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A pond in warming Mali is disappearing, and a UNESCO-listed fishing tradition is in danger

Jun. 14, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

SAN, Mali (AP) — Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large muddy pond and cast their nets, dropping to their knees in the mud. Soon, one proudly held up a fish the length of his arm. ...

Florida prepares for next round of rainfall after tropical storms swamped southern part of the state

Jun. 14, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Forecasters warned Floridians to prepare for additional flash flooding after a tropical disturbance dumped as much as 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rainfall in the southern parts of the state, with worsening conditions expected Friday. The disorganized...

Tropical rainstorms in South Florida lead to flight delays and streets jammed with stalled cars

Jun. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state's largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region's lowest-lying streets. “Looked like...

What to know about a series of storms that has swamped South Florida with flash floods

Jun. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A series of storms flowing from the Gulf of Mexico swamped South Florida with flash floods that stalled cars, forced the cancellation of dozens of flights and generally made life miserable for tens of thousands of people. Flat Florida is prone to flooding even on sunny days when...

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan will affect 200,000 people, a top UN official warns

Jun. 13, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An estimated 200,000 people in Pakistan could be affected by the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to bring heavier rains than usual, a top U.N. official warned on Thursday. The United Nations, with help from local authorities, has prepared a contingency...

Bye bye, El Nino. Cooler hurricane-helping La Nina to replace the phenomenon that adds heat to Earth

Jun. 13, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

The strong El Nino weather condition that added a bit of extra heat to already record warm global temperatures is gone. It's cool flip side, La Nina, is likely to breeze in just in time for peak Atlantic hurricane season, federal meteorologists said. The National Oceanic Atmospheric...

Florida's 2024 hurricane season arrives with a rainy deluge

Jun. 13, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance inundated much of southern Florida on Wednesday, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing...

Heat wave in Greece halts visits to Acropolis as drones with thermal cameras monitor temperatures

Jun. 12, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Athens announced the closure of the Acropolis for five hours on Wednesday due to heat wave temperatures that also shut many schools. The ancient site in the Greek capital — which drew nearly 4 million visitors last year — was closed from...

Heavy snows and drought of deadly 'dzud' kill more than 7 million head of livestock in Mongolia

Jun. 12, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An extreme weather phenomenon known as the dzud has killed more than 7.1 million animals in Mongolia this year, more than a tenth of the country’s entire livestock holdings, endangering herders’ livelihoods and way of life. Dzuds are a combination of...

2 teens are killed when a bedroom wall collapses after heavy rains on an island in El Salvador

Jun. 10, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two teenagers were killed by a landslide during heavy rains early on Monday, when their bedroom wall collapsed on an island in El Salvador, authorities said. The landslide took place on the Meanguera del Golfo island in the Gulf of Fonseca. The...