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Lagoon dries up as drought grips Peru's southern Andes

Dec. 02, 2022 08:38 AM EST

CCONCHACCOTA, Peru (AP) — From her home under the baking sun of Peru's southern Andes, Vilma Huamaní can see the small Cconchaccota lagoon, the axis of her community’s life. It has been a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and...

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

Nov. 30, 2022 19:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The...

After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

Nov. 13, 2022 01:21 AM EST

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I'd like to invite you to close your eyes," instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other noises were the hum of the air...

Droughts, rising seas put Cuba's agriculture under threat

Nov. 12, 2022 11:22 AM EST

BATABANO, Cuba (AP) — Yordán Díaz Gonzales pulled weeds from his fields with a tractor until Cuba's summer rainy season turned them into foot-deep red mud. Now it takes five farmhands to tend to Díaz’s crop. That shrinks Diaz’s profit margin and lowers Cuba‘s agricultural...

Climate Migration: Nomads move to towns in warming Ladakh

Nov. 01, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

KHARNAK, India (AP) — For decades, Konchok Dorjey grazed the world’s finest cashmere-producing goats in the arid, treeless Kharnak village in India’s Ladakh region, a high mountainous cold desert that borders China and Pakistan. But a decade ago, the 45-year-old nomad gave up his pastoral...

Zimbabwe's focus on wheat set to yield biggest-ever harvest

Oct. 26, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe says it is on the brink of its biggest wheat harvest in history, thanks in large part to efforts to overcome food supply problems caused by the war in Ukraine. But bush fires and impending rains are threatening crops yet to be harvested. Like other...

Drought, fire risk to stay high during third La Niña winter

Oct. 20, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

Drought and wildfire risks will remain elevated in the western states while warmer than average temperatures will greet the Southwest, Gulf Coast and East Coast this winter, federal weather officials said Thursday. La Niña, a weather pattern characterized by cold ocean temperatures...

Thick smoke in western Washington and Oregon to soon clear

Oct. 20, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A haze of smoke covering parts of western Washington and Oregon is expected to clear before the week's end, but only after the region reached a dubious distinction: Seattle and Portland briefly topped a list of large cities with the worst air quality in the world. ...

Drought to continue for parts of Hawaii despite wet outlook

Oct. 19, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Continuing La Nina weather is expected to bring above average rainfall for parts of Hawaii, but drought conditions could persist over some areas of the islands, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's wet season outlook released Wednesday. ...

11 students drown after river ferry capsizes in Cambodia

Oct. 14, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

KOH CHAMROEUN, Cambodia (AP) — Eleven students in southern Cambodia who were crossing a river died after the boat they were on capsized, officials said. Four people — two students and two of the boat’s crew — were rescued following the accident Thursday night on the Mekong...