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  • new storyThe Latest: Buffett says US business will thrive over time 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:51 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. Tens of thousands of people will fill an arena to listen to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for more than five hours (all times local):

  • Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 1:38 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities were on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual meeting.

  • Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm

    VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina - Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.

  • After several tries Florida finally gets new insurance chief 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:34 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.

  • Community leaders, activists, to hold climate change rally 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 12:43 am

    EXETER, New Hampshire - Community leaders and activists will be gathering in Exeter, New Hampshire, to celebrate international and local action to meet the challenge of climate change.

  • Group says Honolulu rail at risk of flood damage 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:43 am

    HONOLULU - A group of residents is prepared to take Honolulu officials to court over the city's multibillion-dollar rail project because of concerns that the rail could be vulnerable to flood damage.

  • Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot! story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:53 am

    BANGKOK - Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.

  • UN agency: El Nino droughts may get even worse 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 1:13 pm

    GENEVA - The U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency says the El Nino weather phenomenon has affected 60 million people worldwide and is warning the worst impact from the droughts it causes is yet to come.

  • Virginia establishes fund to help with sea-level rise 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:12 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels.

  • Grayson, Jolly get crowd-sourced questions in debate 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 9:07 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson and David Jolly answered questions Monday about allowing a vote on the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, the financial system, the influence of money on the political system and climate change from actor Mark Ruffalo, as well as regular voters, during a debate in which questions were crowd-sourced.

  • Brazil president will appeal to trade blocs over impeachment story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, blasting the push to impeach her as a coup and a naked attempt by Brazil's elite to snatch power back from her Worker's Party.

  • 175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:08 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.

  • The Latest: US says world closer to key goal on climate deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-22-16 4:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Latest on the U.N. signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change (all times local):

  • UN event spotlights 17 goals to end poverty and save planet 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A 17-year-old Honduran-American activist called for a youth movement to eradicate poverty and preserve the planet. The president of the tiny Pacific island nation said urgent funds are needed to develop his country and prevent the devastating impact of climate change. Actor and advocate Forest Whitaker urged people around the globe to join forces to achieve U.N. goals by 2030 that would transform the world.

  • California governor's greenhouse-gas cuts scrutinized 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 8:14 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The top lawyer for the California Legislature says Gov. Jerry Brown exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order imposing what he called the most aggressive carbon-emission reductions in North America, aligning California with the European Union's aggressive climate change standards.

  • Argentina floods cause soy crop losses, force evacuations 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 6:48 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Floods have swamped much of Argentina's soy crop, causing heavy losses to one of the world's top grains suppliers.

  • Paris climate agreement on track for early start story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:51 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.

  • Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer - for now story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 3:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.

  • Home moved from edge of Northern California's eroding cliff 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:13 am

    PACIFICA, California - A home in the Northern California city of Pacifica is being moved from its cliffside perch after its patio, stairways and retaining wall broke away and crashed into the beach below.

  • Jewell: 'Major course correction' needed on conservation story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday called for "a major course correction" in the way the nation conserves its public lands, waters and wildlife, saying climate change and other trends threaten natural areas "in existential ways."

  • Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 1:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself.

  • GOP senators want US to cut off money to UN climate agency 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 11:23 am

    WASHINGTON - More than two dozen Republican senators are calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to cut off money the U.S. sends to the United Nations climate change agency or risk breaking the law.

  • Should we clone mammoths? UMaine ecologist will consider it 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:11 am

    CAMDEN, Maine - A University of Maine ecologist who specializes in the ice age will speak about how scientists are looking to the past for clues about threats to biodiversity today.

  • Weekend storm improves vital Colorado snowpack story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 6:44 pm

    DENVER - A powerful weekend storm dropped welcome snow into the Colorado mountains ahead of the critical spring runoff that determines how much water flows into rivers, reservoirs and farm fields, state and federal officials said Monday.

  • New York to help cities, farmers adapt to climate change 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 1:34 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York state plans to give select cities and towns a piece of $11 million to boost green energy use and prepare for the effects of climate change.