Diplomats gathering in the French capital next week face a tall task in trying to unite 190-plus countries behind a plan to fight climate change. Yet a success in Paris may not, by itself, be enough to prevent dangerous warming of the planet in the decades to come, a new study warns.
SPOKANE — More than 33,000 customers remain without power in Spokane County after a major wind storm last week damaged the electrical grid in the state's second-largest city. They may not have power until Thanksgiving.
A deep freeze set in across the Midwest on Sunday with low temperatures forecast in the single digits and a few below zero, turning the season's first major snow into ice that made some roads treacherous to travel.
Saturday was a near-perfect-picture autumn day, clear skies and sunshine with temperatures close to normal. Overnight lows early Saturday were chilly, with freezing temperatures in most areas in the county.
CHICAGO — The first significant wintry storm of the season blanketed parts of the Midwest with a foot of snow and more was on the way Saturday, creating hazardous conditions as some travelers prepared to depart for the Thanksgiving holiday.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Niño gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.