Natural Disasters

California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

Dec 14, 2017

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more "controlled burns" that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee

The Latest: California fires prompt tougher utility rules

Dec 14, 2017

California is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires

Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

Dec 14, 2017

The fifth-largest wildfire in California history is now 30 percent contained but it still threatens coastal communities and gusty Santa Ana winds that drove the flames continue

The Latest: Largest California fire 30 percent contained

Dec 14, 2017

The fifth-largest wildfire in California history is now 30 percent contained but it still threatens coastal communities and gusty Santa Ana winds that drove the flames continue

Evacuation lifted for South Dakota towns near wildfire

Dec 14, 2017

The wildfire in South Dakota's popular Custer State Park grew rapidly, pushing beyond the park's borders and threatening nearby communities, but evacuation orders for those cities were eventually lifted later in the day

The Latest: Custer park fire in South Dakota grows larger

Dec 14, 2017

Emergency management officials responding to a western South Dakota wildfire say evacuation orders have been lifted for two small cities that had been threatened by the blaze

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

Dec 14, 2017

Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas

First lady hopes giving spirit continues through holidays

Dec 13, 2017

Melania Trump says she hopes the giving spirit that Americans displayed during a season of devastating hurricanes will continue over Christmas and into the new year

Studies: Warming made Harvey's deluge 3 times more likely

Dec 13, 2017

New studies find global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year

Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano

Dec 13, 2017

A court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it's too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH