Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching a...

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread dev...

2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two deadly storms roar ashore on the same day, half a world apart. But the way they spread devastation is as different as water and wind. Typhoon Mangkhut made land...

Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Study after study shows climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining global warming's role in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence is not so simple — at l...

Truly deep: Florence to dump 18 trillion gallons of rain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florence's rain total will likely be staggeringly huge. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculates that Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18...

AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence's monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren't wall...

Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing ...

Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing ...

Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing ...

Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing ...

'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm. That includes an unusual combination of other weather systems that are likely to stall Floren...

What scares experts about Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatu...

Word detectives: Close look at word choice could ID writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering "lodestar," but the it...

Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study predicts that a warmer world likely means more and hungrier insects chomping on crops and less food on dinner plates. Insects now consume about 10 perce...

Science Says: Hawaii hurricanes rare, but getting less so

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricanes seldom get close to Hawaii and it's even rarer for one of the islands to take a direct hit. Hurricane Lane is already drenching and pummeling the island ...