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26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over...

Data shows 2020 was Europe’s warmest year on record

BERLIN (AP) — 2020 was the warmest year in Europe since records began, according to data published Friday by the EU climate monitoring service. ...

Australia sweltered through its 4th-hottest year in 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia sweltered through its fourth-hottest year on record last year despite the recent return of the usually cooling La Nina...

‘Our children die in our hands’: Floods ravage South Sudan

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters...

New Year’s fireworks could degrade Southern California air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An advisory for likely pollution from New Year’s Eve fireworks went into effect Thursday in a large portion of Southern...

It’s close but 2020 likely to end up hottest year on record

Just how warm Earth stays this December will determine if 2020 goes down as the hottest year on record. And it’s looking a lot...

European-US sea level tracking satellite sends 1st readings

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A newly launched European-U.S. satellite designed to continue a decades-long record of tracking global sea levels has sent back its...

Vast wildfires in Siberia linked to warming Arctic

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's vast wildfires in far northeastern Russia were linked to broader changes in a warming Arctic, according to a report...

Winter’s dry start prompts low California water allocation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's water managers on Tuesday preliminarily allocated just 10% of requested water supplies to agencies that together serve more than...

30 named storms: Record hurricane season comes to a close

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — ...

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vickie Hicks, who weaves intricate sweetgrass baskets in Charleston, South Carolina's historic city market, remembers climbing onto the table at...

US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into...

Iota’s devastation comes into focus in storm-weary Nicaragua

MACIZO DE PEÑAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua (AP) — The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clearer Wednesday as images emerged showing piles of wind-tossed lumber...

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes...

Dangerous Hurricane Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Iota made landfall on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast late Monday, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central...

Hurricane Iota heads for already battered Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Iota rapidly gained strength after becoming the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season Sunday, threatening to bring dangerous winds and...

Iota threatens 2nd hurricane strike for Nicaragua, Honduras

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Iota was strengthening in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday, threatening a second major hurricane strike for Nicaragua...

Tropical Storm Iota forms, could follow Eta’s deadly path

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm formed that could follow...

Eta remains a tropical storm as Florida prepares for 2nd hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eta remained a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region...

Final weeks of historic hurricane season bring new storms

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just when you thought it should be safe to go back to the water, the record-setting tropics are going...

Tropical Storm Eta floods already drenched Florida cities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding Monday across South Florida's most densely populated urban areas,...

Forecasters: Theta forms, record 29th named Atlantic storm

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a record-breaking 29th named storm has formed in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. ...

Zeta’s toll on a Louisiana island: ‘Like a bomb was dropped’

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Mark Andollina remembers stinging rain and a howling wind that peeled the roof off part of his Cajun Tide...

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Talk about good camouflage! Scientists...

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made...

UN weather agency: Moderate to strong La Nina this year

BERLIN (AP) — The La Nina climate phenomenon has developed and is expected to last into next year, affecting temperatures, precipitation and storm patterns...

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took...

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane...

Major Hurricane Epsilon: Tropical storm warning for Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon rapidly gained major hurricane strength on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to skirt east of Bermuda in the coming day,...

Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens in the central Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened Monday morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season. ...

Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year

Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there’s nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up...

Navigating by mango trees, pink houses in rural Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods,...

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state's barrier...

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...

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress...

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that...

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the...

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek...

Sally’s threat: ‘Potentially historic’ floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with...

Battle on to save Brazil’s tropical wetlands from flames

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A vast swath of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun...

New Orleans under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane...

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...

Zimbabwe investigating deaths of 22 elephants, more expected

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Bacterial infection may have killed 11 elephants in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Hurricane Laura further strains FEMA in disaster-filled year

WASHINGTON (AP) — As...

Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical...

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Already smashing records, this...

2020’s 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)...

Ethiopia, Egypt reach ‘major common understanding’ on dam

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia’s...

Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — New...

600 firefighters halt growth of Nevada wildfire, for now

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) —...

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