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Biggest tropical wetlands ravaged by fires in Brazil

Nov. 7, 2019 12:10 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sending others fleeing. The inferno in the world's largest tropical wetlands is the latest environmental...

Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

Nov. 6, 2019 7:15 AM EST

MANA POOLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the sun-baked watering hole, which had dramatically shrunk due to a severe drought. Eventually park staff freed...

Wildfires break out in Western Oregon in cool, dry weather

Oct. 30, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Wildland firefighters worked to contain blazes across Western Oregon as windy conditions and low humidity gripped the state. KVAL reports strong east winds caused wildfire danger levels to climb, the Coos Forest Protective Association said Wednesday. The agency says southwestern...

Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence survey military's emergency response

Oct. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina on Wednesday to get briefings about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts in a state where both are often needed because of active hurricane seasons. During a few hours in and around...

Climate change making stronger El Ninos, study finds

Oct. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Ninos — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They...

Tough guys: Rugby players not flustered by massive typhoon

Oct. 11, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Rugby players don't scare easily. Not even when there's a super typhoon heading for them. Some of sport's toughest guys are waiting for the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis, which is bearing down on Japan and its ongoing Rugby World Cup and set to arrive during a weekend of crucial games. Two...

6 elephants drown, 2 rescued in Thai national park

Oct. 6, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok...

The Latest: Tropical systems menace Puerto Rico and Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 8 p.m. Forecasters say Karen has been downgraded from a tropical storm to a depression as it churns toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says that regardless of Karen's status or storm intensity, the...

11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago,...

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

Sep. 20, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a ward usually reserved for juvenile burn victims, children lay listlessly under mosquito nets next to worried parents. On a recent day, 9-year-old Carlos Benítez was headed home after enduring several days of intravenous fluids while doctors waited for his dengue fever...