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2 California wildfires last year blamed on electrical lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigations found that damaged electrical equipment ignited two Southern California wildfires last year, including one that threatened the Ronald Reagan...

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out...

UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

GENEVA (AP) — In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. weather...

Report: Iowa’s derecho crop losses increase by more than 50%

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Crop loss estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa in August have increased by more than 50%,...

Much of U.S. Southwest left parched after monsoon season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cities across the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on record this year, some with only a trace or...

Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were...

Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically...

Q&A: La Nina may bring more Atlantic storms, western drought

La Nina — which often means a busier Atlantic hurricane season, a drier Southwest and perhaps a more fire-prone California — has popped up...

Think 2020’s disasters are wild? Experts see worse in future

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire...

6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Six states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River to sustain cities and farms rebuked a...

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP)...

Ethiopia, Egypt reach ‘major common understanding’ on dam

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia’s...

Arizona starts talks on addressing dwindling Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

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