Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater

[ad_1] HONOLULU — Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, authorities said Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Heavy rain beginning Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of public schools Friday across Kauai and the opening of shelters. Crews worked Friday to reopen … Read more

Start of the Masters delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. — The start of the Masters has been delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather. The first round was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. local time on Thursday, with Erik van Rooyen and Jake Knapp going out in the first group. “The first round will not begin before … Read more

Huge crowds await a total solar eclipse in North America. Clouds may spoil the view

[ad_1] MESQUITE, Texas — Millions of spectators along a narrow corridor stretching from Mexico to the U.S. to Canada eagerly awaited Monday’s celestial sensation — a total eclipse of the sun — even as forecasters called for clouds. The best weather was expected at the tail end of the eclipse in Vermont and Maine, as … Read more

Farmers in India are hit hard by extreme weather. Some say expanding natural farming is the answer

[ad_1] GUNTUR, India — There’s a pungent odor on Ratna Raju’s farm that he says is protecting his crops from the unpredictable and extreme weather that’s become more frequent with human-caused climate change. The smell comes from a concoction of cow urine, an unrefined sugar known as jaggery, and other organic materials that act as … Read more

Weather is the hot topic as eclipse spectators stake out their spots in US, Mexico and Canada

[ad_1] MESQUITE, Texas — Eclipse spectators staked out their spots across three countries Sunday, fervently hoping for clear skies despite forecasts calling for clouds along most of the sun-vanishing route. North America won’t see another coast-to-coast total solar eclipse for 21 years, prompting the weekend’s worry and mad rush. Monday’s extravaganza stretches from Mexico’s Pacific … Read more

Total solar eclipse forecast: Will your city have clear skies Monday?

[ad_1] DALLAS — Some who hope to witness Monday’s total solar eclipse may see the sun obscured by clouds instead of by the moon. There’s still plenty of time for forecasts to change, but meteorologists predict that eclipse day storms could blanket parts of the path, which stretches from Mexico and Texas through Maine and … Read more

Citizen scientist measured Rockies snowfall for 50 years. Two new hips help him keep going

[ad_1] GOTHIC, Colo. — Four miles from the nearest plowed road high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, a 73-year-old man with a billowing gray beard and two replaced hips trudged through his front yard to measure fresh snow that fell during one mid-March day. Billy Barr first began recording snow and weather data more than 50 … Read more

Crews escorting cars around damaged section of California’s Highway 1 after lane collapsed in storm

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities urged motorists to avoid California’s Highway 1 along the central coast after a section of the scenic route collapsed during an Easter weekend storm, forcing closures and stranding motorists near Big Sur, authorities said. The collapse occurred amid heavy rain Saturday afternoon near Rocky Creek Bridge about 17 miles (27 … Read more

Study says since 1979 climate change has made heat waves last longer, spike hotter, hurt more people

[ad_1] Climate change is making giant heat waves crawl slower across the globe and they are baking more people for a longer time with higher temperatures over larger areas, a new study finds. Since 1979, global heat waves are moving 20% more slowly — meaning more people stay hot longer — and they are happening … Read more

It’s a bittersweet Easter for chocolate lovers and African cocoa farmers but big brands see profits

[ad_1] ACCRA, Ghana — Shoppers may get a bitter surprise in their Easter baskets this year. Chocolate eggs and bunnies are more expensive than ever as changing climate patterns eat into global cocoa supplies and the earnings of farmers in West Africa. About three-quarters of the world’s cocoa — the main ingredient in chocolate — … Read more