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Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

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Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought is intensifying its grip on pockets of the American Southwest. More>>

Energy wells plugged as Hawaii's volcano sends lava nearby

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Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. More>>

Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

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Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate. More>>

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby Video included

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The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. More>>

The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

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There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. More>>

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard Video included

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White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean. More>>

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run. More>>

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

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Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation's most popular mountain rivers. More>>

Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say Video included

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Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have come true. More>>

Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger Video included

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Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation. More>>

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours Video included

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Fast-moving lava has crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters. More>>

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old Video included

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Hawaii officials warned residents that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. More>>

The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava Video included

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Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island. More>>

Hawaii officials warn residents about latest lava flow Video included

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A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has spewed a steely gray plume of ash into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. More>>

Yemen hit by storms as rare tropical cyclone Sagar nears

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A UN agency has issued a warning for the rare tropical cyclone 'Sagar' in the Gulf of Aden, saying it threatens flash flooding, as authorities say it has struck Yemen's southern coastline. More>>

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

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The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid despite fears the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

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The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town. More>>

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash Video included

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A geophysicist says a plume that's rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii's Big Island does not contain as much ash as it did Tuesday. More>>

Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava Video included

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Destructive lava prompts worried Hawaii homeowners to ask: Am I covered for volcanos?. More>>

Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash Video included

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. More>>

The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area. More>>

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

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Cleanup underway throughout the Northeast a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least two people dead. More>>

Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave

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Scientists study Kilauea lava for clues about how eruption will unfold. More>>

Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars Video included

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For the past week, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has spewed lava into the air, destroyed homes, forced residents into shelters and agitated an otherwise cheerful, small community where everyone is a neighbor. More>>

Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions Video included

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A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. More>>

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

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The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America's West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. More>>

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

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Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with a column of volcanic materials rising in the sky. More>>

Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year

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Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent a repeat of last year's unprecedented 106 deaths. More>>

Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations Video included

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New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases means eruptions on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano are likely to continue. More>>

Bodies of 2 Polish miners recovered week after quake

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Officials in Poland say that they have recovered the bodies of two miners killed when an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland last week. More>>

The Latest: Volcano's fissures downgraded to 17, not 18

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Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island. More>>

The Latest: New fissure spatters lava from Hawaii volcano Video included

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A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. More>>

As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open Video included

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Hawaii volcano could blow its top, spew boulders the size of refrigerators. More>>

Alaska residents get false tsunami warning on TV, radio

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The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no current tsunami threat for Alaska and the West Coast. More>>

1 hurt in propane tank explosion at Chicago's Soldier Field

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A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field. More>>

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators Video included

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could soon send rocks and ash shooting out of its summit crater. More>>

Critic's jailing shows hushed dissent since '08 China quake

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A decade after the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, a critic of the government's response is ailing in jail, his plight a reminder of the government's determination to silence all dissenters. More>>

Small earthquake felt widely in Southern California

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A small earthquake has rattled a large swath of Southern California, no damage reported. More>>

Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

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A 29-foot-long painting that caricatures more than 60 musical celebrities of the 1940s is back in a New Orleans museum. More>>

Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption Video included

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Hawaii County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for any stragglers in Lanipuna Gardens to leave immediately after two new fissures opened and were emitting dangerous gases. More>>

Mexico, 2 US states could see Colorado River cutback in 2020

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Water managers say there's a better-than-even possibility that Mexico and the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada will get less water from the Colorado River in 2020 because of a drought. More>>

Correction: Science Says-Volcanoes Explained story Video included

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Scientists see a slight pressure decrease in Hawaii volcano, but likely a temporary lull. More>>

Lingering residents forced to evacuate as lava cracks spread

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Slopes of Hawaii volcano offer lush piece of paradise for affordable price. More>>

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