Another round of extreme heat and humidity is upon us, and New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are advising residents to take precautions.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- WABC – NY
Wednesday will be a little cooler with spotty storms during the day and a few breaks for sunshine.
- Popular Mechanics
But we're not out of the, uh, woods just yet.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Some residents also reported hearing loud “booms” as the meteor roared past.
- 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.
- The State
You thought Bradford pear trees and kudzu were problematic? These three species are wrecking havoc on South Carolina’s natural environment.
- Daily Paws
The first responders endured a few stings, but they still managed to save the sweet pup.
- 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.
- 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.
- House Beautiful
The sky is showing off.
- CBS News
Beaches near Tampa have been littered with dead fish.
The meteor was only visible for about five seconds.
- Idaho Statesman
People thought these objects were “ashtrays” or “piñatas.” The Idaho Department of Agriculture doesn’t want you to touch them.
- 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
- 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.
Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change.What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen to 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial lake on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Ax
Rapid growth in Big Sky is threatening the Gallatin River, a tributary of the Missouri River and a renowned fly fishing destination.
- Business Insider
A man's panicked search for an electric-car charging station between Boston and New York shows one of Tesla's biggest advantages over its rivals
The Mustang Mach-E driver said his battery dropped past 23% before he was able to find a charging station that would work with a non-Tesla car.
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, the Carr Fire crossed into Redding, California.
Wildfires are burning throughout the west coast resulting in many cities issuing air quality warnings, and new research shows a potential link between wildfire smoke and an increased risk of Covid-19.
- Reuters Videos
On the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria, entrepreneur Dominic Kahumbu and his team are using rakes and their hands to remove water hyacinth.It's an incredibly invasive plant, covering the surface of the water like a carpet, harming fish and helping mosquitos and bacteria thrive.But where many see a pest, Kahumbu sees an opportunity."What we're doing out here on Lake Victoria is we are harvesting this... what everyone considers to be a real menace and a pest, an invasive species and it has many, many, negative connotations to it. But the actual fact is water hyacinth is a blessing in disguise."And that's because, Kahumbu's company, Biogas International, is piloting a machine that converts water hyacinth into clean cooking fuel.Kahumbu says two to three kilograms will provide fuel for a cooker making a meal of maize and beans over four hours."The gas is tapped from the center of the actual digester tube".The project, in partnership with drugmaker AstraZeneca and the Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, has provided the "digesters" to 50 families in Kenya's western city Kisumu.That's allowed residents like Tony Otieno to abandon his traditional stove, called a jiko.It runs on charcoal, which Otieno says was costing him around 12 US dollars per sack."The gas has no smoke, it has no smell, then it is much faster than the jiko."But at a cost of $650, Kahumbu acknowledges that they are not affordable for most families in the city."The elderly people who should be retiring, are choking themselves to death, which is criminal in this day and age, that we should allow such a thing when we have very, very … this is biogas, they should all have biogas."He says the business needs capital investment and he's looking to the kinds of businesses that want to buy carbon credits to ensure his green fuel project can stay afloat.