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Rural voters 'in the trenches' on climate, leery of Biden

Dec. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drought in California meant Raquel Krach, a rice farmer and graduate student in the Sacramento Valley, planted very little. Using groundwater, she and her husband planted 75 acres this year to maintain their markets. The rest of the 200 acres she typically sows remained empty due...

Strong winds, up to 4 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada

Dec. 09, 2022 23:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another winter storm packing heavy snow and powerful winds was moving into the northern Sierra Nevada late Friday where as much as 4 feet (1.2 meters) of snow is forecast in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe over the weekend. The National Weather Service...

New abnormal: Climate disaster damage 'down' to $268 billion

Dec. 09, 2022 06:48 AM EST

This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. Yet this wasn’t climate change at its...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Post and Courier. December 5, 2022. Editorial: SC Ports Authority should pursue its worthy goal of becoming the greenest port Nestled down in our recent news report on the S.C. State Ports Authority’s creation of 22 acres of salt marsh along Drum Island was a very...

Portugal: Woman dead after overnight rains flood Lisbon

Dec. 08, 2022 04:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Heavy overnight rains flooded Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, and killed a 55-year-old woman who got trapped by the water in the basement where she lived, the national Civil Protection Agency said Thursday. The intense rainfall and winds washed away cars and flooded...

Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Dec. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida's East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach...

Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market

Dec. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation...

December serving up baked Alaska and warming most of Arctic

Dec. 05, 2022 17:03 PM EST

Much of the Arctic is in a burst of freak December warming. In Utqiagvik, Alaska’s northernmost community formerly known as Barrow, it hit 40 degrees (4.4 degrees Celsius) Monday morning. That’s not only a record by six degrees (3.3 degrees Celsius) but it’s the warmest that...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Abbott’s big flip-flop on fentanyl could save lives Decriminalizing the potentially life-saving strips is needed but why did it take so long? For too long, many believed that fentanyl wasn’t a Texas...

Search for Johannesburg worshippers swept by flood; 14 dead

Dec. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from the tragic flash flood that swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg has risen from nine to 14, officials have confirmed. Rescue teams on Monday resumed search operations for at least three people...