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US energy panel approves rule to expand transmission of renewable power

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal energy regulators on Monday approved a long-awaited rule to make it easier to transmit renewable energy such as wind and solar power to the electric grid — a key part of President Joe Biden's goal to eliminate carbon emissions ...

Nearly 50 homes in Kalamazoo County were destroyed by heavy storms last week

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 50 homes were destroyed and dozens more were seriously damaged during severe weather last week in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo County, authorities said Monday. The lost homes included 24 mobile homes near Portage, the county's emergency management office ...

Canadian wildfire smoke chokes Upper Midwest for second straight year

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Smoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted health warnings across the Upper Midwest and Montana for the second year in a row. Fires raging in British Columbia and Alberta have filled the skies with haze over parts of Montana, the ...