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FILE - In this June 19, 2019 file photo, a postal worker returns to their truck parked on a flooded street in Miami caused by high tides. Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly its real estate value, according to two new reports released last week. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua, File)

Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate

Jan. 21, 2020 4:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week. For years, Florida lawmakers...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo provided by Sen. Kevin Cramer's office, Tommy Fisher, right, talks with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., at the lawmaker's office in Washington, D.C. For Fisher, a supporter of President Donald Trump, a federal court hearing set for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build the president's signature border wall faster and better than the government. (Sen. Kevin Cramer's office via AP, File)

Court to decide if private border wall can go next to river

Jan. 8, 2020 10:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tommy Fisher, a federal court hearing set for Thursday next to the U.S.-Mexico border could result in his company getting a chance to prove it can build President Donald Trump's signature border wall faster and better than the government. For environmentalists and some landowners in...

Home falls down sandy bluff along Lake Michigan shoreline

Jan. 2, 2020 10:43 AM EST

WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A small home along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan fell down a sandy bluff in an area plagued by erosion. Muskegon County officials had been monitoring the condition of the White River Township home that toppled over about 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to WOOD-TV....

This Dec. 3, 2019 photo shows Santa Claus arriving in Napakiak, Alaska, on an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

Dec. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EST

NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps. “Napakiak...

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo, sightseers plays on a sandbar in the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom province, northeastern Thailand. Experts say the aquamarine color the Mekong River has recently acquired may beguile tourists but it also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams. The water usually is a yellowish-brown shade due to the sediment it normally carries downstream. But lately it has been running clear, taking on a blue-green hue that is a reflection of the sky. The water levels have also become unusually low, exposing sandbanks in the middle of the river. (AP Photo/Chessadaporn Buasai)

Mekong River’s new aquamarine color may be sign of trouble

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts in Thailand say. The river usually has a yellowish-brown shade due to the sediment it normally carries downstream. But lately it has been running...

In this June 14, 2019 photo provided by Fabio Esteban Amador, Puerto Rican students of the Center for Advanced Studies for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and their professor Isabel Rivera-Collazo, kneeling, study the impact that Hurricane Maria had on coastal archaeological resources and ecology in Manati, Puerto Rico. The group of U.S.-based scientists are rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coastline that date back a couple thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s history they say is still being discovered. (Fabio Esteban Amador via AP)

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

Dec. 2, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being...

Days of heavy rains in Congo’s capital kill at least 32

Nov. 26, 2019 11:00 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Flooding and landslides after heavy rains in Congo have left at least 32 people dead in and around the capital, Kinshasa, officials said Tuesday. "The situation is a dramatic. In addition to 15 lifeless bodies that we have collected, there is significant material damage," said Jean...