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Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

SONOMA, Calif. — Where did El Niño go?

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Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan, both of Olympia, Wash., hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state, as some of the first snow of the season fell in the area. Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising h…

February 08, 2016 3:53 pmLoading…
Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.

February 08, 2016 3:53 pmLoading…
Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

Emergency workers search for the missing in a collapsed apartment building in Tainan, Taiwan. It was believed that about 100 people remained trapped in the debris.

February 07, 2016 11:38 amLoading…

32 dead in Taiwan quake; survivors pulled from rubble

TAINAN, Taiwan — As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained…

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After Sandy upgrades, power stays on during blizzard

After Sandy upgrades, power stays on during blizzard

Jamie Peralta, with Asplundh Tree Service, prunes branches off a tree in Plandome Heights, N.Y., on Jan. 27. The electric utility PSEG Long Island hires contractors like Asplundh to trim trees in an effort to prevent power outages during storms.and other severe weather.

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Mom: Boy killed in Joplin tornado merits graduation seat

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a boy killed in the Joplin tornado nearly five years ago says she's upset the school district won't leave an empty chair in honor of her late son during the next commencement.

January 29, 2016 1:47 pmLoading…
Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land e…

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Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land e…

January 26, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

Drought, algae bloom blamed for fish deaths

LOVELOCK, Nev.— A drought-fueled algae explosion may have killed off all the fish in Rye Patch Reservoir, and state wildlife officials say it could take years to rebuild the popular northern Nevada fishery known for its trophy-sized walleye and giant catfish.

January 25, 2016 6:40 pmLoading…

10 die in avalanches across West in 10 days

DENVER — Ten people have died in avalanches across the West in the last 10 days, making this month the deadliest January for slides in nearly 20 years.

January 25, 2016 4:42 pmLoading…

Avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort kills 2

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — An avalanche south of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has killed two skiers.

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Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; home explodes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions or fire following the quake.

January 24, 2016 2:21 pmLoading…

Avalanche kills snowboarder in mountains near Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. — An avalanche in Teton County killed a 30-year-old snowboarder on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 6:04 pmLoading…
Washington gives ranchers money to buy hay after wildfires

Washington gives ranchers money to buy hay after wildfires

OKANOGAN, Wash. — Washington state is giving ranchers $500,000 to buy extra hay after losses from 2015 wildfires.

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More quakes rattle Oklahoma, but state avoids tough measures

More quakes rattle Oklahoma, but state avoids tough measures

OKLAHOMA CITY — In Oklahoma, now the country’s earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they’re feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare…

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More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

The remains of a collapsed chimney rest on the ground outside a home in Edmond, Okla., on Dec. 29, 2015, following an earthquake.

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California farmers brace for water shortage despite El Nino

FRESNO, Calif. — Farmers in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year and are looking to El Niño to produce the very wet winter they need.

January 17, 2016 12:30 pmLoading…

States hone health crisis plans to activate in catastrophes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake, wildfire or hurricane throws …

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Light earthquake reported in southern Utah

Light earthquake reported in southern Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A light earthquake struck southern Utah on Friday afternoon about 33 miles northwest of St. George.

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