California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

World Mar 15, 2019

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

California was declared totally drought-free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor's latest survey reflected an astonishing turnaround — ...

Eastern Canada digs out from major snowstorm

World Feb 14, 2019

Eastern Canada digs out from major snowstorm

A huge snowstorm blanketed eastern Canada on Wednesday, closing schools, grounding hundreds of flights and forcing many workers to stay home as tens of thousands of plows toiled to clear roads. Big white fluffy snowflakes began falling Tuesday afternoon, with more than 30 centimeters (12 ...

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Asia Pacific Feb 9, 2019

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national Australian rules footbal match. Heavy rains and lightning storms lashed parts of Sydney late Friday, with close to 60 ...