Climate-fueled wildfires take toll on tropical Pacific isles

WAIMEA, Hawaii — A metal roof sits atop the burned remains of a homestead on the once-lush slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea — a dormant volcano and the state’s tallest peak — charred cars and motorcycles strewn about as wind-whipped sand and ash blast the scorched landscape. Generations of Kumu Micah Kamohoalii’s family have lived […]

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Indonesian volcano churns out fresh clouds of ash, lava

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — A volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s turbulent Mount Merapi churned and boiled Monday, sending renewed flows of lava and ash down its slopes for a second day. Pyroclastic flows — avalanches of rock, ash and volcanic gas — burst from the mountain’s actively growing lava dome inside the crater. The 2,968-meter (9,737-foot) peak […]

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Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California's wild

PAICINES, Calif. — A California condor egg has hatched in Northern California’s wild, the newest member of Pinnacles National Park’s recovery program for the endangered species. The egg hatched April 12 after two months of round-the-clock incubation by both parents who protected their fragile egg from the elements and potential predators, park rangers said in […]

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