- Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave Updated: May-02-16 9:19 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.
- After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief Updated: Apr-29-16 3:34 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.
- Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot! Updated: Apr-27-16 6:53 am
BANGKOK - Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.
- UN agency: El Nino droughts may get even worse Updated: Apr-26-16 1:13 pm
GENEVA - The U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency says the El Nino weather phenomenon has affected 60 million people worldwide and is warning the worst impact from the droughts it causes is yet to come.
- Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations Updated: Apr-21-16 6:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Floods have swamped much of Argentina's soy crop, causing heavy losses to one of the world's top grains suppliers.
- Home moved from edge of Northern California's eroding cliff Updated: Apr-20-16 1:13 am
PACIFICA, California - A home in the Northern California city of Pacifica is being moved from its cliffside perch after its patio, stairways and retaining wall broke away and crashed into the beach below.
- Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months Updated: Apr-19-16 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself.
- Weekend storm improves vital Colorado snowpack Updated: Apr-18-16 6:44 pm
DENVER - A powerful weekend storm dropped welcome snow into the Colorado mountains ahead of the critical spring runoff that determines how much water flows into rivers, reservoirs and farm fields, state and federal officials said Monday.
- El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say Updated: Apr-14-16 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - In the midst of an epic El Nino, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Nina, is around the corner.
- Severe drought hits Micronesia region Updated: Apr-14-16 10:09 am
HAGATNA, Guam - Federal scientists say that U.S.-affiliated nations in the Micronesia region are facing extreme drought conditions that have led to water rationing, emergency shipment of bottled water and health concerns.
- Wilder weather means tricky times for reservoir operators Updated: Apr-12-16 6:39 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Wilder swings in weather patterns in the past decade are making it trickier to keep reservoirs filled for irrigation and power generation while also avoiding the risk of flooding homes downstream, some Pacific Northwest reservoir operators say.
- Scientists blame El Nino, warming for 'gruesome' coral death Updated: Apr-06-16 2:41 pm
The coral on the sea floor around the Pacific island of Kiritimati looked like a boneyard in November - stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope.
- Things to know: The next step in California's drought Updated: Apr-05-16 5:51 am
FRESNO, California - Some residents of drought-stricken California who let their lawns turn brown and took shorter showers could soon get some relief, while others may continue to feel the pain. In the coming months, state officials will undertake a monumental task of rewriting conservation orders for a fifth year of drought.
- Drought-stricken California misses water conservation target Updated: Apr-04-16 6:49 pm
FRESNO, California - Residents of drought-plagued California fell just short of the state's mandated water conservation target over the nine months that ended in February as they let lawns turn brown, flushed toilets less often and took other strict measures, officials said Monday.
- Early wildfires fueled by dry grasses spread in New Mexico Updated: Apr-04-16 3:48 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Wildfire season has started early in New Mexico.