3:21 p.m. March 4, 2021
Hawaii tsunami threat has passed in wake of huge earthquake near New ZealandThe U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled a tsunami watch Thursday for Hawaii that was issued after a huge earthquake occurred in a remote area between New Zealand and Tonga.
6:03 p.m. March 3, 2021
Myanmar security forces kill at least 38 protesters, U.N. saysAt least 38 protesters were killed by Myanmar security forces on Wednesday, the highest number since a Feb. 1 military coup, according to a United Nations official.
10:56 a.m. March 3, 2021
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What is renters insurance — and is it worth it?Want to learn about how to avoid excessive expenses when an unexpected disaster occurs? Read this guide on what renters insurance is and why it’s important.
4:16 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
The economy is heating up again and it's good news for millions of unemployed The U.S. economy is accelerating again after a coronavirus speed bump at the end of the year, but what's been missing is a big increase in hiring and people going back to work. That might be about to change.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Inflation may be on Biden's plate sooner than he thinksPrinting more money during a supply shortage tends to set off a self-perpetuating cycle of inflation.
11:58 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021
Food supply, insect-borne diseases, scammers and more: How to prepare for climate changeThere will be chaos, and much of it has actually already begun. The author of a book on the subject offers advice and a surprisingly positive outlook.
4:57 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021
After power outages end, Texas must debate its electricity independenceWhether to connect to the U.S. grid is one of three areas Texas policy makers should focus on.
3:56 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021
What's behind the Texas power outages?About 30% of the generating capacity for most of Texas is offline amid the extreme weather, reportedly due to natural gas shortages.
7:08 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
Strong quake hits Japan's northeast coast; no tsunami alertA strong earthquake hit off the coast of northeastern Japan late Saturday, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 7, 2021
140 missing in India after glacier breaks, flooding valleyIndian rescue crews struggled to reach trapped victims Sunday after part of a glacier in the Himalayas broke off and released a torrent of water and debris that slammed into two hydroelectric plants. At least nine people were killed and 140 were missing in a disaster experts said appeared to point to global warming
10:53 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021
Major winter storm dumps foot of snow on parts of Midwest, disrupts travelA major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed parts of the Southwest with snow, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools.
5:31 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021
How climate change is ruining retirement across AmericaWith everything from rising sea levels to raging fires, popular retirement spots are becoming hazardous.
6:46 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021
At least three dead as Indonesia quake sets off landslides and flattens homesA strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the nighttime darkness. At least three people died and 200 were injured, but authorities were still collecting information from devastated areas.
1:10 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost country's nuclear deterrentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid out plans to work toward salvaging the broken economy.
12:12 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Blame it on the rain: Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damagesIntensifying precipitation as the globe warms has contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the U.S., a group of Stanford University researchers argue.
10:08 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
2020 brought 22 climate-change disasters costing $1 billion or more and capped the hottest decade on recordGlobal average temperatures in 2020 closed out the hottest decade since record-keeping began, conditions marked by a surge in deadly and expensive wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
6:43 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021
Watch out, Los Angeles: FEMA calculates riskiest and safest places in U.S.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated the risk for every county in America for 18 types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes and even tsunamis.
6:58 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020
- By Jacob Passy
Home buyers are starting to factor flood and wildfire risks into their real estate decisions --- and it's affecting price growthThe effects of climate change are being seen in the nation’s housing market.
6:11 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020
Warmer 2020 shattered weather records, including most named Atlantic storms ever and a surge in wildfires: UNAn overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020, creating an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, floods, droughts and ice melt, the United Nations’ weather agency reported Wednesday.
3:59 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden's climate-change bench is deep with inclusion of nominees Blinken for State and Thomas-Greenfield for UNAt least two of the nominees for top spots in the Biden administration are likely to help shape the global warming fight as a core feature of his presidency. And neither has "climate" or "energy" in their job title.
9:27 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020
A crucial skill for a new generation of leaders: moral imaginationWhat we need now: Shared humanity and the sustainability of the earth at the core of our focus.
2:50 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020
Doctors in rural hospitals speak out about COVID-19: 'There isn't any hospital that isn't under siege' "Our 25-bed critical-access hospital doesn’t have dedicated ICU beds, and it has only two ventilators," says one in Kansas.
5:43 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020
'I lost everything': Tens of thousands displaced after Hurricane Iota tears across Central AmericaHurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane just two weeks ago.
5:43 p.m. Nov. 16, 2020
'This is double destruction': Hurricane Iota batters Central America just 12 days after EtaHurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
12:18 p.m. Nov. 15, 2020
Hurricane Iota bears down on already-battered Central AmericaIota became the thirteenth hurricane of the Atlantic season early Sunday, threatening to bring another dangerous system to Nicaragua and Honduras — countries recently clobbered by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta.
9:47 a.m. Nov. 14, 2020
Iota threatens 2nd tropical strike for Nicaragua, HondurasTropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early Saturday, threatening a second tropical strike for Nicaragua and Honduras, countries recently ransacked by a Category 4 Hurricane Eta.
6:33 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020
Eta heads to sea after soaking Florida and the CarolinasOne death in Florida was linked to the storm, along with some scattered flooding and forecasters said the tropical storm was on a path offshore of South Carolina that would eventually take it further out to sea.
1:27 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020
- By Steve Goldstein
For the first time, Fed identifies climate change as a risk to financial stabilityFor the first time, the Federal Reserve identified climate change as a risk to financial stability.
6:54 p.m. Nov. 9, 2020
Tropical Storm Eta causes flooding in already-soaked South FloridaA deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding Monday across South Florida's most densely populated urban areas, stranding cars, flooding businesses, and swamping entire neighborhoods with fast-rising water that had no place to drain.
6:46 p.m. Nov. 8, 2020
Strengthening Eta makes landfall in Florida Keys, could regain hurricane forceA strengthening Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida's Lower Matecumbe Key on Sunday night, days after leaving scores of dead and over 100 missing in Mexico and Central America.
8:29 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden pledges to return No. 2 polluter U.S. to the defining Paris climate pact Trump just droppedThe Trump-led U.S. has formally left the Paris Climate Agreement, a voluntary global pact created five years earlier with the message that major economic powers must cooperate and lead against the threat of man-made climate change.
8:42 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020
Central American governments take stock of damages, deaths as Hurricane Eta heads back to seaAs the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed dozens of lives from Guatemala to Panama.
3:03 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020
Eta leaves dozens dead in Central America as it heads toward Cuba The rain-heavy remnants of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to 57, and aid organizations warned the flooding and mudslides were creating a slow-moving humanitarian disaster across the region.
5:22 p.m. Nov. 4, 2020
Eta leaves devastation in Central America, could reach Florida by MondayEta moved into Honduras on Wednesday as a weakened tropical depression but still bringing the heavy rains that have drenched and caused deadly landslides in the country's east and in northern Nicaragua.
6:20 p.m. Nov. 2, 2020
Hurricane Eta quickly grows to catastrophic strength as it nears Central AmericaHurricane Eta erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane Monday as it headed for Central America, where forecasters warned of massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region.
8:00 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020
7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea kills 14 people, injures hundreds A strong earthquake struck Friday between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing several buildings in Turkey’s western Izmir province and leaving at least four people dead.
5:48 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
Hurricane Zeta batters New Orleans, Gulf Coast; massive power outages Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a region already pounded by multiple storms this year.
8:27 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020
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3:42 p.m. Oct. 27, 2020
Hurricane-weary Gulf Coast braces for Zeta's arrivalResidents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s antiquated drainage pump system.
6:04 p.m. Oct. 25, 2020
New tropical storm likely to threaten Gulf Coast as hurricaneNewly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days.