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Florida state report shows toxic algae levels

Nov. 26, 2022 03:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are saying a red tide bloom that’s lingered along the coast for a few weeks is now being fed by nutrients running off the landscape in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Red tide (Karenia brevis) is a naturally occurring organism in the Gulf of Mexico...

Woman dies on hike in Utah's Zion Park, husband rescued

Nov. 25, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah's Zion National Park, officials said. The married couple were on a permitted, 16-mile (25-kilometer) hike through the park area...

Red flag warnings canceled as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 25, 2022 21:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red flag warnings for fire danger in parts of Southern California were canceled Friday as Santa Ana winds declined, although forecasters noted that dry conditions would continue into the weekend. Southern California Edison's website showed no remaining public...

President Biden declares coastal SC disaster area after Ian

Nov. 24, 2022 12:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA,, S.C. (AP) — Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for...

Body of missing hiker found in New Hampshire

Nov. 23, 2022 18:24 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who disappeared during a weekend hike in New Hampshire was found dead Wednesday on what would have been her 20th birthday. Emily Sotelo, of Westford, Mass., had planned to hike three peaks in the White Mountains on Sunday. Officials said...

Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California

Nov. 23, 2022 17:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty, dry and warm Santa Ana winds will bring critical fire weather conditions to Southern California through the Thanksgiving holiday, forecasters said Wednesday. The winds, produced by high pressure building in the Great Basin, were forecast to strengthen...

Buffalo employee fatally struck during snow removal effort

Nov. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A city of Buffalo employee was struck and killed by heavy equipment Wednesday while working to clear streets following the area's massive snowstorm, Mayor Byron Brown said. The man, whose name was not released, was a longtime employee. He was...

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Nov. 23, 2022 09:14 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a...

'Stock up on blankets': Ukrainians brace for horrific winter

Nov. 22, 2022 17:25 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians could face rolling blackouts from now through March in frigid, snowy weather because Russian airstrikes have caused “colossal” damage to the power grid, officials said. To cope, authorities are urging people to stock up on supplies and evacuate hard-hit areas....

Even in colder areas, fig trees can do well if protected

Nov. 22, 2022 08:09 AM EST

If you're growing fig trees where temperatures drop below freezing for extended periods, then an ounce of protection can be worth a pound (or more!) of figs. Native to Mediterranean Europe, Asia and Africa, most mature fig trees can tolerate temperatures down to about 20 degrees....