Record snow, fires and drought replace May flowers for much of the U.S.
Many Americans look forward to May as a pleasant period between the winter chill and summer heat, but the simultaneous occurrence of frigid snowstorms and scorching wildfires late last week has already made this month one for the record books.
Spurt in Hawaiian solar use leads nation, but conflict threatens program
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII -- On a sun-drenched spring day, Brent Arakaki drives into a neighborhood where military families live here. It's an enclave at the foot of the mountains, featuring new homes with porches, verdant lawns and white picket fences. But as he steps from his van, it's the roofs Arakaki highlights. He gestures up, where long stretches of solar panels gleam in the afternoon light.