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‘Nobody’s winning’ as drought upends life in US West basin

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TULELAKE, Calif. — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust...

Merkel’s likely heir favors her centrist path for Germany

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DUESSELDORF, Germany — As a child of the Cold War in West Germany, Armin Laschet remembers when then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan came to Berlin...

Death toll from Northwest heat wave expected to keep rising

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SEATTLE — Each day, more deaths are being linked to the heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this past week, with medical staff...

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are...

Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ shows earlier-than-expected melt

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Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the “Last Ice Area,” because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it’s likely to withstand...

Biden signs three bills to overturn Trump-era rules

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed three separate laws Wednesday that dismantle part of the Trump era, blocking payday lenders from avoiding caps on...

Buttigieg doles out transport grants with eye toward climate

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doled out $905 million in infrastructure grants Wednesday, including to repair a cracking bridge in Seattle during a crippling heat...

NASA looks at Louisiana delta system, eyes global forecasts

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MIKE ISLAND, La. — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief...

Pandemic points to need to work together as Italy hosts G-20

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MATERA, Italy — With the pandemic providing painful lessons on how interconnected the world is, ministers from nations accounting for more than half the...

Rolling blackouts for parts of US Northwest amid heat wave

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in...