Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

Southwestern US states close to sealing drought deal

Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River say they're close but haven't finalized an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to implement in 2020.

Thursday, December 13th 2018, 6:51 AM AKST
Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

Authorities estimate it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris of 19,000 homes destroyed by California wildfires last month.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 9:11 PM AKST
Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

California's top firefighter: Wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in particularly vulnerable areas.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 10:11 AM AKST
The Latest: Insurance claims at $9 billion from fires

The Latest: Insurance claims at $9 billion from fires

Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 9:41 AM AKST
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta.

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 1:11 AM AKST
The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 1:01 AM AKST
Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone

Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone

Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains as the state continues to recover from devastating wildfires.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018, 1:41 PM AKST
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'

California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels'

In the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire, online sleuths known as 'angels' bring their skills to Paradise to reconnect friends and family with survivors.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 5:48 AM AKST
The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice.

Monday, December 10th 2018, 2:28 AM AKST
US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 6:28 AM AKST
Japan's economy contracts 2.5 pct in 3Q on weaker spending

Japan's economy contracts 2.5 pct in 3Q on weaker spending

Japan's economy shrank at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in July-September, a worse contraction than preliminary data indicated last month.

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 6:18 PM AKST
Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

Dog that survived deadly Northern California wildfire apparently guarded his burned home for almost a month until his owner returned.

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 11:28 AM AKST
Avalanche in Italian Alps kills French skier; other escapes

Avalanche in Italian Alps kills French skier; other escapes

An avalanche in Italy's Alps has fatally struck a skier, but his girlfriend survived.

Saturday, December 8th 2018, 10:18 AM AKST
Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

Military officials at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson say last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems.

Friday, December 7th 2018, 1:08 PM AKST
Storm brings record rainfall, snow to Southern California

Storm brings record rainfall, snow to Southern California

Authorities are keeping a worried eye on fire-scarred hillsides in Southern California after a storm brought flooding and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 9:15 PM AKST
With 11 names left, search for wildfire missing winds down

With 11 names left, search for wildfire missing winds down

The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in California, with 11 names left on a list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 2:49 PM AKST
Children return to school 3 weeks after California wildfire

Children return to school 3 weeks after California wildfire

Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes when a deadly wildfire incinerated their hometowns in Northern California.

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 8:39 PM AKST
Some California fire victims were already living on the edge

Some California fire victims were already living on the edge

The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 11:20 AM AKST
Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire

Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire

Officials are allowing some residents of a California town leveled by a wildfire last month to return home.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 6:49 AM AKST
Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Some residents of a California town devastated by a catastrophic wildfire nearly a month ago were finally allowed to return home to sift through the charred remains in search of precious family heirlooms, photos and other possessions.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 9:19 PM AKST
Residents continue assessing rare December tornado damage

Residents continue assessing rare December tornado damage

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 1:13 AM AKST
Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California

Floods, mudslides as storm wallops Southern California

The second round of a fall storm dumped snow and rain that jammed traffic on Southern California highways and loosened hillsides in wildfire burn areas on Thursday.

Thursday, December 6th 2018, 1:32 PM AKST
Earthquake-weary Alaskans still grappling with damage

Earthquake-weary Alaskans still grappling with damage

The Port of Anchorage doesn't appear to have suffered any damage in the Friday earthquake.

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 9:48 AM AKST
New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere.

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 6:29 PM AKST
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies.

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 6:07 AM AKST
Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 7:38 PM AKST
Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

Climate change is more than rising temps. It also has a hand in altering whale songs, flowering plants and civil war.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 5:57 AM AKST
Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the ocean near the Pacific nation of New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 8:10 PM AKST
The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards

The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to normal a day after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 12:38 PM AKST
Rare December tornadoes reported in central US, killing 1

Rare December tornadoes reported in central US, killing 1

Residents in central Illinois are assessing the damage of rare December tornados that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at 20 people.

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 9:30 AM AKST
California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 12:36 PM AKST
El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 8:23 AM AKST
Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand powerful earthquake.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 4:57 PM AKST
Alaska quake damage could have been much worse, experts say

Alaska quake damage could have been much worse, experts say

Anchorage is reeling after powerful, back-to-back earthquakes ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 7:57 PM AKST
Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49

Number of missing after California fire dwindles to 49

The number of people listed as missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire has whittled down to 49.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 10:37 AM AKST
State takes over failing insurer after California wildfire

State takes over failing insurer after California wildfire

State regulators are taking over an insurance company that can't pay out all expected claims after a massive Northern California wildfire.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 4:56 PM AKST
Some of those 'missing' after California fire are just fine

Some of those 'missing' after California fire are just fine

Nearly 200 people are on the official list of those missing after Northern California's catastrophic wildfire. But at least some of them are just fine.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 10:56 AM AKST
The Latest: Thousands without power after major Alaska quake

The Latest: Thousands without power after major Alaska quake

The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for coastal zones of southern Alaska following an earthquake that rocked buildings in downtown Anchorage.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 9:09 AM AKST
Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

Back-to-back earthquakes shatter roads and windows in Alaska

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.

Friday, November 30th 2018, 8:56 AM AKST
Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage

Fire-scarred California areas escape large-scale rain damage

Flash flood waters receded after heavy downpours inundated roads and forced evacuations in a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 9:47 PM AKST
Flooding hits Northern California area scarred by wildfire

Flooding hits Northern California area scarred by wildfire

Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 1:56 PM AKST
The Latest: Mudslide prompts evacuation order in Malibu

The Latest: Mudslide prompts evacuation order in Malibu

Officials say flash flooding has hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California and swift water rescue teams have been deployed.

Thursday, November 29th 2018, 1:36 PM AKST
Some California evacuation orders could be lifted next week

Some California evacuation orders could be lifted next week

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said in a new filing with the state that it determined weather conditions were no longer dangerous enough to warrant a massive power shut off on Nov. 8 _ a decision that came as a massive fire was tearing through a town.

Wednesday, November 28th 2018, 1:06 PM AKST

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