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Hawaii residents fined $20K after Hawaiian monk seal pup mauled by unleashed dogs

Hawaii residents fined $20K after Hawaiian monk seal pup mauled by unleashed dogs

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii residents were fined $20,000 for their alleged roles in the fatal mauling of a female Hawaiian monk seal pup by unleashed dogs, U.S. officials said Thursday. Hawaiian monk seals are a critically endangered species.
Rain helps 1,000 firefighters slow big New Mexico blazes as Biden approves disaster relief

Rain helps 1,000 firefighters slow big New Mexico blazes as Biden approves disaster relief

SANTA FE, N.M.
Politician who pushed Philippines natural gas boom is behind firm that planned to profit

Politician who pushed Philippines natural gas boom is behind firm that planned to profit

BATANGAS, Philippines (AP) — An influential politician in the Philippines, who has been a cheerleader for natural gas power, is behind a company that planned to make a fortune from it, an Associated Press investigation of thousands of pages of docume
As millions sweat out the heat wave, blocks of lake ice keep these campers cool

As millions sweat out the heat wave, blocks of lake ice keep these campers cool

SQUAM LAKE, N.H. (AP) — As New England baked in a heat wave Thursday, guests at one campground were keeping their food and beer cold with blocks of ice harvested months earlier from a frozen lake.
California workplace safety board approves heat protections for indoor workers, excluding prisons

California workplace safety board approves heat protections for indoor workers, excluding prisons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the first day of summer with parts of California sweltering under a heat advisory, a state worker safety board approved standards Thursday that would require employers to protect workers from indoor heat, but would exempt state
Floodwaters inundate Minnesota towns while another storm transformed New Mexico village into a lake

Floodwaters inundate Minnesota towns while another storm transformed New Mexico village into a lake

COOK, Minn. (AP) — Several small-town tourist meccas in northern Minnesota have been inundated by floodwaters after a deluge of rain earlier this week, while another powerful storm turned a New Mexico village into a lake. In St.
Pathways oilsands group removes website content over anti-greenwashing rules

Pathways oilsands group removes website content over anti-greenwashing rules

CALGARY — The Pathways Alliance group of oilsands companies has removed all content from its website and social media feeds, citing uncertainty over a new anti-greenwashing rule poised to become federal law, while a major oil and gas industry group h
Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates over central Mexico after heavy rains killed 4

Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates over central Mexico after heavy rains killed 4

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto, the season’s first named storm, weakened Thursday as it moved inland over northeast Mexico after bringing heavy rains to parts of the parched region and leaving at least four dead .
William Shatner dives into salmon farm debate with profanity-laden campaign

William Shatner dives into salmon farm debate with profanity-laden campaign

Canadian actor William Shatner is wading into the debate over open-pen salmon farming in British Columbia, saying it's time to stop being polite in an F-word-filled video that calls for an end to the ocean farms.
Alberta environment minister unworried by movement toward methane tariffs

Alberta environment minister unworried by movement toward methane tariffs

WASHINGTON — Alberta's environment minister expressed little concern that European countries are taking steps toward tariffs on imported natural gas associated with high methane emissions as she promoted the province's role as an energy ally in Washi