Fiona washes away houses, knocks out power in Canada

Fiona washes away houses, knocks out power in Canada

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) – Fiona washed houses into the sea, tore the roofs off others and knocked out power to the vast majority of two Canadian provinces Saturday as it made landfall as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone. Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late Friday, but it still had hurricane-strength … Read more

Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain’s ‘green’ king

LONDON (AP) — On a blustery November day last year, Britain’s future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should “act with all dispatch, and decisively” to confront a common enemy. The clarion call — in the vast, windowless hall of a Glasgow convention center at the opening of the … Read more

Puerto Ricans desperate for water after Fiona’s rampage

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) – More than half a million people in Puerto Rico remained without water service three days after Hurricane Fiona slammed into the US territory, and many spent hours in lines Wednesday to fill jugs from water trucks while others scooped water from mountain runoff. Sweat rolled down the faces of people … Read more

Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) – Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm’s eye passed close to Grand Turk, the small British territory’s … Read more

Maggots key to crisis-time fertilizer for Ugandan farmers

KAYUNGA, Uganda (AP) – Moses Wamugango peered into the plastic vats where maggots wriggled in decomposing filth, the enviable project of a neighbor who spoke of the fertilizer problem he had been able to solve. The maggots are the larvae of the black soldier fly, an insect whose digestive system effectively turns food waste into … Read more

‘Clairvoyant’ 2012 climate report warned of extreme weather

Record high temperatures in urban Europe as heat waves bake the planet more often. Devastating floods, some in poorer unprepared areas. Increasing destruction from hurricanes. Drought and famine in poorer parts of Africa as dry spells worsen across the globe. Wild weather worldwide getting stronger and more frequent, resulting “in unprecedented extremes.” Sound like the … Read more

US, Mexico to cooperate on semiconductors, electric vehicles

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said Monday Both efforts seek to eat … Read more

In parts of the Mideast, power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7

BEIRUT (AP) – They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, hospital courtyards and rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, spewing hazardous fumes into homes and businesses 24 hours a day. As the world looks for renewable energy to tackle climate change, millions of people around the … Read more