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As Canada warms, infectious disease risks spread north

As Canada warms, infectious disease risks spread north

It was 15 years ago that Ontario student Justin Wood started feeling sick. A keen soccer player, snowboarder and mountain biker, Wood said he didn't know the cause but he had to "back off from playing sports and back off from academics.
Governments must disaster-proof Canada's hospitals against climate change: experts

Governments must disaster-proof Canada's hospitals against climate change: experts

OTTAWA — A wall of flames met David Matear when he finally stepped outside of the downtown Fort McMurray hospital, after the final patient was hurried out of the building and into a waiting bus. "You couldn't see the trees.
Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches.
Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

HALIFAX — Canada’s East Coast is likely to see an active storm season this year because of record high water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, say hurricane forecasters.
Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina.
5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa , with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday.
5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa , with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday.
Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

SAO PAULO (AP) — The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely.
B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes the evacuated community of Fort Nelson, B.C.
Storm brings 90 km/h winds to B.C. beach

Storm brings 90 km/h winds to B.C. beach

Environment Canada calculated which communities had the strongest winds.