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World's first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry to run on San Francisco Bay, and it's free to ride

World's first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry to run on San Francisco Bay, and it's free to ride

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial passenger ferry will start operating on San Francisco Bay as part of plans to phase out diesel-powered vessels and reduce planet-warming carbon emissions, California officials said Fr
California reports first wildfire death of the 2024 season as fires persist across the West

California reports first wildfire death of the 2024 season as fires persist across the West

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildfires fueled by strong winds and an extended heat wave have led to the first death in California of the 2024 season, while wind-whipped flames in Arizona have forced hundreds to flee from what tribal leaders are calling the “
B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

British Columbia's wildfire service says crews are battling a 10-hectare blaze in a park that protects a portion of what the province calls the "only inland temperate rainforest in the world," with trees 1,000 years old.
Calgary says decision on lifting outdoor water ban coming Monday

Calgary says decision on lifting outdoor water ban coming Monday

CALGARY — A Calgary official says the city is set to announce Monday whether it's ready to lift its mandatory ban on outdoor watering. The ban has been in place since a major water feeder main burst on June 5.
'Extreme fire behaviour': Labrador City ordered evacuated as wildfire approaches

'Extreme fire behaviour': Labrador City ordered evacuated as wildfire approaches

LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — Forestry officials ordered residents to leave Labrador City on Friday evening as a nearby wildfire crept closer to the town.
Small wildfire leads to precautionary evacuation of climate change research facility in Colorado

Small wildfire leads to precautionary evacuation of climate change research facility in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A small wildfire started Friday on a trail near a Colorado facility where scientists research climate change, including worsening wildfires, leading officials to evacuate the building.
Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

PLAINFIELD, Vt.
Just a Category 1 hurricane? Don't be fooled by a number - it could be more devastating than a Cat 5

Just a Category 1 hurricane? Don't be fooled by a number - it could be more devastating than a Cat 5

Here's a troubling phrase hurricane forecasters hate but often hear: “It's just a Category 1. Nothing to worry about.” Or even worse: “Tropical storm? Just some wind and rain.
Chicago exhibition center modifying windows to prevent bird strikes after massive kill last year

Chicago exhibition center modifying windows to prevent bird strikes after massive kill last year

CHICAGO (AP) — An exhibition center on Chicago's lakefront has launched a $1.2 million effort to prevent bird strikes after hundreds of songbirds crashed into the building in one night last fall.
Vermont floods raise concerns about future of state's hundreds of ageing dams

Vermont floods raise concerns about future of state's hundreds of ageing dams

BOSTON (AP) — The latest flooding in Vermont has added fresh urgency to concerns about the hundreds of dams in the state, a third of which are more than a century old.