The McKinney fire in California has become the largest wildfire in the state this year. In only 48 hours, it grew to more than 55,000 acres. Some residents said they saw trees explode into flames. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.
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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.
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The drought in Europe is on track to be the worst one in 500 years, experts say.
Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Southwest on Thursday night, prompting flash flood warnings in southern Nevada, far southeastern California and Arizona. The gusty storms knocked out power to many Las Vegas residents and flooded numerous roadways, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced on Friday afternoon that a body was found in a flood wash near the Las Vegas Strip. This was the second body discovered in the same was
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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.
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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.
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Friday's objectives are to continue monitoring the McKinney Fire, mop up deeper into the fire's interior and protect cultural and natural resources.
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The Perseid meteor shower is at its most dazzling on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here's how to watch in Siskiyou and Shasta counties.
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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…
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With record heat turning brush and farmland into a tinderbox across much of Europe, wildfires are tearing across France, Spain and Portugal.
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?
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They were found in an apartment complex pond, officials said.
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Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
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STORY: Footage showed the bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest.Mad honey, or "deli bal" in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects.The bear was brought to a vet, where she was receiving treatment and would likely be released into the wild in the coming days, local authorities said, adding that she was in good condition.
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While the Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend, "expectations are low" with a supermoon set to outshine it. Here are some viewing tips anyway.
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A wildland firefighter battling an Oregon blaze died after he was struck by a tree, authorities said Thursday.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captured video on Aug. 12 as dangerous flooding came in waves from storms along the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona.
Climate change is exacerbating conditions in Europe where hotter temperatures are speeding up evaporation.
A slowly brewing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico does not only have the potential to evolve into a tropical depression and storm. In addition to potentially becoming the fourth of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, as it drifts toward the Texas coast, this low is also likely to bring both much-needed rain and the risk of flash flooding as it pushes inland later this weekend, AccuWeather meteorologists warn. The same disturbance may go on to bring a new round of flash floodi
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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.