Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida.

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Hurricane Ida and our summer from hell

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Tennessee flooding is made more common by climate change

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World Meteorological Organization might start hurricane season 2 weeks earlier

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SC impacted by 2 $1 billion weather disasters in 2020 out of the 50 recorded globally

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