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Rescuers search for victims at a village hit by Sunday's landslides in Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Landslides triggered by heavy rain in the village left at a number of people died and injured, officials said. (AP Photo/Sorasoca)

26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

Jan. 11, 2021 11:46 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed and 29 others injured in the landslides that were triggered by heavy rain on...

In this photo provided by the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency, rescuers work the scene of a landslide in Cihanjuang village, Indonesia, early Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Two landslides in the Sumedang district of West Java province triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia left multiple people dead and injured, officials said Sunday.  (Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)

Landslides in Indonesia leave at least 11 dead

Jan. 9, 2021 11:43 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two landslides triggered by heavy rain in Indonesia left at least 11 dead and 18 injured, officials said Sunday. The second landslide in Cihanjuang village in the Sumedang district of West Java province occurred as rescuers were still evacuating people following the first...

Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record

Jan. 8, 2021 2:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — 2020 was the warmest year in Europe since records began, according to data published Friday by the EU climate monitoring service. Last year topped the previous temperature record in Europe — 2019 — by a whopping 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.72 Fahrenheit), the European Union’s...

Australia sweltered through its 4th-hottest year in 2020

Jan. 7, 2021 7:47 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia sweltered through its fourth-hottest year on record last year despite the recent return of the usually cooling La Nina climate pattern, the nation’s weather bureau said on Friday. The wetter-than-average 2020 followed Australia’s hottest and driest year in...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jan. 6, 2021 6:46 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Jan. 2 The Advocate on lessons learned in 2020 to bring into 2021: There are lots of ways to characterize 2020, many of them not suitable for a family newspaper. Here’s one description that is: It was a learning experience. The coronavirus pandemic’s...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 6, 2021 3:00 PM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Jan. 6 The Brunswick News on funds that are available to make storm repairs for residents of three Georgia cities: While 2021 is a new year, the problems of past years continue to haunt many in the area. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still causing a great deal of...

2020 was warmest year on record in Maine city

Jan. 4, 2021 12:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Last year was the warmest on record in Maine's largest city. The National Weather Service told the Portland Press Herald that 2020's average temperature of 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit beat Portland's previous mark of 49.2. That record was set in 2010 and 2012. Portland normally has an...

2020 was warmest year on record for Portland, Maine

Jan. 3, 2021 9:56 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The National Weather Service says 2020 was the warmest year on record for Portland, Maine. The average temperature for the year was 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit (9.7 Celsius), breaking the previous records set in 2010 and 2012. Records go back to 1940. In Concord, New Hampshire, where...

A father and his sons transport cows from a flooded area to drier ground using a dugout canoe, in Old Fangak county, Jonglei state, South Sudan Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Some 1 million people in the country have been displaced or isolated for months by the worst flooding in memory, with the intense rainy season a sign of climate change. (AP Photo/Maura Ajak)

'Our children die in our hands': Floods ravage South Sudan

Jan. 1, 2021 7:06 AM EST

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters that swept away latrines and continue to rise. Some 1 million people in the country have been displaced or isolated for months by the worst flooding in memory, with the intense...

New Year's fireworks could degrade Southern California air

Dec. 31, 2020 2:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An advisory for likely pollution from New Year’s Eve fireworks went into effect Thursday in a large portion of Southern California. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said the advisory for high levels of particulate matter and metal air pollutants would be in effect...