Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Editor’s Note: This roundup is part of the CNN Opinion series “America’s Future Starts Now,” in which people share how they have been affected by the biggest issues facing the nation and experts offer their proposed solutions. The views expressed in these commentaries are the authors’ own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN  —  One … Read more

Australia floods: Man found dead in flooded backyard

Australia floods: Man found dead in flooded backyard

Sydney, Australia CNN  —  A 71-year-old man was found dead in floodwaters in the backyard of his home in Rochester, Australia, on Saturday, as heavy rains continue to bring major flooding to the southeast of the country. Flash floods this week have caused thousands to evacuate in Australia’s southeastern states of Victoria, New South Wales … Read more

Over 580,000 migrants have entered the backlogged US immigration system at the southern border since last fall

Over 580,000 migrants have entered the backlogged US immigration system at the southern border since last fall

CNN  —  A 4-year-old girl wipes her mother’s tears inside a migrant respite center in El Paso, Texas. An act of love this mom says her daughter has made more times than she can remember since they left their native Nicaragua. “She would tell me, ‘Mom, don’t cry.’” Yensel Castro says. Castro wipes away more … Read more

Florida hurricane victims describe unimaginable destruction from Ian

Florida hurricane victims describe unimaginable destruction from Ian

CNN  —  Hurricane Ian shredded the roof of a Port Charlotte intensive care unit, flooding the hospital ward and turning a stairwell into a waterfall. In Fort Myers, a 10-foot storm surge tossed cars around like bath toys and left them “smashed up in the street.” The catastrophic hurricane turned cities into lakes and left … Read more

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

CNN  —  As Hurricane Ian continues to pummel Florida, trapping residents in their homes and leaving millions without power in what’s already being called a “life-changing event,” authorities are fielding rescue calls from across the state and 911 call centers are being inundated. Ian slammed into southwestern Florida near Cayo Costa Wednesday afternoon as one … Read more

Deadly Hurricane Ian, now approaching Category 5 strength, threatens ‘catastrophic’ storm surge as it nears Florida

Deadly Hurricane Ian, now approaching Category 5 strength, threatens ‘catastrophic’ storm surge as it nears Florida

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian – now an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm – has begun lashing Florida with ruinous winds and rain as it advances on the state’s west … Read more

Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida as Category 4 storm

Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida as Category 4 storm

Editor’s Note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You also can text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN  —  Hurricane Ian – now a stronger and “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm – has begun lashing Florida with major flooding and ruinous winds as it advances on … Read more

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

CNN  —  Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian became a Category 3 storm as it neared landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, is “expected to make landfall over western Cuba soon,” the … Read more

Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

CNN  —  More rainfall threatens eastern Kentucky on Sunday, including some areas hardest-hit by the deadly flooding which has claimed the lives of at least 26 people and left rescuers scouring the region for those who remain missing. “The forecast is concerning, and we’re watching it very closely, obviously. We also are sending out warnings … Read more