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Tropical storm warning issued for US East Coast ahead of potential cyclone, forecasters say

Sep. 21, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday from coastal North Carolina to Delaware ahead of a potential tropical cyclone that's approaching the densely populated East Coast. The National Hurricane Center announced “Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen” on Thursday...

Biden uses executive power to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps

Sep. 20, 2023 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After being thwarted by Congress, President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps that will serve as a major green jobs training program. In an announcement Wednesday, the White House said the program will...

Homeowners face rising insurance rates as climate change makes wildfires, storms more common

Sep. 20, 2023 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A growing number of Americans are finding it difficult to afford insurance on their homes, a problem only expected to worsen because insurers and lawmakers have underestimated the impact of climate change, a new report says. A report from First Street Foundation...

Climate change made storm that devastated Libya far more likely and intense, scientists say

Sep. 19, 2023 12:38 PM EDT

The devastating storm that dumped torrential rains along the Libyan coast this month was up to 50 times more likely to occur and 50% more intense because of human-caused climate change, according to an analysis released Tuesday. Before crossing the Mediterranean, the storm raged for...

Underwater teams try to recover a firefighting helicopter that crashed in Turkey, killing 3 aboard

Sep. 18, 2023 06:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Underwater teams are trying to recover a helicopter that crashed in a lake over the weekend, killing three crew members, while fighting a forest fire in western Turkey, state media reported Monday. Four crew members were aboard the firefighting aircraft when it fell...

Everything you need to know about this year's meeting of leaders at the UN General Assembly

Sep. 18, 2023 01:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For two years, it was the coronavirus pandemic. Then, it was Russia's war in Ukraine. Throughout it all, the perils of climate change, poverty and inequality have steadily, increasingly thrummed through each convening of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. ...

Maine motorist killed when large tree limb falls on his vehicle; first fatality attributed to Atlantic storm Lee

Sep. 16, 2023 18:09 PM EDT
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine motorist killed when large tree limb falls on his vehicle; first fatality attributed to Atlantic storm Lee.

Hurricane Lee targets New England and eastern Canada with wind, roiling seas and rain

Sep. 15, 2023 22:18 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Fishermen removed lobster traps from the water and residents hauled hundreds of boats ashore — leaving some harbors looking like ghost towns — while utility workers from as far away as Tennessee began taking up positions Friday ahead of Hurricane Lee’s heavy winds,...

After days of heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes in New England, Hurricane Lee up next

Sep. 14, 2023 21:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Days of wild weather that produced torrential rain, flooding, sinkholes and tornadoes in New England could be a prelude to something more dangerous lurking offshore — Hurricane Lee. As the Category 1 system swirled southwest of Bermuda, Maine Gov. Janet...

Cyclone that devastated Libya is latest extreme event with some hallmarks of climate change

Sep. 12, 2023 17:02 PM EDT

The Mediterranean storm that dumped torrential rain on the Libyan coast, setting off flooding that’s believed to have killed thousands of people, is the latest extreme weather event to carry some of the hallmarks of climate change, scientists say. Daniel — dubbed a “medicane”...