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(AP Photo/Dan Joling). Junar Lim takes photos of Ziah Lim, left, and Arsenia Lim, all of Cavite, the Philippines, at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weath... (AP Photo/Dan Joling). Junar Lim takes photos of Ziah Lim, left, and Arsenia Lim, all of Cavite, the Philippines, at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weath...

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

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Federal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever. More>>

Wildfire forces 2,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

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Authorities on Spain's Canary Islands say around 2,000 people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 500 hectares (1,235 acres) since it broke out a day ago. More>>

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

(AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, photo, evidence of a Cascadia earthquake's awesome destructive power is visible at the beach in Neskowin, Ore. A "ghost forest" of Sitka spruces juts up from the beach in the tiny town. The tree... (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky). In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, photo, evidence of a Cascadia earthquake's awesome destructive power is visible at the beach in Neskowin, Ore. A "ghost forest" of Sitka spruces juts up from the beach in the tiny town. The tree...
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With a huge earthquake expected sooner or later off Oregon's coast, the state's recent repeal of a ban on construction of critical facilities in tsunami inundation zones has unleashed a torrent of criticism. More>>

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

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Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road. More>>

4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson. More>>

Jury to decide PG&E's role in California wine country fire

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A jury will get to decide whether Pacific Gas and Electric equipment ignited a wildfire in California wine country nearly two years ago. More>>

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Extreme swings in weather are expected as part of a changing... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Extreme swings in weather are expected as part of a changing...
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A wet winter likely will fend off mandated water shortages for states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River but won't erase the impact of climate change. More>>

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

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The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years. More>>

Firefighters battle blaze in Greek island nature reserve

(AP Photo/Michael Varaklas). An airplane drops water over a wildfire near Halkida town on the Greek island of Evia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control... (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas). An airplane drops water over a wildfire near Halkida town on the Greek island of Evia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control...
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Water-dropping planes and helicopters have resumed work at first light over a major wildfire burning through a protected nature reserve on the Greek island of Evia, where hundreds of people were evacuated from four villages and a monastery. More>>

Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve

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Dozens of firefighters backed by water-dropping aircraft are battling a wildfire on an island north of Athens that has left the Greek capital blanketed in smoke. More>>

Water in Hawaii volcano could trigger explosive eruptions

(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, lava from an open fissure on Kilauea volcano shoots high above a tree in Pahoa, Hawaii. A small pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano... (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, lava from an open fissure on Kilauea volcano shoots high above a tree in Pahoa, Hawaii. A small pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano...
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A small pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time in recorded history, possibly signaling a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions. More>>

Fire east of Athens under control; some homes damaged

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Fire spreading quickly in eastern suburb of Athens with evacuations of homes ordered. More>>

Luxembourg prime minister promises aid for tornado victims

(Photo via AP). A tornado hurls objects, including doors and roofs, through the air, as seen from inside a car with a cracked windshield, in Pettingen, Luxembourg, Friday Aug. 9, 2019. The tornado in the southwestern Luxembourg communities on Friday ha... (Photo via AP). A tornado hurls objects, including doors and roofs, through the air, as seen from inside a car with a cracked windshield, in Pettingen, Luxembourg, Friday Aug. 9, 2019. The tornado in the southwestern Luxembourg communities on Friday ha...
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Luxembourg's prime minister has promised that financial aid will be available to help people who had homes damaged or destroyed by a rare tornado. More>>

Tourists evacuated from Greek island camp as wildfire rages

(AP Photo/Nikolia Apostolou). Firefighters approach a wildfire at Elafonisos island, south of Peloponnese peninsula, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. A wildfire which broke out on Elafonisos island in southern Greece on Saturday has prompted the evacuation ... (AP Photo/Nikolia Apostolou). Firefighters approach a wildfire at Elafonisos island, south of Peloponnese peninsula, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. A wildfire which broke out on Elafonisos island in southern Greece on Saturday has prompted the evacuation ...
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A tourist camp and nearby houses on the island of Elafonisos, in southern Greece, have been evacuated for the second day in a row as a wildfire at a nearby landfill intensified because of strong winds. More>>

Spain fights wildfire on Canary Islands, evacuates 1,000

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Spanish authorities say that a wildfire on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria has burned 1,000 hectares and forced the evacuation of local residents. More>>

Growing program puts air quality specialists on wildfires

(AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019, photo, Anita Thompson, a forester with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona, checks an air quality monitor outside an emergency operations center in Flagstaff, Ariz. ... (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019, photo, Anita Thompson, a forester with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona, checks an air quality monitor outside an emergency operations center in Flagstaff, Ariz. ...
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Fire crews battling blazes across the West are increasingly asking for air resource advisers who produce smoke forecasts. More>>

With every new tragedy, another 'strong' campaign

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, a pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. Ever since... (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, a pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio. Ever since...
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Ever since "Boston Strong" became a rallying cry after the Boston Marathon bombing, the idea of "strong" has become an inescapable part of how this country heals after tragedy. More>>

Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt

(AP Photo/Keith Virgo). In this image taken on June 22, 2019 an aerial view of melt water lakes on the edge of an ice cap in Nunatarssuk, Greenland. Milder weather than normal since the start of summer, led to the UN's weather agency voicing concern th... (AP Photo/Keith Virgo). In this image taken on June 22, 2019 an aerial view of melt water lakes on the edge of an ice cap in Nunatarssuk, Greenland. Milder weather than normal since the start of summer, led to the UN's weather agency voicing concern th...
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The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. More>>

Turkey: Quake damaged nearly 1,000 buildings, official says

(Ramazan Cetin/DHA via AP). Minor damage, from an earthquake is seen on a street as residents stay out of buildings and on streets in Bozkurt, in Denizli province, west Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. The earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 h... (Ramazan Cetin/DHA via AP). Minor damage, from an earthquake is seen on a street as residents stay out of buildings and on streets in Bozkurt, in Denizli province, west Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. The earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 h...
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A Turkish official says nearly 1,000 buildings were damaged by Thursday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake in western Turkey. More>>

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

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China issued its top warning for coastal areas of Zhejiang province ahead of a strong typhoon now passing northeast of Taiwan. More>>

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

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Turkey's disaster management agency says a moderate earthquake has hit western Turkey. More>>

Dad's dying breath came in son's arms after Ohio shooting

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Dion Green just wanted to have some fun with his family in downtown Dayton after what had been a tough couple of months in the aftermath of damaging tornadoes. More>>

California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses ... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses ...
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California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back some earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. More>>

500 firefighters battle forest fire in central Portugal

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Portuguese authorities say around 500 firefighters are combating a wildfire that started in a central area northeast of the capital Lisbon. More>>

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