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How a Tahoe refuge saved owls, coyotes and raccoons from wildfire

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Greg Erfani watched the flames grow bigger and bigger as they crept toward Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, the animal refuge he helps run in South Lake Tahoe. He feared not only for himself but for the menagerie of raccoons...

Belarus sprinter leaves Tokyo on flight to Vienna after seeking refuge

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The Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has left Japan on a Vienna-bound plane after refusing to return to Belarus because she feared she would face punishment for publicly criticising her coaches for their “n...

Belarus sprinter faces long exile in Poland after seeking refuge

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Just two years ago, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was greeted by smiling Belarusian athletics and academic officials as she brandished a gold medal from the 2019 Summer Universiade, the young star’s greatest victory for her...

‘Nowhere is safe’: heat shatters vision of Pacific north-west as climate refuge

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The recent heatwave that broiled the US Pacific north-west not only obliterated temperature records in cities such as Seattle and Portland – it also put a torch to a comforting bromide that the region would be a mild,...

Biden suspends Trump-era oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

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The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by Donald Trump and reviving a political fight over a remote region t...

Violence and mayhem offer Benjamin Netanyahu refuge

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The escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza has put efforts to form a coalition government that excludes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister on the back burner. Until violence erupted this week, Benjamin Netan...

Kathryn Heyman on writing her ‘white hot’ memoir – and finding refuge on the Timor Sea

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At 21, Kathryn Heyman didn’t have the luxury of “finding herself” in India like her peers. She had no money, no safety net and had learned to never rely upon others. Instead, she hitch-hiked to Darwin with her journal...

Albuquerque’s ‘urban wildlife refuge’: much-needed green space or green gentrification?

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Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Today, it’s home to several historic neighborhoods along the Rio Grande, includi...