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Source: Fox News

Tree that began 'weeping' on Good Friday draws hundreds of worshipers over Easter weekend

Tuesday 22:45 GMT

Hundreds of people paused to pray underneath a gum tree after it began leaking water on Good Friday — a mysterious occurrence many claimed to be divine intervention.

Local officials said they'd continue to monitor the tree to ensure it's stable and there are no other piping issues.

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Source: BBC

Can you survive if you run out of air?

Today 02:25 GMT

This vital umbilical cord to the world above carried power, communications, heat and air to his diving suit 100m (328ft) below the surface of the sea.

Over the next 30 minutes at the bottom of the North Sea, Lemons would experience something that few people have lived to talk about: he ran out of air. • What happens when the food runs out? • How and why religion evolved • The attack that made me a maths genius. “I’m not sure I had a full handle on what was happening,” recalls Lemons.

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Source: ABC News

'Start Here': Sri Lanka bombings blamed on Islamist group, SCOTUS hears census case

Today 06:04 GMT

Authorities in Sri Lanka have made more than 20 arrests after a series of bomb attacks in churches and hotels killed at least 310 and injured hundreds more on Easter Sunday.

Officials are pointing to a local Islamist extremist group, National Thowfeek Jamaath, for the explosions, but the Sri Lankan government believes the group didn't act alone in coordinating the nearly simultaneous bombings, Longman reports.

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Source: CTV

Residents eye rising waters as Legault says new approach needed to flood relief

Today 01:30 GMT

Some 800 Canadian military personnel fanned out across Quebec on Monday, filling sandbags and aiding evacuations as Premier Francois Legault warned that climate change will increase the frequency of serious flooding.

Legault spoke to reporters Monday after visiting a Gatineau, Que., neighbourhood that has been flooded for the second time in three years. He said Quebec cannot "waste the money of Quebec taxpayers" on compensating people for flood damage, only to see the same properties flooded again two or three years later.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

Tuesday 21:49 GMT

Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution.

“Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand,” Trump said in his message for Earth Day, a global event held to support environmental protection annually since 1970. “A strong market economy is essential to protecting our critical natural resources and fostering a legacy of conservation.

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Source: CTV

Sandbagging efforts in high gear in Quebec, New Brunswick flood zones

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

Some 800 Canadian military personnel have fanned out across Quebec, filling sandbags and aiding evacuations as officials warn that warming temperatures and melting snow will bring rising flood waters this week.

New Brunswick officials said Monday they are encouraged by the latest flood forecast, which has water levels stabilizing in the Fredericton area and on the upper reaches of the Saint John River.

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Source: The Guradian

Dutch engineers build world's biggest sun-seeking solar farm

Monday 08:03 GMT

Dutch engineers are building what will be the world’s largest archipelago of islands made up of sun-tracking solar panels.

Arnoud van Druten, the managing director of Floating Solar, a solar panel supplier, said: “We would like to have started earlier but because of the environmental issues regarding bird seasons, there is only a limited period in the year, these three months, that we can put anything in the water.”

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Source: CTV

1 dead and army called in as Que., N.B. brace for heavy flooding

Sunday 20:53 GMT

Authorities in parts of Quebec and eastern Canada continue to brace for heavy flooding over the Easter weekend, even as rising waters have already led to one death and the deployment of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers to provide assistance in two provinces.

Officials in Quebec and New Brunswick said that the brunt of the flooding isn’t expected until Saturday evening and into Sunday. They added that warm temperatures, coupled with the fact that local rivers area already swollen from melting snow could lead water levels to accelerate rapidly.

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Source: CTV

One dead after flood waters in Quebec sweep away road

Sunday 14:28 GMT

"Those regions have a high risk of flood right now with the precipitation that's announced and the warm temperatures that will increase the snowmelt."

Quebec Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault told a news conference in Quebec City that the risk level hasn't changed in recent days, but authorities now expect the brunt of flooding will begin on Sunday and last longer than expected. While the situation could change depending on the weather, Guilbault said she elected to ask for assistance as citizens scrambled to protect their homes while heavy rain warnings were in effect for much of southern Quebec.


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