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World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war

World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no shortage of stressors to the global economy when Ajay Banga took charge at the World Bank almost a year ago: inflation eating at nations drowning in debt, a once-in-a-generation pandemic, climate disasters and Russia's
Three B.C. hunters fined and banned for unlawfully killing wildlife near Kamloops

Three B.C. hunters fined and banned for unlawfully killing wildlife near Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Three men from British Columbia's Lower Mainland have been fined and banned from hunting for 10 years each for "unlawfully killing wildlife," including a deer pregnant with two fawns.
Violinist tries to serenade B.C. orca calf to freedom, as others ready nets and boats

Violinist tries to serenade B.C. orca calf to freedom, as others ready nets and boats

ZEBALLOS, B.C. — Carol Love watches the tides at a Vancouver Island lagoon, and when the time is right, she starts to play her violin. She plays for an audience of one, a killer whale calf that has been trapped alone in the lagoon for almost a month.
'No immediate risk' from 2.5-million-litre effluent spill from B.C. fibreboard plant

'No immediate risk' from 2.5-million-litre effluent spill from B.C. fibreboard plant

QUESNEL, B.C. — British Columbia's Environment Ministry says a 2.5-million-litre effluent spill from a fibreboard factory in Quesnel doesn't pose any immediate risk to public safety.
Booming cold drink sales mean more plastic waste. So Starbucks redesigned its cups

Booming cold drink sales mean more plastic waste. So Starbucks redesigned its cups

Booming sales of cold drinks at Starbucks have created a problem: growing amounts of plastic waste from the single-use cups that Frappuccinos, Refreshers, cold brews and other iced drinks are served in.
Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

Communications breakdown left authorities in the dark and residents without alerts amid Maui fire

HONOLULU (AP) — As unpredictable wildfires roared across Maui last August, the head of the emergency management agency dragged his heels about returning to the island amid the unfolding crisis, while a broad communications breakdown left authorities
United Arab Emirates struggles to recover after heaviest recorded rainfall ever hits desert nation

United Arab Emirates struggles to recover after heaviest recorded rainfall ever hits desert nation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates tried to wring itself out Thursday after the heaviest recorded rainfall ever to hit the desert nation , with its main airport allowing more flights even as floodwater still covered portions
Barcelona to get floating desalination plant to help fight drought in northeastern Spain

Barcelona to get floating desalination plant to help fight drought in northeastern Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s drought-stricken region of Catalonia will install a floating desalination plant to help the city of Barcelona guarantee its drinking water supply, regional authorities said Thursday.
Takeaways from AP's story on the BP oil spill medical settlement's shortcomings

Takeaways from AP's story on the BP oil spill medical settlement's shortcomings

When the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in 2010 and spewed many millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the disastrous spill damaged the economy, devastated the environment and required thousands of regular people to help clea
Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, an AP-NORC poll finds

Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, an AP-NORC poll finds

Like many Americans, Ron Theusch is getting more worried about climate change . A resident of Alden, Minnesota, Theusch has noticed increasingly dry and mild winters punctuated by short periods of severe cold — symptoms of a warming planet .
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