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Pakistan army helicopter crashes in Kashmir; 2 pilots killed

Dec. 06, 2021 06:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter crashed on Monday in bad weather in the Pakistan-administered section of disputed Kashmir, killing the two pilots on board, the military said. A statement from the military said the helicopter went down on the Siachen...

Despite variants, Singapore's COVID-19 strategy on track

Dec. 01, 2021 02:10 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of living with COVID-19, backed by one of the world's leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right. But with the...

Ice on the edge of survival: Warming is changing the Arctic

Nov. 15, 2021 16:39 PM EST

While conducting research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon was struck this summer by what climate change has doomed Earth to lose and what could still be saved. The Arctic is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet and is on such a knife’s edge of...

Wyoming US Coast Guard veteran recalls troubled 1970 cruise

Nov. 14, 2021 10:12 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It was Feb. 23, 1970, the season was starting to turn from fall to winter in the frozen ocean surrounding Antartica, and Joe Burke started his diary entry with three words. “We are stuck,” he wrote. The U.S.C.G.C. Glacier...

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

Nov. 10, 2021 02:16 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups. With many...

The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talks

Nov. 06, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, led the Republican...

Frustrations grow as marchers demand faster climate action

Nov. 06, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tens of thousands of climate activists marched Saturday through the Scottish city hosting the U.N. climate summit, physically close to the global negotiators inside but separated by a vast gulf in expectations, with frustrated marchers increasingly dismissive of the...

'Ordinary people suffer most': China farms face climate woes

Nov. 02, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

JIAOZUO, China (AP) — Wang Yuetang’s sneakers sink into the mud of what was once his thriving corn and peanut farm as he surveys the damage done by an unstable climate. Three months after torrential rains flooded much of central China’s Henan province, stretches of...

Antarctica gets a Glasgow Glacier ahead of climate summit

Oct. 30, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Britain is naming a thinning Antarctic ice mass the Glasgow Glacier, to symbolize the vast implications for the world of a climate conference that starts Sunday in the Scottish city. More than 120 world leaders will join British Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

Earth gets hotter, deadlier during decades of climate talks

Oct. 30, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

World leaders have been meeting for 29 years to try to curb global warming, and in that time Earth has become a much hotter and deadlier planet. Trillions of tons of ice have disappeared over that period, the burning of fossil fuels has spewed billions of tons of...