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<p>Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.</p>
<p>Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.</p>
<p>A powerful cyclone in the Arabian Sea is churning toward the coasts of Oman and Yemen, where forecasters anticipate it will make landfall on Saturday.</p>
A damp and dreary Memorial Day weekend is forecast for folks along the Gulf Coast and in the Southeast, thanks to a slow-moving weather system. The National Hurricane Center said there's a 40% chance of the system becoming a named tropical or subtropical storm.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is still groaning, and now it's spewing molten-hot acid, steam, and glass into the ocean. It's a deadly dangerous concoction called laze. Take a look.
The famed volcano's eruption led to evacuations.
<p>Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan.</p>
<p>Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass.</p>
<p>A needed break from the persistent rounds of showers and thunderstorms is finally on the horizon for the mid-Atlantic, but not before more downpours occur early this week.</p>
Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources in the Southern Plains. New Mexico State Climatologist Dave Dubois said Monday that while some parts of the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma have received plentiful precipitation in recent days, other areas of those states plus New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas have experienced only spotty precipitation since October.
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Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least seven people and displaced more than 1,000. Disaster Management Center officials said Monday that lightning killed six people and a landslide killed another. Many parts of the country have been experiencing heavy rains since Sunday, prompting the government to issue landslide warnings for five districts. The meteorology department has also warned of thundershowers with strong winds.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is causing an increase in brush fires. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.
Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is seen in images taken from space.
In every single month after February 1985, the average global temperature has been warmer than normal.
Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.
<p>As tourist activity increases in the southwestern United States, so will the threat for wildfires into the upcoming weekend.</p>
The 27 best photos from this week in weather.
<p>As the hurricane season in the U.S. starts on June 1, letâ€™s take a look at some of the deadliest hurricanes that have struck the country in the past.</p>
The new U.S. National Hurricane Center director says the hurricane season beginning June 1 could be busy or not, but if there's just one hurricane on Earth and it hits Florida, then it's a busy season. That's why Ken Graham says they've got to prepare every year as if we'll get hit. Preparing the public to better understand forecasts is key: He says a big storm's track, size and intensity is more important than its category on the wind-speed scale.
It's a so-called shield volcano, which is typically broader in shape and has lava that is relatively fluid.
A rare tornado hit a populated area in western Germany, leaving a trail of destruction in the area west of Duesseldorf and injuring at least two people, officials said on Thursday.
Banned chemicals which can cause holes in the ozone layer are on the rise, according to a new report, and no one knows who the culprit is.
Severe storms batter Northeast