More than 50 firefighters from several Fresno area crews battled a four-alarm fire for hours on Sunday morning.
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- USA TODAY
Authorities predict a high probability of above-average temperatures for much of the U.S. over the next several days as some areas hit the mid-100s.
- Associated Press
Towns around Italy's Lake Como were hit by mudslides and floods on Tuesday in another example of extreme weather phenomena that an agricultural lobby said had intensified in recent years. Italian firefighters carried out more than 60 rescues after storms wreaked havoc around the picturesque lake ringed by mountains in northern Italy. In Brienno, on the lake's western shore and the hardest hit town, 50 residents were blocked in their home when a landslide caused a gas leak.
- House Beautiful
The sky is showing off.
- USA TODAY
'Going to be a long haul': Massive Dixie Fire merges with Fly Fire, tears through small town as California burns
More homes burned and 10,000 others were threatened Monday as the fast-growing Dixie Fire in Northern California wildfire merged with another blaze.
The meteor was only visible for about five seconds.
- The Conversation
The Little Ice Age brought some bitter extremes. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan. Heat and drought fanned wildfires in the North American West and Siberia, contributed to water shortages in Iran, and worsened famines in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Extremes like these are increasingly
- The Weather Network
As we flip towards August, temperature extremes will try to mellow out, but the heat will continually attempt to favour the West.
A widespread heat wave has begun across the contiguous U.S., with at least 30 million people likely to see temperatures reach or exceed 100°F by the end of the week. At least 17 states are under heat warnings or advisories on Tuesday.Why it matters: The hot weather, which comes courtesy of another heat dome building across the Southwest, Rockies and then sliding into the western Plains, will only aggravate drought conditions and worsen many of the western wildfires.Stay on top of the latest mark
- Idaho Statesman
“Right now, we just have the closure in place for health and safety issues. ... I really can’t say for certain where we’re going after that.”
AccuWeather meteorologists continue to monitor for tropical development along the southern Atlantic coast of the United States into the middle of the week, even though the chance of development is quite low at this point. Despite the chance being low, the struggling feature can still stir dangerous surf and trigger thunderstorms from Florida to the Carolinas this week. This zone and perhaps one other spot over the western Gulf are the only potential candidates for tropical activity over the Atla
- LA Times
The Klamath Tribes have first rights to the lake water. Farmers don't get any this year. The tension is ripe for far-right exploitation.
Torrential rain led to severe flooding in the town of Pahrump on Monday, July 26.
- WLS – Chicago
One tree fell on a woman's car while she was inside the vehicle Wednesday morning. An East Joliet man was found dead after lightning struck his home.
- CBS News Videos
The Dixie Fire — California's largest wildfire this year — is overwhelming firefighters as it continues to spread. Carter Evans reports.
- The Conversation
A 20-foot sea wall won’t save Miami – how living structures can help protect the coast and keep the paradise vibe
Miami and Miami Beach were built right up to the waterfront, with little room for nature. Shobeir Ansari via Getty ImagesMiami is all about the water and living life outdoors. Walking paths and parks line large stretches of downtown waterfront with a stunning bay view. This downtown core is where the Army Corps of Engineers plans to build a US$6 billion sea wall, 20 feet high in places, through downtown neighborhoods and right between the Brickell district’s high-rises and the bay. There’s no qu
- Daily Paws
The first responders endured a few stings, but they still managed to save the sweet pup.
AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter warns of developing severe storms with destructive winds and the risk of long-term power outages in the Midwest.
- The Weather Network
Atlantic Canada was hit with a blanket of low-level smoke from the wildfires in northwestern Ontario Tuesday, but the good news is the air quality will see an improvement Wednesday, thanks to a cold front pushing out the smoke.
- Business Insider
A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle could travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won
A UCLA physics professor bet a popular science YouTuber $10,000 that one of his videos promoted fallacious physics. The YouTuber won.
Environmentalists say desalination decimates ocean life, costs too much money and energy, and soon will be made obsolete by water recycling. After spending 22 years and $100 million navigating a thicket of state regulations and environmentalists' challenges, Poseidon Water is down to one major regulatory hurdle - the California Coastal Commission. The company feels confident enough to talk of breaking ground by the end of next year on the $1.4 billion plant that would produce some 50 million gallons of drinking water daily.