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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. ...

Private company takes over Puerto Rico power utility service

Jun. 01, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company on Tuesday took over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico’s power authority, which has struggled with blackouts and bankruptcy, corruption and mismanagement. The takeover by Luma Energy under a...

In Brazil's Amazon, rivers rise to record levels

Jun. 01, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to data published Tuesday by Manaus' port authorities, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding....

Tropical storm strengthens off Mexico, but no threat to land

Jun. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Blanca, the second named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, has gained some strength while staying far off Mexico's southern coast and posing no threat to land. Blanca had winds of about 60 mph (95 kph) late Monday and was...

2nd tropical storm of east Pacific season forms off Mexico

May. 31, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The second named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed Monday far off Mexico's southern coast. Tropical Storm Blanca had winds of about 45 mph (75 kph) and was expected to strengthen a bit before weakening later this week, the U.S....