Typhoon hits South Korea with 3 feet of rain and damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The strongest typhoon to hit South Korea in years hit its southern region on Tuesday, dumping three feet of rain, destroying roads and downing power lines, leaving 66,000 homes without power as thousands flee to safer ground. Typhoon Hinnamnor brushed past the tourist island of Jeju and hit the mainland … Read more

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

NEW DELHI (AP) — India commissioned its first locally-built aircraft carrier on Friday as it seeks to counter the much larger and growing fleet of regional rival China and expand its own capabilities. of indigenous shipbuilding. INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘mighty’ or ‘brave’, is India’s second operational aircraft carrier, joining … Read more

UN calls for $160 million in Pakistan flood emergency aid

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations and Pakistan on Tuesday appealed for $160 million in emergency funding to help millions affected by record flooding that has killed more than 1,160 people since the mid-June. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said flooding in Pakistan, caused by weeks of unprecedented monsoon rains, was a signal to the world … Read more

Greenland’s ‘zombie ice’ will raise sea levels by 10 inches

Zombie ice from the massive Greenland Ice Sheet will eventually raise sea levels by at least 10 inches (27 centimeters) on its own, according to a study released Monday. Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer fed by those larger glaciers. This is … Read more

Floods in Pakistan exceed 1,000 dead in ‘climate disaster’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from widespread flooding in Pakistan has topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said Sunday, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “serious.” climatic catastrophe. Flash flooding caused by heavy rains washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of … Read more

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) – The young Irrawaddy dolphin – sick and too weak to swim – was drowning in a tidal pool on the Thai coast when fishermen found him. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them to provide emergency care until a rescue team could transport the baby to Thailand’s Marine and … Read more

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles in fight against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California pledged Thursday to end the era of gas-powered cars, with air regulators adopting the world’s toughest rules for transitioning to zero-emission vehicles. The decision of the California Air Resources Board making all new cars, vans and SUVs electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035 is likely to reshape the US auto market, … Read more

Arizona levee breached, hiker missing after floods hit west

A levee was breached in a small town near the Arizona-New Mexico border on Monday, forcing the evacuation of 60 people after a weekend of flash flooding in the American Southwest also washed away a woman still missing in Zion National Park, Utah. In Duncan, a rural Arizona town about 180 miles (290 kilometers) from … Read more

Western states hit by further cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face reductions in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West experiences more drought, have federal officials announced on Tuesday. While the cuts won’t bring immediate new restrictions – like a ban on … Read more

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark bill on climate change and health care signed into law on Tuesday, delivering what he called the ‘final piece’ of his streamlined national platform, as he aims to bolster his party’s standing with voters less than three months before mid-term elections. The legislation includes the … Read more