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Brazil deforestation falls from May but posts monthly record

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Preliminary data from Brazil's government released on Friday showed Amazon deforestation in June fell from the prior month, counter to...

Report: Great Lakes region needs about $2B for flood repairs

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure...

5 dead in southern Mexico from mudslide, drowning

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Four residents of the southern Mexico state of Chiapas died when a landslide caused by heavy rains collapsed their house,...

Cyprus forest fire that killed 4 now under control

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — A deadly brush fire that claimed four lives and has been described as the most destructive blaze in Cyprus' 61-year history...

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights

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As outlandish as the killer heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest was, it fits into a decades-long pattern of uneven summer warming across...

Brazil to redeploy troops to Amazon to fight deforestation

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BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's president is sending troops back to the Amazon to bolster policing against logging and other illegal land clearance, acting amid...

First African American named to lead US Forest Service

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WASHINGTON — Veteran forester Randy Moore has been named chief of the U.S. Forest Service, the first African American to lead the agency in...

NASA looks at Louisiana delta system, eyes global forecasts

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MIKE ISLAND, La. — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief...

Senate OKs bill to certify farm practices limiting emissions

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The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...