive a pair of pandas from China, in a continuation of Beijing’s famed “panda diplomacy.” April 19, 2024, 3:54 AM ET • 3 min read BEIJING — San Francisco is the latest U.S. city preparing to receive a pair of pandas from China, in a continuation […]

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Maui’s mayor prioritizes housing and vows to hire more firefighters after Lahaina wildfire | Nebraska

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Maui’s mayor prioritizes housing and vows to hire more firefighters after Lahaina wildfire

Maui’s mayor says he is prioritizing housing, evaluating evacuation routes and hiring more firefighters as his Hawaii community recovers from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press March 16, 2024, 5:40 PM ET • 3 min read HONOLULU — Maui’s mayor says he is prioritizing housing, evaluating evacuation […]

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Arkansas

Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without water for two weeks

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without running water for the past two weeks after the state was hit by below-freezing temperatures, and the outage has forced them to line up for bottled water, fill up jugs or take showers at a truck brought in by the state. […]

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Alaska

Biden administration cancels remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge | PA Power and Policy | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In an aggressive move that angered Republicans, the Biden administration canceled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, overturning sales held in the Trump administration’s waning days, and proposed stronger protections against development on vast swaths of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Department […]

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Plane crash in Arkansas lake kills pilot and injures passenger

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A small airplane crashed and sank into Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton, not far from Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, killing the pilot and injuring his daughter, authorities said. The single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal, flown by 49-year-old Daniel Dale Jones, had been diverted Monday from Kentucky “due to weather,” Garland County Sheriff’s […]

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Alabama

Tornadoes clobber Mississippi. Hours later, its governor attends Republican fundraiser in Alabama | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves traveled to Alabama for a Republican fundraising event as people in his state were still reeling from back-to-back tornadoes that killed one person, injured dozens and destroyed homes and businesses, and in the midst of lingering power outages from severe thunderstorms. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Reeves […]

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