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Yellowstone closed for first time in 34 years amid flooding, mudslides

CODY, Wyo., June 13 (Reuters) – Record flooding and rockslides unleashed by an unprecedented burst of heavy rains prompted the rare closure on Monday of all five entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the start of the summer tourist season, the park superintendent said . The entire park, spanning parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, …

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Wildfires ravage woods in Spain’s Catalonia as heat-wave bites

ARTESA DE SEGRE/TOLEDO, Spain, June 16 (Reuters) – Three wildfires have laid waste to 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of pines and bushes in eastern Spain since Wednesday as a heatwave pushes temperatures close to record highs, regional firefighters said on Thursday . Hundreds of firemen were on the ground battling the blazes with 120 trucks …

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Rare Yellowstone closure from historic floods spells hardship for ‘gateway’ towns

CODY, Wyo., June 14 (Reuters) – Emergency crews scrambled on Tuesday reopening roads and restore utilities in rural communities of Montana and Wyoming cut off by historic floods in the first natural disaster to force a summertime closure of Yellowstone National Park in 30 years. Major sections of the park’s northern half are expected to …

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