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A ship lies on top of damaged homes after it was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Experts blame man and nature for typhoon tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines. Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines […]

11/11/2013

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Humberto off the coast of west Africa on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday […]

09/10/2013

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NOAA report card for 2012′s climate: More warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice […]

08/06/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Recent storms ease the drought in middle of U.S.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rain and snowstorms have eased the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection, swelling some major inland rivers to near flood stage and drenching some farmland enough to possibly delay spring planting.

03/11/2013

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US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide

WASHINGTON (AP) — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up.

01/08/2013