- Portugal's hot and dry August worsens drought conditions Updated: Sep-03-15 9:25 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's weather service says the country is enduring its second-worst drought since comprehensive records began 70 years ago.
- City hall in Ukraine's Kiev cancels school amid heat wave Updated: Sep-03-15 6:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The city hall in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday scrapped classes at schools and pre-schools until the end of the week amid a record-breaking heat wave and peat-bog fires.
- Extended power outages hit home for Phoenix residents Updated: Sep-02-15 5:37 pm
PHOENIX - A savage storm with wind, rain and lightning that damaged buildings, knocked down trees, utility poles and power lines added up to sweaty predicaments for many Phoenix residents.
- UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950 Updated: Sep-01-15 12:58 pm
GENEVA - The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
- Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead Updated: Sep-01-15 11:50 am
GAUHATI, India - Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.
- Africa's Cape Verde islands escape major hurricane damage Updated: Sep-01-15 6:38 am
LISBON, Portugal - Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.
- Big surf pounds Hawaii as hurricane skirts to the north Updated: Sep-01-15 3:40 am
HILO, Hawaii - Big surf began to pick up around Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island Monday evening as weakening Hurricane Ignacio moved to the north of the state with 100 mph winds.
- Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead Updated: Aug-30-15 11:23 pm
ROSEAU, Dominica - Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island.
- Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area Updated: Aug-29-15 9:14 pm
SEATTLE - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers.
- Heat is on in Southern California, records fall Updated: Aug-27-15 5:32 pm
LOS ANGELES - The heat is rising in Southern California and the records are falling.
- Typhoon Goni damages buildings, drenches western Japan Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 am
TOKYO - A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan.
- Record wildfire in Washington gets international, local help Updated: Aug-24-15 10:19 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.
- Landslide in China's southwest kills 3 Updated: Aug-23-15 1:13 am
BEIJING - A Chinese state news agency says rescue workers are searching for eight people missing after a landslide that killed three others in the country's mountainous southwest.
- Workers intensify search for body after Alaska landslides Updated: Aug-21-15 8:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The search for a third man believed buried in landslide debris in Alaska took on renewed urgency Friday, with rain in the forecast expected to increase the risk of more slides.
- 13 dead, 13 missing in central China floods Updated: Aug-20-15 6:40 am
BEIJING - Flooding in three central Chinese provinces has left at least 13 people dead and 13 others missing and disrupted the lives of nearly 1 million people, state media reported Thursday.
- Flash flood leaves group of tourists stranded on Big Island Updated: Aug-18-15 10:53 pm
HONOLULU - A group of tourists riding all-terrain vehicles in a remote, mountainous part of Hawaii's Big Island had to climb trees to keep from being swept over a 75-foot waterfall during a flash flood.
- High pressure system cranks up the heat across the West Updated: Aug-15-15 8:58 pm
PHOENIX - Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat Saturday with triple-digit temperatures hitting Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities.
- Q&A: Drought-weary California hopes El Nino means wet winter Updated: Aug-14-15 10:13 pm
FRESNO, California - Chances are strong that a record-setting El Nino is headed toward California this winter. What is unknown is how it will play out for the state beset by four years of drought that fallowed farm fields, turned lawns brown and dried up streams and wells.
- Heat is on as Phoenix's high is a record-setting 117 degrees Updated: Aug-14-15 9:16 pm
PHOENIX - An excessive heat warning in the Phoenix metropolitan area has been extended until Sunday in the wake of record-breaking temperatures.
- 2 tropical storms could complicate Saipan typhoon recovery Updated: Aug-14-15 7:10 pm
HONOLULU - Two tropical storms are headed toward Saipan while residents of the U.S. territory are still reeling from a typhoon that devastated the island.
- Residents clean up after Utah mudslide forces evacuations Updated: Aug-14-15 4:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Residents and officials cleaned up Friday after a Utah mudslide led to the evacuation of 14 homes and sent a couple of feet of sludge into one basement.
- Drought forces trout to be trucked from California hatchery Updated: Aug-13-15 6:31 pm
FRESNO, California - Tons of rainbow trout had to be rescued from a Central California fish hatchery and moved by truck to cooler lake water, sparing them from the state's relentless drought, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
- Argentina officials try damage control after flooding Updated: Aug-12-15 5:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's government tried to ease public anger Wednesday over flooding that forced an estimated 11,000 people to flee their homes in Buenos Aires province.
- Monsoon storm flips small planes at Phoenix-area airport Updated: Aug-12-15 2:22 pm
PHOENIX - A monsoon storm that swept into the Phoenix area late Tuesday night left a trail of damage in the region's southeastern suburbs, where winds flipped planes and downed trees and power poles.
- Death toll in Egypt's scorching heat wave rises to over 60 Updated: Aug-12-15 6:43 am
CAIRO - Egypt's state news agency says 21 more people have died due to a scorching heat wave, raising this week's death toll to more than 60.