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This July 2015 photo taken by University of Ottawa glaciology professor Luke Copland shows Canadian Ice Service ice analyst Adrienne White taking a photo of cracks of the Milne Ice Shelf, which just broke apart.  The Milne ice shelf was on of the Arctic's few remaining intact ice shelves, but at the end of July 2020 about 43% broke off. Scientists say that without a doubt it's man-made global warming. (Luke Copland via AP)

Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Aug. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

Much of Canada's remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country's last intact ice shelf until the end of July when ice...

FILE - Boats are piled on each other in the marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.  Hurricane season has already been busy this year, but forecasters say it should get even nastier soon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday, Aug. 6 increased its forecast for the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes this year to far above normal. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Aug. 6, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, boats are moored to take shelter from the wind at the coastal area of Sansha Town of Xiapu County in southeastern China's Fujian Province, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Typhoon Hagiput brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. China had ordered evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces to the south, recalled fishing boats and suspended ferry service and some trains. (Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua via AP)

Heavy rains hit eastern China from weakening tropical storm

Aug. 4, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds were hitting China's eastern coastal region Tuesday from a tropical storm weakening as it neared Shanghai. Hagiput was a typhoon with winds blowing up to 137 kilometers (85 miles) per hour at its center when it made landfall in Zhejiang province in the early...

CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outages

Aug. 3, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive mouse jumping off the end of a stick in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore.. The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water can be declared as

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. An administration...

This photo taken July 13, 2020 at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park shows a stretch of the lake's northeast shore looking north from Sand Harbor toward Incline Village, Nev.  Lake Tahoe's fluctuating clarity took a dive last year, worsening by about 8 feet during an especially cold and wet winter as sedimentation, algae growth and a tiny invasive shrimp continue to pose restoration challenges. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).

Lake Tahoe's fluctuating clarity worsens amid wet winter

Jul. 31, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe’s fluctuating clarity got worse last year during an especially cold and wet winter as sedimentation, algae growth and a tiny invasive shrimp continued to pose restoration challenges for the famed clear water of the mountain lake straddling the California-Nevada line. The...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Cuomo said on Saturday, June 18, 2020 that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York state dropped to 743 and 11 more people had died. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NY removes climate change bond from 2020 ballot — for now

Jul. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says the state's economy is too “murky” to move ahead with his sweeping proposal to address climate change by borrowing $3 billion to fund environmental restoration projects across New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Thursday conference call with...

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season

Jul. 29, 2020 11:19 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Alaska's capital on track to break summer rainfall record

Jul. 29, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The area encompassing Alaska’s capital city is on track to break summer rainfall records, a state weather expert said. National Weather Service Meteorologist Cody Moore said that Juneau had already reached its summer rain average of 13 inches (33 centimeters) by July 26, The...