More than 160 people have been confirmed dead across western Europe and hundreds more remain unaccounted for. The true toll may only be known when the water recedes. Germany is seeing the worst damage.
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- Miami Herald
We have a winner! And it wasn’t the python.
- Associated Press
For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. Lidstone, or “River Dave” as he’s known by boaters and kayakers, was jailed July 15 on a civil contempt sanction. Lidstone is accused of squatting for 27 years in the cabin on private property in Canterbury.
The Atlantic Ocean's current system, an engine of the Northern Hemsiphere's climate, could be weakening to such an extent that it could soon bring big changes to the world's weather, a scientific study said on Thursday. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a large system of ocean currents which transports warm water from the tropics northwards into the North Atlantic. Climate models have shown that the AMOC is at its weakest in more than a 1,000 years.
- Raleigh News and Observer
“I’m not that hungry, thanks.”
Crushed by a devastating drought and new water restrictions, Daniel Hartwig had no choice but to pull thousands of precious, fragrant almond trees from his California farm.
- Idaho Statesman
Subscribers only: Nampa residents said their wells are going dry because of new subdivisions going up in the area.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Op-Ed: As fires burn and sea levels rise in other states, Kentucky needs to prepare to become a climate refugee state in future decades, writes Tom Kimmerer.
The small Sierra town of Greenville, Calif., was heavily damaged on Wednesday night into early Thursday as the Dixie Fire surged northward amid high winds, extremely dry air and hot temperatures. The big picture: The Dixie Fire, California's biggest blaze and the sixth-largest wildfire in state history, razed houses and businesses as it ripped through Greenville and surrounding areas in Plumas County. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are monitoring two disturbances in the Atlantic, including one that is likely to turn into a tropical depression by early next week.
A Spanish company has devised a system to extract drinking water from thin air to supply arid regions where people are in desperate need. "The goal is to help people," said Enrique Veiga, the 82-year-old engineer who invented the machine during a harsh drought in southern Spain in the 1990s. "The goal is to get to places like refugee camps that don't have drinking water."
The lifeguard, who has not been identified, was reportedly transported to a nearby airport so that he could be airlifted to Savannah for treatment
Officials in the northern California town of Greenville on Thursday said they were at a loss for words to describe the widespread destruction left by the massive Dixie Fire, which razed businesses and homes Wednesday night. What they're saying: "Our beloved small town of Greenville, CA faced our biggest nightmare," Plumas County Supervisor Kevin Goss wrote on Facebook. "Our historical buildings, families homes, small businesses, and our children's schools are completely lost." Stay on top of the
The dog days of summer are still ongoing with heat waves across the country and mild and muggy summer nights, but a shift in the weather is right around the corner as the Northern Hemisphere heads toward the fall season. Autumn, which will officially begin with the autumn equinox on Sept. 22, 2021, features more than just a change in the weather. The new season brings about a flurry of fall festivals, the return of football and the ever-popular leaf-peeping, when folks flock to forests to see tr
- NBC News
The Dixie Fire, the sixth-largest wildfire in California history, has burned more than 320,000 acres and destroyed much of Greenville.
- Associated Press
Lightning killed at least 16 people who were traveling to a wedding party in western Bangladesh and injured several others, including the groom, an official said.. Local government official Sakib Al-Rabby said the bride was not with the group when the incident occurred Wednesday in Shibganj in Chapainawabganj district. The area is about 245 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Dhaka.
- Yahoo News
In recent days, Greenland’s massive ice sheet has been melting at twice its average summer rate, shedding enough water to cover the entire state of Florida with 5 inches of water, research from Danish scientists shows.
- LA Times
California resorts to unprecedented water cutoffs as drought worsens. How bad is it?
China is trying to get a herd of roaming elephants home, but it's going to take months. Here's how they're doing it.
On the road for more than a year, China's roaming elephants are finally going home, with the aid of some 40 forestry firefighters and experts.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas law says you can own a venomous snake, but some counties have stricter rules.
- The Takeout
Earlier this week in New Albany, Mississippi, chaos ruled the day. Drivers careened across highways and city streets, unable to control their vehicles. Old ladies attempting to cross the street were met with a surface slicker than an ice rink. Emergency crews barked orders at passersby, all standing nearby in an attempt to witness... The Slickening.