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Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

May. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La...

Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

May. 26, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's energy and climate minister said Thursday that the Group of Seven wealthy nations can lead the way on ending the use of coal, a heavily polluting fossil fuel that's responsible for a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans. Senior officials...

EXPLAINER: How cities in the West have water amid drought

May. 25, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, swimming pools, gardens and golf courses in cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Boise, and Albuquerque can be jarring at first glance. Western water experts,...

Davos updates | VW: Supply chain woes ease; orders backed up

May. 25, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Executives with German automaker Volkswagen say at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that supply chain problems exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war are easing but they’re dealing with a huge backlog of orders. Audi board member Hildegard...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

People in Brazil's Amazon rainforest again reel from floods

May. 23, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

IRANDUBA, Brazil (AP) — For the second straight year, inhabitants of Brazil's Amazon rainforest are being overwhelmed by flooding, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected by waters that are still rising. Heavy rainfall in the Amazon over the past two years is...

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

May. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America’s most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island...

Carbon removal technologies to get $3.5B federal investment

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is investing in machines that suck giant amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air in the hopes of reducing damage from climate change. The Department of Energy said Thursday it will release $3.5 billion to groups developing direct air capture...

UN floats plan to boost renewables as climate worries mount

May. 18, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations chief on Wednesday launched a five-point plan to jump-start broader use of renewable energies, hoping to revive world attention on climate change as the U.N.’s weather agency said greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat, sea-level rise, and ocean acidification...

Arizona regents' grant ramps up study of Valley Fever, ozone

May. 16, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new partnership between the state’s three universities and several state agencies aims to increase understanding of issues like Valley Fever and ozone levels in Arizona – and come up with solutions. The Arizona Board of Regents announced new Regents’ Grants...