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Drought raises reliance on Nevada desert wildlife 'guzzlers'

Jun. 20, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a mountain in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park, a state wildlife biologist is refilling water tanks. In the background, a helicopter precisely lowers a Bambi bucket holding about 200 gallons of water into a receptacle and quickly leaves to haul...

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with brisk winds, rain

Jun. 18, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High winds and heavy rains buffeted coastal Louisiana and Mississippi on Friday as a disorganized and unpredictable tropical weather system churned through the Gulf of Mexico, forcing cancellation of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama and threatening...

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens some, far off Atlantic coast

Jun. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, strengthened slightly off the U.S. eastern seaboard on Tuesday, but not for long. It was expected to dissipate on Wednesday over colder water as it approaches the coast of Nova Scotia. ...

Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina

Jun. 14, 2021 22:47 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina.

Montana crews likely to help fight fires in other states

Jun. 09, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A historic drought in the southwestern U.S. means Montana firefighters will likely be asked to help other states handle blazes that could fill Montana’s skies with smoke this summer, fire-weather meteorologist Coleen Haskell told Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. ...

Bolivia's 'People of the Water' try to survive loss of lake

Jun. 09, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

PUNACA TINTA MARIA, Bolivia (AP) — For many generations, the homeland of the Uru people here wasn't land at all: It was the brackish waters of Lake Poopo. The Uru — “people of the water” — would build a sort of family island of reeds when they married and would...

South Carolina State Guard conducts hurricane training

Jun. 05, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Guard is preparing for hurricane season by holding a training exercise Saturday. The organization is using a dire scenario to practice its preparation — a Category 3 hurricane making landfall between Charleston and Myrtle...

Southwest Louisiana bracing for 2021 hurricane season

Jun. 05, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — It’s been nine months since Ashley LaCour and her family have slept in their home on Lake Calcasieu just south of Lake Charles. The family of six evacuated in late August, days before Hurricane Laura barreled through southwest Louisiana, causing...

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May

Jun. 04, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preliminary government data released on Friday has raised concern that the coming dry season will see even more deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon than last year's surge of cutting. The area deforested in May, determined based on satellite images,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 02, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Be prepared for hurricane season While pandemic seems to be subsiding, hurricanes may be the last thing anyone wants to consider. But the 2021 hurricane season starts Tuesday. ...