Jul 26, 2015

Typhoon Halola pummels Kyushu, expected to weaken Monday

A strong typhoon made landfall on Kyushu on Sunday after high winds and heavy rain left scores of domestic flights canceled in the nation’s southwestern islands. Typhoon Halola, packing gusts up to 108 km per hour, landed near Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, at around 7:00 ...

Jul 17, 2015

Earth called 'gravely ill' after annual climate checkup

In their detailed annual physical of Earth’s climate, U.S. scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society’s annual state of the climate report, released Thursday, delves into the details ...

Wary of climate change, Vanuatu villagers seek higher ground

Jul 12, 2015

Wary of climate change, Vanuatu villagers seek higher ground

Many people living in this coastal village in Vanuatu believe the March cyclone that sent waves surging through their homes was the latest and most dramatic sign of climate change. They are now considering rebuilding their entire community on higher ground. Cyclone Pam struck ...

Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

Jul 12, 2015

Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

Domestic flights were canceled Sunday in South Korea as Typhoon Chan-hom brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southwestern provinces. The storm grounded 60 domestic flights linking Seoul with the southwestern coastal city of Yeosu and the southern resort island of Jeju, airport authorities ...

China evacuates over 865,000 as powerful typhoon nears

Jul 11, 2015

China evacuates over 865,000 as powerful typhoon nears

Typhoon Chan-hom barrelled toward eastern China near Shanghai on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people after lashing Okinawa and Taiwan. The storm could be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Zhejiang province, which borders Shanghai to the south, for the ...

Jun 22, 2015

Year's first typhoon set to hit China's Hainan Island

The first typhoon of the year to hit China was expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist center and rubber producer, the official Xinhua News Agency said. ...

Jun 19, 2015

Last month was the hottest May in modern history

Last month marked the hottest May in modern history, continuing a troubling trend of rising global temperatures, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. “This was the warmest May on record,” said Derek Arndt, chief of the monitoring branch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Study refutes doubters on global warming 'hiatus'

Jun 5, 2015

Study refutes doubters on global warming 'hiatus'

Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new U.S. government federal study that rebuts doubters. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration readjusted thousands of weather data points to account for different measuring techniques ...

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

May 28, 2015

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing. More rain fell on the hard-hit Houston area, temporarily ...

At least 15 killed in Texas, Oklahoma storms; Houston flooded

May 27, 2015

At least 15 killed in Texas, Oklahoma storms; Houston flooded

Torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including three in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is ...