California's epic melting snowpack means cold, deadly torrents ahead of Memorial Day weekend
California rivers fed by winter’s massive Sierra Nevada snowpack have been turned into cold and deadly torrents, drawing warnings from officials ahead of the Memorial Day weekend's traditional start of outdoor summer recreation.
As electric cars boom, locals fear Chinese battery plant will harm land in drought-stricken Hungary
Residents, environmentalists and opposition politicians in eastern Hungary are worried that a sprawling battery factory will exacerbate existing environmental problems and hit the country’s precious water supplies.
California unlikely to run short of electricity this summer thanks to storms, new power sources
California regulators say the state is unlikely to run short of electricity this summer, thanks to new power sources and a wet winter that filled reservoirs to restart hydroelectric power plants shuttered during the drought.
Japan nuclear watchdog asks Fukushima plant operator to assess risk from reactor damage
A nuclear watchdog has asked the operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to assess possible risks resulting from damage that was found in a key supporting structure inside one of the three melted reactors.
As India's electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar
In the searing heat that often envelops southern India, a ceiling fan brings sweet relief for the newborn babies and their mothers at the Government Maternity Hospital in the ancient town of Raichur.
UN conference raises less than $1 billion for climate-wracked Horn of Africa in major disappointment
A high-level U.N. conference has raised less than $1 billion of the more than $5 billion organizers were hoping for to help over 30 million people in the Horn of Africa cope with a major climate crisis and mass displacement after years of conflict.
Typhoon Mawar flips cars, cuts power on Guam as scope of damage emerges in US Pacific territory
Powerful Typhoon Mawar has smashed the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, lashing the island with wind and rain, tearing down trees, walls and power lines, flipping cars and pushing a dangerous storm surge ashore.