At Least 26 Dead as Tornadoes Rip Through U.S. Midwest, South

Dozens of storms and tornadoes have killed at least 26 people in small towns and big cities across the south-central and eastern U.S. since late Friday night, all while tearing a path through the Arkansas capital and collapsing the roof of a packed concert venue in Illinois.

SULLIVAN, INDIANA, UNITED STATES - 2023/04/01: A firefighter helps with search and rescue operations after a tornado in Sullivan, Indiana. Three people were declared dead, and 8 others were injured, as the search and rescue operation continued Saturday afternoon. The severe storm that created the tornado struck Friday, March 31, …

Deadly U.S. Winter Storm Maintains Its Icy Grip, Claims at Least 34 Lives

Millions of Americans might have been dreaming of a white Christmas, but surely nothing like this. The brutal winter storm that has blanketed much of the U.S. in a coating of snow and ice will continue into the week as travelers see cancelled flights and dangerous roads combining to make their holiday travels a misery.

Winter storm snow blankets a neighborhood, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday morning to ride out the frigid storm that has killed at least 24 people across the United States and is expected to claim more lives after trapping …

Winter Storm Turns Deadly: 18 Lives Lost as Frigid Monster Sweeps U.S.

Millions of Americans woke on Christmas morning to confront damage from the frigid winter storm that has killed at least 18 people over the past 48-hours, forcing some inside their homes behind heaping snow drifts while denying power to hundreds of thousands of private residences and businesses.

A local resident shovels snow off the end of a driveway, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Urbandale, Iowa. Temperatures plunged far and fast Thursday as a winter storm formed ahead of Christmas weekend, promising heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds across a broad swath of the country and complicating …

Bushfires Add to Pressure from Drought in China

Bushfires have reportedly engulfed “several mountains” in Chongqing, a municipality within southern China’s Sichuan province, in recent days, the Global Times reported on Monday, noting that the wildfires have merely exacerbated an ongoing heatwave and drought across most of China’s southern region that began in June.

HEJIANG, CHINA - AUGUST 22: A firefighter battles to contain the forest fire on the mountain on August 22, 2022 in Hejiang County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province of China. A total of 207 people have been evacuated and no casualties have been reported. (Photo by Liu Zhongjun/China News Service via …

China Struggles to Prevent Food Crisis as Drought Hits Heartland Farms

China’s central government on Monday was “ramping up” efforts to prevent an ongoing heatwave and drought from ruining much of the nation’s autumn grain harvest across China’s southern region, the Global Times reported, noting that the autumn grain harvest in jeopardy contributes 75 percent of China’s annual grain production on average.

Gan Bingdong stands in the basin of a community reservoir near his farm that ran nearly empty after its retaining wall started to leak and hot weather and drought conditions accelerated the loss of water, in Longquan village in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Drought conditions across …

Southern China Floods Kill at Least 17, Displace Nearly 300,000

At least 17 people were killed across China’s neighboring provinces of Hunan and Guangxi as of Thursday after severe rainfall caused flooding and landslides that swept away entire villages and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the southern region, the Associated Press reported.

GANZHOU, CHINA - JUNE 06: Armed police officers evacuate residents from a flood-hit area after torrential rains on June 6, 2022 in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)