Tonight, eastern Kentucky was hit again with up to three more inches of rain. Isolated flood threats have plagued the region, which is still recovering from the devastating floods. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear visited the disaster zone. The governor says more than 600 people have been rescued by air alone since the flood began. So far, 28 Kentuckians have died. 70 trailers bought during December’s destructive tornadoes were moved to the flood zone to house the displaced.
- 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.
- Miami Herald
The drought in Europe is on track to be the worst one in 500 years, experts say.
Summertime heat is set to build across the West as a gradual shift in the weather pattern occurs this week. Forecasters say temperatures will steadily climb between 10 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average in the upcoming days in cities such as Seattle, Portland and Medford, Oregon. "Much like recent hot stretches, this will be caused by a large bulge in the jet stream, acting to keep the storm track lifted north and allowing temperatures to surge in the coming days," explained AccuWeather Met
- 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.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
After strong rains and recent flooding, monsoon season is expected for longer. Expect more storms this weekend into next week.
- 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.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Federal officials are expected next month to rename five creeks and a stream on federal land in Kansas because their names include the word "squaw."
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
A severe thunderstorm centered over Scottsdale is slowly moving west toward Central Phoenix, bringing with it heavy rain and possible dust storms.
Authorities are still counting the number of homes destroyed
- Florida Today
Cocoa lake looks like a moonscape as water levels in the St, Johns River feeding it has dropped to record lows, worrying residents and experts alike.
- 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
Across the world, severe droughts made worse by climate change are revealing old sites, ancient artifacts, and even human remains.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captured video on Aug. 12 as dangerous flooding came in waves from storms along the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona.
- The Guardian
Chlorine exposure appears to be cause of death of animals at UC Davis research center
- The Desert Sun
Other ideas include toting icebergs from the Arctic and building desalination plants by the Sea of Cortez. Experts say conserving water tops them all.
- Raleigh News and Observer
As storms hit harder, NC is putting up a more substantial fight | Opinion
- 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.
Sightseers in Arizona witnessed a natural phenomenon that resembled a scene out of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but they didn't need a golden ticket to see the breathtaking sight, just some rain and a bit of luck. During most of the year, Grand Falls is a dry cliffside located about 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation. But when the weather conditions come together perfectly, the towering cliffs are brought to life by the thundering roar of water to