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UN seeks $29M for St. Vincent amid new volcanic threats

Apr. 20, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is seeking $29.2 million to help St. Vincent recover from ongoing volcanic eruptions that have destroyed homes and crops, contaminated water supplies and displaced up to 20% of people on the eastern Caribbean island....

South Texas officials worry about breaches in border levees

Apr. 14, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PALMVIEW, Texas (AP) — South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told Border Report...

How pandemic, hurricane season threatened whooping cranes

Apr. 10, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Perennially endangered and for decades absent from these marshy wetlands, Louisiana’s whooping cranes can add another milestone to their long journey back from the brink of extinction: They survived 2020. Fewer than 700 whooping cranes exist in...

Minorities in Myanmar borderlands face fresh fear since coup

Apr. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Before each rainy season Lu Lu Aung and other farmers living in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's far northern Kachin state would return to the village they fled and plant crops that would help keep them fed for the coming year. ...

After multiple tries, Louisiana couple finally ties the knot

Mar. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) — The fourth time was the charm for a Louisiana couple who finally got married after the coronavirus pandemic and a nasty hurricane season delayed three previous wedding attempts. The American Press reported that Alex Hebert...

Mexico City air pollution spikes to 6 times acceptable limit

Mar. 28, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Small-particle pollution spiked in Mexico City to almost six times acceptable limits Sunday, a level not seen for years in the Mexican capital. Levels of small particles, known as PM10, reached 581 points in the city's Iztapalapa borough, on a scale...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. March 2, 2021. Editorial: Ending COVID restrictions, Abbott plays politics with Texans’ lives The governor says it, so it must be true. Texans, in the words of Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday, have “mastered” the...

Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Mar. 06, 2021 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan,...

California likely faces a critically dry year, officials say

Mar. 04, 2021 11:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff from the Sierra Nevada snowpack than normal and reservoirs that already are showing the impact of winter precipitation that is well below average, state water authorities said Tuesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Feb. 24 The Advocate on the aftermath of winter weather last week in Louisiana: Everything’s bigger in Texas. That includes the scale of a tragedy like last...