'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 9:48 pm AKDT

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 11:29 pm AKDT
Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 5:29 pm AKDT
The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

The Latest: Fourth death confirmed in Osaka-area earthquake

Japanese disaster authorities say two people have been found without vital signs and 41 others injured by an earthquake in western Japan.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 6:20 pm AKDT
Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

Portugal remembers 66 victims from deadly year for wildfires

Portugal's president and prime minister have attended a Mass in a rural town to mark the anniversary of a wildfire that killed 66 people.

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 5:49 am AKDT

Study: 2014 Napa quake may be linked to groundwater changes

New research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in August 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust due to seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 3:07 pm AKDT
Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

The cast and crew of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" say it's an unfortunate coincidence that their summer blockbuster centers on a massively destructive erupting volcano.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 11:07 am AKDT
How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 2:37 pm AKDT
Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms is posing more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado blaze that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 1:18 pm AKDT
Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 1:46 pm AKDT
George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 1:08 pm AKDT

Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June.

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 10:37 am AKDT
Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 12:34 pm AKDT
Correction: Western Wildfires story

Correction: Western Wildfires story

Authorities say a fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab and more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 10:51 am AKDT

Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 7:57 pm AKDT
California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

California transportation officials are targeting the end of July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 1:37 pm AKDT
New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 11:46 pm AKDT
Scientists reap data from Hawaii's rumbling Kilauea volcano

Scientists reap data from Hawaii's rumbling Kilauea volcano

Hawaii's recent volcanic activity has scientists on tenterhooks, eager to learn as much as possible using the latest technology.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 10:20 pm AKDT

Paris suburb train derails, 7 people slightly injured

France's transport minister said seven people have been slightly injured in a rare derailment of a suburban train near Paris caused by a large amount of overnight rainfall in the region.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 12:16 am AKDT
Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has imploded under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.

Monday, June 11th 2018, 2:16 am AKDT
Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

Scientists say lava that poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii neighborhoods of Kapoho and Vacationland spread across the area in just two days.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 2:22 pm AKDT

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 12 Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, were caused by downed power lines.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 3:11 pm AKDT
Puerto Rican Day Parade displays post-hurricane pride

Puerto Rican Day Parade displays post-hurricane pride

The National Puerto Rican Parade has kicked off in New York City with participants honoring heroes who have been helping the island recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Sunday, June 10th 2018, 10:32 am AKDT
Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

Puerto Rican Day Parade to shine light on hurricane struggle

Puerto Rican Day Parade promises spotlight on island's continuing storm recovery.

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 10:32 am AKDT
Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

State fire officials say Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and equipment sparked a dozen wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 15 people last October in California's wine country.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 9:33 pm AKDT
Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

Guatemala's government has again suspended the search for dead from the volcano disaster, leaving relatives and friends to keep digging with their hands or a few tools.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 8:21 pm AKDT

Onlookers ogle Wyoming tornado that damages handful of homes

A tornado that took its time roaring across a sparsely populated area of Wyoming caused quite a few "oohs" and "ahhs" as well as some damage.

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 10:31 am AKDT

Greek wildfire reveals hoard of plundered antiquities

A brush fire in central Greece has helped authorities discover a hoard of illegally excavated antiquities.

Friday, June 8th 2018, 7:31 am AKDT
At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering rescue efforts around Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas the death toll has continued to rise.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 8:10 pm AKDT
Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

Lava poured into two coastal Big Island neighborhoods quickly, covering hundreds of homes, vaporizing a nearby crater lake and completely filling an ocean bay, turning it into a new peninsula.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 4:00 pm AKDT
Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

A new study finds that since 1949 tropical cyclones across the globe are slowing down by about 10 percent, meaning more heavy rains like in Harvey.

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 9:10 am AKDT
At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances

At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances

Frightened people living near the Volcano of Fire have fled with their children and few possessions after fresh flows of super-heated debris, taking no chances after authorities gave them little time to evacuate before a deadly eruption over the weekend.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:13 pm AKDT

Study finds possible deep faults, possible earthquake source

Geologists say they may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 8:39 am AKDT
AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire

AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire

Volcano that erupted in Guatemala is among 11 active in the Central American country.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 1:44 pm AKDT
Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

A Hawaii County official says lava from an erupting volcano destroyed hundreds of homes in two subdivisions overnight.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 12:09 pm AKDT
'Nobody is left': Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

'Nobody is left': Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 8:10 pm AKDT

Puerto Rico to release storm death data after court ruling

A court in Puerto Rico has ordered the government to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria and other information it compiled after the Category 4 storm hit the island.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 7:15 am AKDT
First lady to attend Trump's hurricane briefing Wednesday

First lady to attend Trump's hurricane briefing Wednesday

Melania Trump has chosen an annual hurricane preparedness briefing Wednesday as her first appearance outside the White House in nearly a month.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 7:25 am AKDT
Lawsuit filed in woman's death in Texas hotel during Harvey

Lawsuit filed in woman's death in Texas hotel during Harvey

Family of woman whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in has filed a lawsuit against the hotel.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 2:59 pm AKDT
Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

Lava from an erupting Hawaii volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural district of the Big Island.

Monday, June 4th 2018, 1:12 pm AKDT

Forest fire raging in Sweden prompts evacuations

Swedish authorities say at least 25 people have been evacuated as a forest fire rages north of Stockholm with dozens of firefighters, army personnel and five helicopters trying to control the blaze.

Tuesday, June 5th 2018, 1:19 am AKDT
Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise

Rescuers in Guatemala are struggling to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at least seven people and injured 20.

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 8:08 pm AKDT
The Latest: Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69

The Latest: Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69

Authorities in Guatemala say 18 more people have been confirmed killed by a volcanic eruption, raising the death toll to 25.

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 8:58 pm AKDT
Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods.

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 5:56 pm AKDT

Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria

Researchers studying the death toll in Puerto Rico during and after Hurricane Maria have come up with a new estimate.

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 12:05 pm AKDT
The Latest: Volcano rescue effort suspended for night

The Latest: Volcano rescue effort suspended for night

Authorities in Guatemala say six people have been killed and 20 injured by the eruption of a volcano southwest of the capital.

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 3:38 pm AKDT
At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

One of Central America's most active volcanos has erupted, sending out fiery explosions of molten rock that killed at least six people and injured 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed villages in heavy ash.

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 3:58 pm AKDT

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