Love that dirty water? Not so much these days if you’re along the Charles River in several Metrowest towns.
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- Miami Herald
Two disturbances — both with low chances of formation anytime soon — have formed in the far eastern Atlantic.
- Idaho Statesman
A massive swarm of more than 764 earthquakes rattled the region starting July 15.
After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration. Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen. "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jared
- USA TODAY
'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Native American tribe celebrate reclaimed land in Oregon
More than 100 years after their forceful removal from the area, the Nez Perce people came together to bless the recently reclaimed land in Oregon.
- Kansas City Star
Plumes of smoke traveling from wildfires in the western parts of the United States and Canada are finding their way to Kansas City and other parts of the country, bringing poor air quality thousands of miles away from the blazes.
"It's much worse than I thought," George Clooney said in a video while talking with a state-run television station in Italy
- Business Insider
A giant Tesla battery pack burst into flames during testing, and it took 150 firefighters 4 days to put out
The Tesla Megapack fire broke out on Friday at the Victorian Big Battery project, which is made up of multiple Megapacks.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks next week, and as with most years, it's expected to put on quite a show for folks under dark skies on the ground.Why it matters: The Perseid meteor shower is largely considered the best of the year with meteor rates that could have people in areas with very little light pollution seeing more than 40 meteors per hour.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: The shower should hit its peak the night of Aug. 11 into the early
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captures massive debris flows along the Pine Gulch Fire burn scar after monsoon rain in De Beque, Colorado, on July 31.
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Bolivia’s second-largest lake has disappearedLocation: Lake Poopo, BoliviaLake Poopo once lapped the shores of the island of Isla de PanzaBut it dried up in 2015(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, CRISTINA MAMANI, SAYING:"The water of Lake Poopo would start here. We would arrive from the Untavi community by boat with all my children. The water would reach here and we would leave the boat here. Then my children would say,"Let's go home," and they would run to my home."Scientists say the lake fell victim to decades of diversion for irrigation needswith an increasingly warm climate has making its recovery unlikely(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, VALERIO ROJAS, SAYING:"Every 50 years Lake Poopo would fill up, that's what our grandparents said. It would have been 50 years in 2026, since Lake Poopo was in a good state. Now we are waiting for 2026. Will the lake fill again? With this climate change and pollution, it seems to me that the weather can no longer be predicted. In our Aymara language it is said that, "Our mother Earth is tired". That's what grandparents had said."
- NBC News
It has taken thousands of firefighters nearly a month to secure communities along the southern and the northeastern perimeters of the Bootleg Fire, which has consumed more than 413,000 acres since July 6.
- FTW Outdoors
A mountain biker reported being chased by a grizzly bear Friday morning in northeastern Idaho.
- The Guardian
ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the US consumer is to blame for emissions Burned buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in the historic town of Gold Hill in the Fourmile Canyon fire area in Boulder, Colorado, attest to the effects of a devastating wildfire, Photograph: Craig F Walker/Denver Post/Getty Images More than a decade after the Fourmile Canyon blaze drove even the firefighters out of Gold Hill, blackened hillsides and scorched trees at
- USA TODAY
Wildfire-weary West faces thunderstorms and potential flash floods; progress made against Bootleg Fire
Already besieged by wildfires, parts of the American West will encounter thundershowers that could lead to flash floods this week.
A trade group representing some of America's biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the cost of donuts, bread and other foods. The American Bakers Association, which represents companies like the grocer Kroger, donut maker Krispy Kreme and Tastykake parent company Flower Foods, told Reuters it met with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week to urge reduced blending mandates, particularly for biodiesel. The EPA administers the nation's biofuels laws.
- USA TODAY
Spirit has canceled 50% of its Tuesday flights, American, 9%, after heavy cancellations Sunday and Monday.
Viral TikTok shows an orangutan sporting sunglasses after a tourist dropped them in its zoo enclosure
In the TikTok video, which has gained 28 million views, an orangutan is shown trying on a zoo visitor's sunglasses - just like a human would.
- USA TODAY
When turning on faucets is a source of stress: Climate change is starting to shape where Americans relocate
Nearly half of respondents in a recent survey said they planned to move in the next year, blaming extreme weather.
- The New York Times
Michael Hambrick has been putting out fires for more than 25 years. But last month, the Dixie Fire raged so quickly through Plumas County in California that Hambrick, a helicopter attack firefighter, couldn’t save even his own house. By the time he evacuated, his porch was on fire, and the windows were shattering as 40-foot-tall flames whipped through his sparsely populated mountain community of Indian Falls. The wildfire blew up to a size and intensity rarely seen this early in the season, as c
Intense wildfires burning across Siberia's Sakha Republic sent a plume of smoke all the way to the North Pole on Sunday into Monday, as seen by scientists tracking the blazes via satellite imagery.Why it matters: The fires have been raging since early spring, and while this region is known for seasonal blazes, there are signs the fires are becoming more intense, starting earlier and lasting longer. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for fr