Hundreds are hurt as subzero temperatures move on; one physician says she saw "more frostbite than I've ever seen in my entire career."
The twister with estimated winds of 200 mph touches down in Havana, leaving collapsed homes and no power or water service in its wake.
An alarming new report reveals the last five years have been the region's hottest in recorded history.
A decrease in wind speeds drops the hurricane from a Category 4 to a 2, but forecasters warn the likelihood of the storm lingering around the coast for days will bring potentially catastrophic downpours and flooding.
Flooding forced evacuations on some islands but damage appears less than feared, despite historic amounts of rain.
The arrival of the storm's outer bands underscores the threat to Big Island residents warned of flash floods, landslides and major property damage. Some areas in the island chain may receive up to 30 inches of rain.
New research suggests that the number and severity of floods will grow, as will the number of extended and severe droughts.
The National Park Service has deleted every mention of humans’ role in climate change in drafts of a report on risks from rising seas and storm surge.
More than a third of India’s electricity supply is at risk from water scarcity, which also threatens urban life in parts of South Africa.
Scientists say 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.