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Brazil, Bolivia assessing needs after Canada offers $15M aid for Amazon fires
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Brazil, Bolivia assessing needs after Canada offers $15M aid for Amazon fires

OTTAWA — A Canadian official says Brazil and other Amazon−basin countries are considering Canada’s offer of $15 million and equipment to help fight the fires destroying the South American rainforest. Adam Austen, spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, says the minister spoke to her counterparts in both Brazil and Bolivia over the weekend. He...

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G7 leaders reach deal to offer help to fight wildfires in Amazon rainforest

BIARRITZ, France — G7 leaders have come to an agreement to help Brazil fight the raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, which have erupted into a global flashpoint over the perils of climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting this year’s gathering of the leaders of the world’s seven largest economies, says the G7 plans...

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Calls to eat more plants, less meat also in line with food guide: McKenna

OTTAWA — A high−profile call to eat more plants and less meat in order to combat global warming is directly in line with Canada’s new food guide, which extols the health benefits of precisely such a change in diet, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Friday. Standing in front of a cornfield at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, McKenna...

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region in British Columbia

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii archipelago region off the west coast Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 9:30 p.m. local time. It reports the quake’s epicentre was 196 kilometres west southwest of Bella Bella and it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Earthquake Canada says the tremor...

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Alberta says 10,000 people are out of their homes because of wildfires

The Alberta government says wildfires raging across the northern part of the province have forced about 10,000 people from their homes. The updated figure was provided Thursday afternoon, after a day of hot temperatures and gusty winds led to the explosive growth of several blazes burning out−of−control. About 5,000 people have been out of their homes in...