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Strong winds, up to 4 feet of snow forecast in Sierra Nevada

Dec. 09, 2022 23:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another winter storm packing heavy snow and powerful winds was moving into the northern Sierra Nevada late Friday where as much as 4 feet (1.2 meters) of snow is forecast in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe over the weekend. The National Weather Service...

New abnormal: Climate disaster damage 'down' to $268 billion

Dec. 09, 2022 06:48 AM EST

This past year has seen a horrific flood that submerged one-third of Pakistan, one of the three costliest U.S. hurricanes on record, devastating droughts in Europe and China, a drought-triggered famine in Africa and deadly heat waves all over. Yet this wasn’t climate change at its...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Post and Courier. December 5, 2022. Editorial: SC Ports Authority should pursue its worthy goal of becoming the greenest port Nestled down in our recent news report on the S.C. State Ports Authority’s creation of 22 acres of salt marsh along Drum Island was a very...

Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800s

Dec. 06, 2022 17:54 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida's East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach...

Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market

Dec. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation...

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Dec. 05, 2022 05:18 AM EST

SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang...

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption

Dec. 04, 2022 19:53 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing...

2 feet of snow in Tahoe mountains; more on the way Saturday

Dec. 02, 2022 17:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The second of back-to-back winter storms was making its way Friday toward the Sierra Nevada, where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow already has fallen on the mountains around Lake Tahoe — much to the delight of area ski resorts. Mountain highways reopened...

Sierra snow closes Tahoe schools, slows traffic; more coming

Dec. 01, 2022 22:15 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first of back-to-back winter storms brought one foot (30 centimeters) of snow and an avalanche warning to the Sierra Nevada on Thursday, closing schools at Lake Tahoe and intermittently shutting down interstate traffic west of Reno. A winter storm warning...

Driver killed after hitting falling tree in wind storm

Dec. 01, 2022 09:59 AM EST

A blustery storm whipped up gusts up to 60 mph in New England, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. In New Hampshire, a driver was killed after hitting a tree that was falling across a road. The high winds knocked down tree limbs and trees, and downed...