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As temperatures rise, shores turn orange, but blooms aren’t toxic

As temperatures rise, shores turn orange, but blooms aren’t toxic

Blooms regularly appear briefly in the Strait of Georgia and are lasting longer.
B.C. real estate agent fined more than $100K for igniting wildfire

B.C. real estate agent fined more than $100K for igniting wildfire

A B.C. man was ordered to pay a $3,000 administrative penalty and more than $100,000 in firefighting costs incurred by the province when a burn pile sparked a wildfire on his property in 2019.
Deadly flooding is hitting several countries at once. Scientists say this will only be more common

Deadly flooding is hitting several countries at once. Scientists say this will only be more common

Schools in New Delhi were forced to close Monday after heavy monsoon rains battered the Indian capital , with landslides and flash floods killing at least 15 people over the last three days.
Does 'doom-and-gloom' climate news motivate or paralyze you?

Does 'doom-and-gloom' climate news motivate or paralyze you?

Two new studies show 'doom-and-gloom' climate news may scare but also encourage audiences.
B.C. announces total campfire ban amid drastic wildfire surge, worsening drought

B.C. announces total campfire ban amid drastic wildfire surge, worsening drought

VANCOUVER — All campfires across British Columbia were banned Monday, except on the North Coast island of Haida Gwaii, after thousands of lightning strikes and worsening drought conditions resulted in more than 100 new wildfires over the weekend.
Several dozen wildfires sparked after over 19,000 lightning strikes hit B.C.

Several dozen wildfires sparked after over 19,000 lightning strikes hit B.C.

There were 86 new fires on Sunday alone.
Cities have long made plans for extreme heat. Are they enough in a warming world?

Cities have long made plans for extreme heat. Are they enough in a warming world?

CHICAGO (AP) — Natural disasters can be dramatic — barreling hurricanes, building-toppling tornadoes — but heat is more deadly . Chicago learned that the hard way in 1995.
Tuesday set an unofficial record for the hottest day on Earth. Wednesday may break it.

Tuesday set an unofficial record for the hottest day on Earth. Wednesday may break it.

The planet's temperature spiked on Tuesday to its hottest day in at least 44 years and likely much longer, and Wednesday could become the third straight day Earth unofficially marks a record-breaking high.
Birth of 14 endangered marmot pups brings hope amid B.C. drought fears

Birth of 14 endangered marmot pups brings hope amid B.C. drought fears

Canada's most endangered mammal, the Vancouver Island marmot population was recently boosted after a Calgary breeding program discovered 14 pups hiding in artificial burrows.
Smoke from Canada wildfires is increasing health risks in Black and poorer US communities

Smoke from Canada wildfires is increasing health risks in Black and poorer US communities

DETROIT (AP) — Smoky air from Canada’s wildfires shrouded broad swaths of the U.S.