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Families Hunt for Loved Ones Not Heard from Since Hurricane Otis Pummeled Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Desperate families made missing posters Friday and joined online groups to look for loved ones out of touch since Hurricane Otis devastated the Mexican Pacific coast city of Acapulco. Officials said they were moving in supplies …

Lidia Rapidly Intensified Before Slamming Mexico: Weather Watch

Hurricane Lidia rapidly intensified in the Pacific Ocean as it approached Mexico’s coast on Tuesday, coming ashore as a powerful Category 4 with 140-mile-per hour winds near Cabo Corrientes, the US National Hurricane Center said. It has since dissipated over …

Firefighting Plane Crashes in Greece as Blazes Rage out of Control and New Evacuations Are Ordered

RHODES, Greece (AP) — A Greek air force water-dropping plane crashed while diving into a wildfire in southern Greece on Tuesday, with both pilots feared dead, as authorities battled blazes that have been raging for days across the country amid …

ExxonMobil Appeals Ruling by Guyanese Court in Oil Spill Insurance Coverage

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) – American oil giant ExxonMobil said Friday it had appealed a recent Guyanese court ruling requiring it to obtain insurance for “unlimited liability” in the event of a major oil spill off the coast of Guyana. The …

$3.4M Fine Proposed over 2021 California Oil Pipeline Leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An energy company should be fined nearly $3.4 million for safety violations involving a 2021 oil pipeline spill that fouled Southern California beaches, a federal regulator said. Amplify Energy Corp. ignored 83 alarms indicating the offshore …

Philippines Beefs Up Efforts to Contain Oil Leak from Sunken Tanker

MANILA — Philippine authorities have increased efforts to contain an oil spill from a sunken fuel tanker that has affected coastal towns and was still spreading, the environment ministry said on Tuesday, as the country grapples with cleanup challenges. Improvised …

Scavenging for Supplies, Cuba’s Tobacco Farmers Rebuild After Hurricane Ian

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba –– When Hurricane Ian ripped through western Cuba last week, tobacco farmer Victoriano Maqueira lost the two large barns he used for drying his crop, as well as his dogs, chickens, a pig, his television and …

‘Forever Chemicals’ in Deer, Fish Challenge Hunters, Tourism

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer _ and that’s prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways …

Record Amount of Seaweed Is Choking Shores in the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the …

Yellowstone Park Reopens After Changes Wrought by Flood

WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors returned Wednesday morning to a changed landscape in Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopened following record floods that reshaped the park’s rivers and canyons, wiped out numerous roads and left some areas famous for …