Here are the latest headlines in local news and weather. Updated twice daily.
- NY Daily News
Renowned researcher Marty Martin, dubbed ‘the ambassador of rattlesnakes,’ dies from rattlesnake bite
William “Marty” Martin, a renowned snake researcher who dedicated his life’s work to the study of timber rattlesnakes, died last week after he was bitten by a snake on the property of his West Virginia home, his wife said. He was 80. Martin, who was described as the “ambassador of rattlesnakes” in a 2019 profile on the online journal Terrain, was just 13 years old when he documented the first ...
- The Hill
A chemical leak late Thursday evening caused the closure of a major freeway in California, forcing officials to evacuate about 170 residences from within a half-mile radius of the leak. John Crater, the chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, said at a press conference on Friday that all homes and businesses were evacuated. The…
- USA TODAY
A study says that as the Earth warms, a California flood that would swamp Los Angeles, displace millions and cause historic damage gets more likely.
- CBS News
Even Utah's governor, out for a run, heard the boom, which was caused by what the National Weather Service said was a meteor.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They were found in an apartment complex pond, officials said.
- NBC News
Las Vegas was hit with fresh flash floods Thursday night just two weeks after casinos and hotels in the tourist hotspot were flooded with water during monsoonal rains.
- Miami Herald
It wasn’t the first time a bear was spotted in the neighborhood.
- Miami Herald
A disturbance began to develop Friday just offshore of southeastern Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
- The Hill
Coal country is still reeling from Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) decision to back a sweeping climate and energy package that will accelerate the nation’s transition away from coal. In the Mountain State, the once-burgeoning coal industry says it feels betrayed, displaced coal workers are celebrating the bill’s black lung benefits and Republicans seeking Manchin’s seat…
- The News-Press
Florida Python Challenge is a 10-day event in which pro & novice snake hunters head into the field to capture as many pythons as possible, for a prize
The attractions of electric vehicles have been magnetic in 2022. Now, there is legislation headed toward the home stretch that will give EVs not only new legitimacy in the eyes of the auto market, but potentially lucrative perks to automakers and consumers who decide to bet on electric vehicles as their chosen mode of transportation -- and investment. "This climate spending includes $60 billion for solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing (and $30 billion in credits for new projects), $60 billion for disadvantaged communities that bear the brunt of climate impacts, $27 billion for clean tech R&D, $20 billion to reduce agricultural emissions, $5 billion for forest conservation, $4 billion for drought funding in Western states, new battery manufacturing credits and many more climate-related priorities," EV site Elektrek reports.
- Business Insider
Videos show Las Vegas casinos underwater again following flash floods, the latest in a string of extreme weather events
One clip from inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino showed card tables being soaked as water fell from the ceiling.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer was in Bitter Springs, Arizona, as a flash flood overtook the hardpan on Aug. 12, heading toward Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.
- The Week
Newsom unveils plan to store more water as California gets drier
- The Guardian
Chlorine exposure appears to be cause of death of animals at UC Davis research center
- Associated Press
Italy’s worst drought in decades has reduced Lake Garda, the country's largest lake, to near its lowest level ever recorded, exposing swaths of previously underwater rocks and warming the water to temperatures that approach the average in the Caribbean Sea. Tourists flocking to the popular northern lake Friday for the start of Italy’s key summer long weekend found a vastly different landscape than in past years.
- The Daily Times
A hotel and restaurant project in Shiprock that has been in the planning stages for at least six years has received $11.4 million in funding.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
After strong rains and recent flooding, monsoon season is expected for longer. Expect more storms this weekend into next week.
- Associated Press
Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons of dead fish have been seen floating or washed ashore on the Oder's banks over the past two weeks but the issue only erupted into a major scandal late this week. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, whose government is under pressure for its handling of what appears to be a major environmental catastrophe, vowed that Polish authorities would hold the perpetrators to account.
- Redding Record Searchlight
Friday's objectives are to continue monitoring the McKinney Fire, mop up deeper into the fire's interior and protect cultural and natural resources.