Climate news grows worse as U.S. exits Paris accord

/ Jun 2, 2017

Climate news grows worse as U.S. exits Paris accord

President Donald Trump has announced that America will pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, but scientists say the peril from global warming has never been greater. Earth's average global temperature is scaling new heights, sea ice is retreating, extreme weather events have become ...

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

May 29, 2017

Sri Lanka monsoon toll climbs to 164

Sri Lanka's monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre said Monday. Friday's deluge also caused the island's worst flooding in 14 years and drove nearly half a million ...

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

May 26, 2017

Above-average Atlantic hurricane season predicted

The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11 to 17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of hurricanes, ...