Environment

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead water levels at historical lows

(Eagle News) — Alarming water levels are a concern in Nevada as Hoover Dam and Lake Mead record historical lows. To tell us more, Eagle News correspondent Lory Jarvina reports from Las Vegas. (Eagle News Service)

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Train traffic restricted in parts of Canada’s most western province because of fire risk

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The hot, dry conditions in the western Canadian province of British Columbia have prompted to the federal government to put restrictions on trains operating in the region. “Unprecedented weather conditions …

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Military will help fight wildfires in British Columbia

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The military will be dispatched to the western Canadian province of British Columbia this week to help bring wildfires there under control, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Sunday. “In …

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More evacuations as wildfires rage across western Canadian province of British Columbia

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Hundreds of people remain out of their homes and thousands more have been told to be prepared to evacuate if fire conditions worsen in the western Canadian province of British …

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Maui mayor tackles growing traffic, illegal parking amid surge of visitors

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino recently addressed mitigation efforts to relieve traffic congestion and illegal parking that have coincided with the recent surge of tourism to the island of Maui. “I understand the anger and …

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Feral pigs pose a threat to ecosystems worldwide: university report

  (Eagle News) – Wild pigs (Latin name: Sus scrofa), one of the most widely distributed mammals on the planet, have gained notoriety in recent decades due to their devastating impacts to agricultural crops and threats to species of conservation …

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Biden administration appoints Maxine Burkett as senior advisor on climate change

  (Eagle News) – Maxine Burkett, a professor from the University of Hawaii’s (UH) Richardson School of Law, has been appointed by the Biden Administration to serve as Senior Advisor with the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate …

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Agriculture can become a major Hawaii industry again: university report

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – In their latest brief, “The agricultural economic landscape in Hawaii and the potential for future economic viability,” experts from the University of Hawaii’s Economic Research Organization (UHERO) believe that, despite challenges, it is possible for commodities …

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Canada bumps up its emissions target by up to 45% by 2030

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Canada will try to cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% to 45% by the end of this decade, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged Thursday. “Climate change is the greatest long-term …

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Vancouver Aquarium sold to American company

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The Vancouver Aquarium has a new owner. Ownership of the aquarium has been transferred from the Ocean Wise Conservation Association to US-based Herschend Enterprises, the association said Thursday in a …

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Phase 1 of Honolulu’s single-use plastic ban takes effect April 1

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Plastic cutlery and disposable food containers will be banned beginning Thursday in Hawaii. The ban on disposable food ware was supposed to take effect at the beginning of the year. But …

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US officially back in Paris accord, vows climate action

(AFP) — The United States on Friday officially returned to the Paris climate accord, with President Joe Biden vowing to make the fight against global warming a top priority. A month after Biden took office, the world’s largest economy and …

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