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Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

Jun. 19, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don't just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Some examples of where climate change's effects have been measured: —Glaciers across the globe are melting and retreating, with 279 billion tons of ice lost since 2002, according to NASA's GRACE...

Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

Jun. 19, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland. Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported Tuesday that some of the flammable liquid spread by an ill-fated homeowner in...

WHICHCRAFT: Festive DIY fire starters for July 4th s'mores

Jun. 19, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are the essential ingredients for summertime s'mores, but what about wax, alcohol and pinecones? If you're extra impatient to roast marshmallows for those sweet, gooey treats, consider helping things along with homemade fire starters. Once...

Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

Jun. 18, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn't approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was "the opening...

2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

Jun. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it is sending a technical specialist to watch Tesla's examination of the Model S that...

Derailed train bursts into flames in southwestern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A freight train derailed in southwestern Indiana and several train cars caught fire, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near a trailer park in Princeton, about 150 miles (240...

The Latest: Highway reopens after Indiana train derailment

Jun. 18, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a freight train derailment and fire in Indiana (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities have lifted an evacuation order and reopened a major highway that was closed due to the derailment of a train that caught fire in southwestern Indiana. The Gibson County Sheriff's...

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

Jun. 18, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake in Japan (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say the death toll from Monday's powerful earthquake in western Japan has risen to four. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck north of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city, injuring more than 300 people....

Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

Jun. 17, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire in southwest Colorado, which has blackened more than 50...

The Latest: Officials ask for evacuations due to Nevada fire

Jun. 17, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local): 6:28 p.m. Authorities in a northern Nevada county are asking people to evacuate due to a growing wildfire. A statement from Lyon County Manager Jeffery Page says 50 homes are in the area and numerous structures are...