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Environment

Ukrainian winemakers visit California’s Napa Valley to learn how to heal war-ravaged vineyards

"This is just the beginning of a hopeful relationship to literally restore the health of this country."

Polar bears could vanish from Canada’s Hudson Bay if temperatures rise 2 C

Some polar bears are trying to adapt to longer periods of ice-free habitats, but they can't eat enough calories on land to make up for their marine diets.

Homeowners seek to hold Michigan counties responsible for 2020 dam collapse

A class of homeowners say the counties' failure to lower lake levels of the Edenville Dam was the primary cause of its catastrophic failure.

Western US faces snow drought as summer heats up

Another wet season helped improve California's snow drought, but other parts of the western United States have not been so fortunate.

Irrigators clash with US government and Yurok Tribe over Klamath water rights at Ninth Circuit

The Klamath Water User Association, which represents ranchers in the area, argued that centuries-old contracts require irrigation responsibilities to be filled at the expense of anything, including protected species.

Thefts of charging cables pose yet another obstacle to appeal of electric vehicles

About 4 in 10 U.S. adults say they believe EVs take too long to charge or don’t know of any charging stations nearby.

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