Maui Officials on Standby to Stop Heavy Rains From Sending Ash Into Storm Drains

[ad_1] LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Maui officials were on standby Wednesday to prevent ash from August’s deadly wildfire in Lahaina from flowing into storm drains after forecasters said a winter storm could bring heavy rain and strong winds to the island. The National Weather Service said rain falling at a rate of more than 1 … Read more

Heavy Winds Knock Over Christmas Tree in Front of White House, but It’s Back Upright

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Christmas Tree in front of the White House fell down Tuesday afternoon amid high winter winds. The tree, a 40-foot Norway spruce from West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest, had been planted just two weeks ago on the White House Ellipse, an area known as President’s Park. According to the … Read more

How Did Humans Get to the Brink of Crashing Climate? A Long Push for Progress and Energy to Fuel It

[ad_1] For hundreds of years, people have shaped the world around them for their benefit: They drained lakes to protect infrastructure, wealth and people. They dug up billions of tons of coal, and then oil and gas, to fuel empires and economies. The allure of exploiting nature and burning fossil fuels as a path to … Read more

Extreme Weather Can Hit Farmers Hard. Those With Smaller Farming Operations Often Pay the Price

[ad_1] MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Justin Ralph estimates he’s made about 200 trips delivering grain from the fields he farms with his brother and uncle this year. They’re accustomed to using their four semi-trucks to take the harvest from a total of about 800 acres each of corn, soybeans and wheat to market. What they’re … Read more