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Canadian wildfire grows tenfold, forces more evacuations

CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps north of the city and putting communities to the south in extreme danger. | Video

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Federal court rejects U.S. plan for restoring embattled Northwest salmon

SEATTLE The U.S. government's latest plan for offsetting the harm to migrating salmon from a series of dams in the Columbia River watershed violates the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Water 05 May 2016

Chemicals firm SQM asks Chile to block Albemarle lithium project

SANTIAGO Chilean chemicals group SQM said on Thursday it has asked local authorities to block U.S. lithium producer Albemarle Corp from expanding production in the South American nation for environmental reasons.

05 May 2016