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Extreme heat cooked mussels, clams and other shellfish alive on beaches in Western Canada

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The devastating heat wave that ravaged British Columbia last week is being blamed for a massive die-off of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada. Christopher Harley, a pr...

Western wildfires have burned an area 4 times the size of NYC. Here are some key fires

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The National Interagency Fire Center says 55 large fires have burned over 768,000 acres across 12 states. The acreage -- about 1,200 square miles -- is comparable to four times the area of New York City. From Janu...

Richard Grenell: Germany’s Angela Merkel and the tragic evolution of the Western European alliance

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I was with Chancellor Merkel when President Trump gave her a private tour of his White House residence in 2018. I saw how President Trump used humor and facts to present her with the American people’s frustration tha...

80 large fires have consumed more than 1 million acres across western parts of the US

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There are currently 80 large wildfires raging in 13 states across the US, burning more than 1 million acres, mostly in western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Montana has reported ...

Western wildfires: Why the sun looks red over eastern states this week

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The color change is due to plumes of smoke originating from West Coast and Canadian wildfires that have traveled thousands of miles, carried by the jet stream. WHY DID THE AIR QUALITY IN THESE STATES PLUMMET ON TUESD...

How to support western wildfire victims

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Raging wildfires continue to burn across multiple states in the western US. The fires have charred more than 1 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. An army of almost 20,000 wildland fir...

Expanding Western drought sets 122-year record: scientists

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Almost 90 percent of the the region is now considered to be in drought. CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA FISH MORTALITY PINNED TO DROUGHT, CLIMATE CHANGE The U.S. Drought Monitor – a partnership between the National Drought Miti...

Firefighter battling western wildfires shares his story on front lines

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Meehan, 38, serves on a handcrew for Grayback Forestry and is part of two Type 2 – Initial Attack (IA) crews working in Missoula, Mont., as part of a critical mission task force along with the Flathead and Helena Hot...

Hungary’s Viktor Orban tells Tucker Carlson: ‘Western liberals can’t accept’ right-wing dissent

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During a town hall in 2020, Biden accused then-President Donald Trump of palling around with "all the thugs in the world": "You see what’s happening from Belarus through Poland and Hungary and the rise of totalitaria...

The US and Western withdrawal from Afghanistan looks increasingly likely to leave a disaster behind

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This story was excerpted from the August 9 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. The US and Western withdrawal f...

Some COVID deaths are linked to Western wildfires, study shows

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Smoke from wildfires contains high levels of dangerous fine particulate matter or "PM 2.5," which is known to blunt the body's white blood cell function in the lungs. The impact compromises the body's immune response...

4 dead, 5 still missing in western NC county flooded by Fred

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Haywood County Emergency Services said officials are working to identify the victims and notify their families and will release their names once that process is complete. By late Friday afternoon, five people were st...

These 7 states are under air quality alerts as wildfires rage in the western US

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Seven western states are under air quality alerts due to raging wildfires, which have forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes. The 92 large wildfires currently burning in the US have scorched mo...

Western star Constance Towers talks working with John Wayne, William Holden in ‘Horse Soldiers’: ‘Pure luck’

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While many fans recognize her as vengeful Helena Cassadine on "General Hospital," the statuesque blonde originally lassoed in fame with two John Ford Westerns, "The Horse Soldiers" (1959) and "Sergeant Rutledge" (196...

Mindy makes landfall in Florida as western states feel the heat

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IDA-BATTERED NEW ORLEANS CLEANS UP TRASH AS STREETS BEGIN TO STINK The storm is forecast to bring 2-4 inches of rain from the Florida Panhandle and northern Florida through southern Georgia and South Carolina through...