Firefighters continue to battle a forest fire that has consumed about 7,200 acres in southern New Jersey, but authorities say no injuries or property damage has been reported. A state official said natural causes are likely ruled out. (June 20)
- Miami Herald
The Atlantic basin looks a lot more like late July than late June this week, with two systems under watch and tropical storm warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago.
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- The State
Since late December, national geologists have reported 32 earthquakes and aftershocks in the town about 20 miles northeast of Columbia. Sunday’s quake was the strongest.
- The Conversation
During ice ages, ice sheets like the one in Greenland have covered much of Earth's surface. Thor Wegner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to email@example.com. How many ice ages has the Earth had, and could humans live through one? – Mason C., age 8, Hobbs, New Mexico First, what is an ice age? It’s when the Earth has cold temperatures for a long time – millions to tens
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- Fox News
Al Franken erupts after Clarence Thomas says what Supreme Court should do after Roe v. Wade abortion decision
Former U.S. Senator Al Franken criticized a statement from Justice Clarence Thomas who said the U.S. Supreme Court should revisit other cases after overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion case.
- The Weather Network
An all-time heat record is under threat and Hudson Bay’s ice is melting at an astonishing rate as a persistent spell of hot weather roasts the Arctic Circle.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Will the system in the Gulf of Mexico or a tropical wave approaching the Caribbean become the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season?
FOX 13 Meteorologist Tony Sadiku shows some areas of interest in the Gulf of Mexico and out in the Atlantic Ocean toward the equator. None pose a threat to Florida at this time, but there are signs that the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up, heading into July.
- Redding Record Searchlight
A fire west of Mount Shasta burned about 10 acres late Saturday and early Sunday before crews stopped the forward progress of the blaze.
- The Weather Network
The plastic industry emits at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases annually, which is equivalent to the emissions from 116 coal-fired power plants, experts say.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
- The Desert Sun
Desert Sun readers sound off about water.
- Naples Daily News
The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave over the central Atlantic has a high likelihood of becoming a tropical depression this week.
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
- Good Morning America
Millions of Americans had already been given a taste of sweltering temperatures by the time the summer solstice -- the longest day of the year and the official start of the summer season -- arrived last week. Following back-to-back dangerous heat waves that impacted a large swath of the nation over the past two weeks, much of the country will be bracing for more rounds of intense heat as summer continues. The final days of June and first days of July will likely bring above-average temperatures along the Gulf Coast, with building heat in the West.
- Associated Press
Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. “There’s one right there,” Aamodt says. Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Will the rains start before Sycamore Creek dries up entirely? And if it does, what strategies for survival do the creatures that depend on it have?
- The Desert Sun
The engineering of water importation should have started with the 2003 agreement that legalized redirecting Colorado River water away from the sea.
- ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Last week, U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Reform chairperson Carolyn Maloney said that she would subpoena Commanders owner Daniel Snyder to testify at a deposition this week. That will be difficult to do if the subpoena can’t be served. Snyder, according to a Committee spokesperson, has refused to accept service of the subpoena. Here’s [more]