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Rainfall set to help crews battling wildfire near Canada’s Fort…

Posted by May 17, 2024

Authorities say blaze in heart of Canadian tar sands region will be ‘subdued’ due to expected rain and cloud cover.Cloud cover and rainfall over the next fe

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The Alabama town living and dying in the shadow of…

Posted by May 17, 2024

For decades the two companies dumped DDT, mercury and other toxic chemicals in the area. In the 1980s, the US government created the Superfund programme, which

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How India is racing against time to save the endangered…

Posted by May 16, 2024

101 East reveals how India is fighting to conserve its population of one of the world’s rarest animals.In the eastern Himalayas of India, a fight is under way

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Canada wildfires spur evacuation orders, warnings: What you need to…

Posted by May 15, 2024

Thousands of people have been evacuated as enormous, out-of-control wildfires scorch large swaths of territory in western Canada, with the country grappling wit

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Thousands evacuate as wildfire grows ‘dramatically’ in western Canada

Posted by May 13, 2024

Authorities say wind will push the Parker Lake Wildfire closer to the small community of Fort Nelson, British Columbia.Thousands of people in Canada’s western

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Malaysia plans ‘orangutan diplomacy’ in palm oil pitch

Posted by May 8, 2024

Commodities minister says critically endangered animals could be given to countries that buy Malaysia’s palm oil.Malaysia has said it plans to start an “ora

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The everyday items you never knew contained plastic

Posted by May 4, 2024

This week, the fourth round of treaty talks by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution concluded in Ottawa, Canada. A major bone of con

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‘First time’: Wild orangutan performs self-medication

Posted by May 3, 2024

A Sumatran orangutan named Rakus was seen using a plant to treat a facial wound possibly sustained during a fight.An orangutan in Indonesia has been observed ap

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