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NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the 38 members recognized by the United Nations as small island developing states are known for their stunning coral reefs, pristine beaches and dire imperilment by climate change. These islands are dependent on tourism, which itself is a significant driver of climate change. With their economies devastated by the

LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — A massive ash cloud from an erupting volcano has prevented flights in and out of the Spanish island of La Palma. Emergency workers cleared ash from the airport runway, but no flights arrived or departed Sunday as the volcano continued to fling molten rock high into the air. There’s

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will soon start rebuilding a section of highway that collapsed during torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Ida. Two people were killed and nine were injured Aug. 30 as seven vehicles plunged, one after another, into a deep pit that opened up on the dark stretch of Mississippi Highway 26 near

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands is keeping nerves on edge for a fifth day since it erupted, producing loud explosions, a huge ash cloud and cracking open a new fissure that spewed out more fiery molten rock. The archipelago’s emergency services on Friday ordered the evacuation of scores of

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago. The footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed seeds stuck in the footprints to determine their approximate age. Based on

MADRID (AP) — An earthquake swarm in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption. One official said Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected more than 4,200 temblors around La Palma island since last Saturday. An earthquake swarm is a cluster

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with its biggest lava flow in months on the densely populated island of Java. The eruption sent a river of lava and searing gas flowing more than 2 miles down Mount Merapi and rumbling could be heard miles away. Hot ash blew nearly 2,000 feet