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Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Jun. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures. Weather officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since...

Recent rain allows forests in US Southwest to reopen

Jun. 23, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Some national forests in Arizona and New Mexico are relaxing fire restrictions and reopening, thanks to a strong start to the annual rainy season in the southwest U.S. The monsoon has delivered much-needed moisture to the parched region and relief from...

Storm's damages put focus on Cuba's dire housing crisis

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf with pots and a rickety sofa bed. A cloth curtain separates the space they use to wash up. There...

From dry to deluge, how heavy snow, rain flooded Yellowstone

Jun. 17, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Montana (AP) — Just three months ago, the Yellowstone region like most of the West was dragging through an extended drought with little snow in the mountains and wildfire scars in Red Lodge from a year ago when the area was hit by 105-degree Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) heat and fire. ...

In Louisiana, Native Americans struggle to recover from Ida

Jun. 16, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along the southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe...

In Louisiana, Native Americans struggle to recover from Ida

Jun. 16, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

ALONG BAYOU POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) — Driving through her village along a southeastern Louisiana bayou, tribal official Cherie Matherne points out the remnants of house after house — including her own — wrecked nine months ago when Hurricane Ida roared through the Pointe-au-Chien Indian...

Summer rainy season sets up across Four Corners region

Jun. 15, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Some Arizona residents were battered by flooding last year when the summer rainy season known simply as the monsoon unleashed on mountains that have been scorched by flames — a concern again this year for residents in the throes of a particularly ferocious wildfire...

6 dead in China as rain triggers landslides, house collapse

Jun. 15, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rain in China has claimed six lives this week and forced the evacuation of some 200,000 people. Five people died in southeastern China, according to state media reports: A house collapse took three lives in Fujian province on Tuesday, and two died Monday in a...

Activists try giant screen to clean up Guatemalan river

Jun. 08, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The non-profit group The Ocean Cleanup has installed a huge, steel-mesh screen on a heavily polluted river outside Guatemala City, in a bid to stop plastics and other debris before they reach the ocean. The Las Vacas river is strewn with mounds of trash...

Protecting your garden before and after severe storms

Jun. 07, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

As we celebrate blooming roses, ripening tomatoes and the pollinator frenzy in our backyards, we gardeners also should be aware of the downsides of summer: thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an...