Florida spared of major damage as weakened Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall

A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa dumped rain across Florida’s Gulf Coast early Wednesday but appears to have spared the state significant damage and widespread power outages. Elsa wobbled through the … Read More

Elsa strengthens into hurricane as it races toward Florida’s northern Gulf Coast

A storm that has lashed the Caribbean and the Florida Keys with pounding rain and gusty winds and complicated the search for survivors in a deadly condominium collapse has strengthened … Read More

Tropical Storm Elsa strengthening, could become hurricane in Florida

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Elsa is strengthening and could became a hurricane before making landfall along Florida‘s northern Gulf coast. The storm has already complicated the search … Read More

Tropical Storm Elsa to hit Florida Wednesday after sweeping across western Cuba

Tropical Storm Elsa, back over water but still producing heavy rains over Cuba, was expected to move near the lower Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas on Tuesday, according to … Read More

Hundreds of people have died from extreme heat in western Canada, U.S., officials say

Authorities on both sides of the border in the Pacific Northwest are investigating hundreds of deaths where extreme heat was the likely cause, with signs the trend could continue as … Read More

Western Canada heat wave: How to stay cool and plan for future hot spells

Reports of possible heat-related deaths in Western Canada have heightened concerns across the region, as temperatures soared to all-time record levels this week. At least 233 people died in the … Read More

Vulnerable communities face health risk as heat wave scorches western U.S.: experts

Extreme temperatures like the ones blistering the American West this week aren’t just annoying, they’re deadly. The record-breaking temperatures this week are a weather emergency, scientists and health care experts … Read More

Why are pollen allergies worse in Canada this year?

Significantly higher levels of pollen count than usual in Canada are becoming a nuisance for allergy sufferers this year. The provinces of Ontario and Quebec have been hit particularly hard, … Read More

Can vitamin D lower the risk of COVID-19? Here’s what we know so far

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, the jury is still out on the link between vitamin D and COVID-19. Vitamin D is well-known for its role in keeping … Read More

Wildfires take over from industry as major source of cancer-causing air toxins: study

Wildfires have taken over from industry as a major source of a group of cancer-causing chemical toxins in the air, Environment Canada says. The first national assessment of polycyclic aromatic … Read More

Looking for winter activities during COVID-19? Here’s what you should know

As we head into the winter season in Canada and other parts of the northern hemisphere, there are growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus with the cold weather … Read More

5 non-U.S. election stories you may have missed

The world’s eyes are on the United States as Americans head to the polls to elect their new president. Republican President Donald Trump is seeking another four years in office. … Read More

How the U.S. wildfires are impacting air quality from B.C. to Ontario

Smoke from U.S. wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and California has made its way to western Canada and is having visible impacts on air quality in several provinces. Grey skies … Read More

Hospital team cares for 19 babies through the night as Hurricane Laura slams U.S.

As the wind howled and the rain slammed down, a team of nurses, respiratory therapists and a doctor worked through the night to care for 19 tiny babies as Hurricane … Read More

‘Raise the bar’: Medical experts call for studies into accuracy of U.S. coronavirus tests

How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top … Read More

Montrealers try to stay cool and safe amid spring heatwave during COVID-19

Montrealers have been trying to find ways to keep cool during a spring heatwave in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temperatures soared to 30 C in many parts of … Read More

Water flowing at Montreal splash pads, some in suburban municipalities remain dry

Following public recommendations, most of Montreal’s splash pads are up and running but some suburban municipality parks remain dry despite record-breaking temperatures. The West Island municipalities of Pointe-Claire and Kirkland … Read More

Philippines rides out first typhoon to hit amid coronavirus, no known casualties

More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. … Read More

Philippines survives first typhoon to hit amid coronavirus, no known casualties

More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. … Read More

Typhoon Vongfong roars towards Philippines as coronavirus makes evacuations tricky

A strong typhoon roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. … Read More

Typhoon Vongfong roars toward Philippines as coronavirus makes evacuations tricky

A strong typhoon roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian regions prepare to fight flooding amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The last couple of years have taken on a biblical tone in the rural Pontiac region of Quebec. The small community of about 6,000 has recovered from five natural disasters … Read More

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