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The latest updates on energy and environment news, analysis and opinion covering energy policy and its impact on resources and climate.

In this photo provided by U.S. Embassy Seoul, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong upon his arrival for the banquet at the Foreign Minister's residence in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (U.S. Embassy Seoul via AP)

U.S., China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

- Associated Press

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.

Indonesian women walk past a house damaged by flood in Waiwerang, on Adonara Island, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Rescuers in remote eastern Indonesia were digging through the debris of a landslide Tuesday in search of people believed to be buried in one of several disasters brought on by severe weather in the Southeast Asian nation and neighboring East Timor. (AP Photo/Rofinus Monteiro)

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 126, dozens missing

- Associated Press

The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 126 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.

A car is seen submerged on I-24 under Antioch Pike in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 28, 2021. Heavy rain across Tennessee flooded homes and roads early Sunday, prompting officials to rescue numerous people from houses, apartments and vehicles as a line of severe storms crossed the state. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)

Four dead in Tennessee after heavy rains, flash flooding

- Associated Press

Heavy rains across Tennessee flooded homes and roads, prompting officials to rescue dozens of people from houses, apartments and vehicles. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath.

A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Ala. in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes. Authorities reported major tornado damage Thursday south of Birmingham as strong storms moved through the state. The governor issued an emergency declaration as meteorologists warned that more twisters were likely on their way. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tornado outbreak strikes Alabama, Georgia; at least 5 dead

- Associated Press

Blaring tornado sirens and howling winds roared across parts of western Georgia early Friday as severe storms pounded southern states, including in Alabama where at least five people died in twisters that wrecked homes, splintered trees and crumpled businesses.