Environment And Nature

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Sep 16, 2018

National Hurricane Center: Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding, major river flooding in southeastern parts of North Carolina

No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

Sep 16, 2018

No. 2 Clemson, Georgia Southern gets sunny sky, plenty of tailgaters for only major conference football game being played in Carolinas and Virginia amid Florence

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

Sep 15, 2018

Florence is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, nearly a million power outages and at least seven deaths

Oregon rejects protection for small redwoods forest predator

Sep 15, 2018

Oregon fish and wildlife officials have rejected a request from six conservation groups to protect a small predator that inhabits old-growth redwood forests

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Sep 15, 2018

Cyclists and hikers are exploring a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

Sep 15, 2018

A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California

'The water kept rising': Residents overwhelmed by flooding

Sep 15, 2018

A combination of heavy rains from Florence and a high tide has caused massive flooding in a historic North Carolina city near the North Carolina coast

Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

Sep 15, 2018

Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes

Report: Most dams in Hawaii have 'high hazard potential'

Sep 15, 2018

The vast majority of Hawaii's state-regulated dams are considered to have "high hazard potential," according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

Sep 15, 2018

It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast

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