- UN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought Updated: Feb-09-16 4:38 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years, the head of the U.N. World Food Program's country office said Tuesday.
- Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 pm
RENO, Nevada - The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 35 years of weather pattern concluded.
- El Nino batters landmark ship beached on California coast Updated: Feb-04-16 2:29 pm
APTOS, California - Recent El Nino storms are battering a landmark concrete ship long ago beached on the California coast, officials said Wednesday.
- Hawaii's lack of rain in January sets new records Updated: Feb-04-16 7:27 am
HONOLULU - Dry conditions in January have broken new records across the state for low rainfall.
- Correction: California Drought story Updated: Feb-03-16 3:14 pm
FRESNO, California - In a story Feb. 2 about California water conservation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average monthly water use declined from 76 gallons for each person in November to 67 gallons in December. The figures were for daily consumption, not monthly use.
- Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?
- The Latest: California to extend water conservation Updated: Feb-02-16 11:52 pm
FRESNO, California - The Latest on the California drought (all times local):
- South Florida records rainiest January since 1932 Updated: Feb-02-16 3:01 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - South Florida's water managers say the region has recorded its rainiest January since 1932.
- Arizona ski areas deep in snow from El Nino storms Updated: Jan-26-16 8:41 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona is known for being hot in the summer, mild in the winter, for cactus and the desert, and outdoor activities like hiking and golf.
- 'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding Updated: Jan-24-16 12:19 pm
LONG BEACH, California - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.
- Pacifica declares local emergency after damage to sea wall Updated: Jan-23-16 8:51 pm
PACIFICA, California - The city manager of Pacifica has declared a local emergency after strong waves caused by El Nino storms ate away part of a sea wall in the coastal community, damaging the municipal pier and threatening several homes.
- Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger Updated: Jan-21-16 5:16 pm
UNTAVI, Bolivia - Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.
- AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz misstates science of climate change Updated: Jan-21-16 7:12 am
NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire - Answering a question this week about climate change during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz was worlds apart from the scientific consensus that sees a world that is warming because of human activity.
- Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far Updated: Jan-20-16 5:50 pm
DENVER - Snowpack in the mountains that feed the Colorado River was slightly above the long-term average on Wednesday - welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.
- NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin Updated: Jan-20-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
- Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer Updated: Jan-20-16 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON - When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude.
- Bitter cold strikes Northern Plains, Great Lakes regions Updated: Jan-18-16 3:27 pm
CHICAGO - The arctic air mass that froze water pipes in Minnesota this weekend is sticking around in some parts of the upper Midwest.
- Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge Updated: Jan-17-16 4:41 pm
LOS ANGELES - After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over Sunday.
- California farmers brace for water shortage despite El Nino Updated: Jan-17-16 12:19 pm
FRESNO, California - Farmers in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year and looking to El Nino to produce the very wet winter they need.
- 3 months after historic SC rains, more flooding in Socastee Updated: Jan-14-16 10:12 am
SOCASTEE, South Carolina - Residents in Socastee have had enough. Three months after historic rains in South Carolina, some areas in the Horry County community are flooding again.
- Earlier skiers flood Colorado, but room bookings lag Updated: Jan-13-16 7:42 am
DENVER - Early-season skiers flooded Colorado in late 2015 to take advantage of the snow left by a strong El Nino. But for the rest of the season, room bookings are lagging.
- El Nino is benefiting Idaho's snowpack this winter Updated: Jan-10-16 6:52 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says El Nino is benefiting Idaho's snowpack this winter.
- Police: Homeless woman, 70, dies of exposure during storms Updated: Jan-10-16 2:32 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say a 70-year-old homeless woman who refused services died of exposure during last week's fierce El Nino-driven storms dumped several inches of rain across the region.
- South Africa: Drought leads to failed crops, water shortages Updated: Jan-10-16 11:37 am
SENEKAL, South Africa - The main street of this dusty South African town is lined with empty buckets, marking each residents' place in line as they wait for their daily water ration to be brought in by unreliable trucks.
- South Africa heat wave claims 11 lives, say officials Updated: Jan-10-16 11:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African health officials say 11 people have died of heatstroke after a weeklong heatwave across the country.