Dixie Fire grows to nearly 104,000 acres
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A cluster of tropical activity has developed across the Pacific Ocean, as three features battle for dominance and hold the potential for a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect to occur. "Tropical activity has picked up across the eastern Pacific," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva. The three main areas of interest are Tropical Rainstorm 9-E, Hurricane Hilda and Tropical Storm Ignacio. The good news is that all three features are generally moving away from Mexico and will pose no thre
- Associated Press
Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was closed with no word on when it might re-open after being pounded by flash floods over a three-day period.
- KTRK – Houston
The smoke could be seen for miles as it drifted high into the air Saturday while fire crews worked to put it out.
- Idaho Statesman
In just a few hours, the thunderstorm left nearly four times as much rain as the Treasure Valley normally sees for all of July.
- Miami Herald
“Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty,” goes the old song. And that uncomfortable feeling is so on the mark Saturday in South Florida.
"It's much worse than I thought," George Clooney said in a video while talking with a state-run television station in Italy
- The Guardian
Lemon, blacktip, bonnethead and nurse sharks retreat from sea as state struggles to contain pollution problemFlorida red tide: is fertilizer plant spill making it worse? Bonnethead sharks were among the species seen in the Florida canal. Photograph: Mark Conlin/Alamy Hundreds of coastal sharks have taken refuge in a Florida canal, apparently to escape the effects of a toxic red tide outbreak killing hundreds of tons of marine animals. Residents of Buttonwood Harbor, on Longboat Key, recorded unu
- 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
- LA Times
Two fires, among lightning-sparked blazes burning in remote Northern California forests, prompt evacuation warnings and strain firefighting resources.
Brazil may be known for beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and temperate climate, but portions of the country looked more like a winter wonderland this week as snow made a rare appearance in the South American country. One of the strongest polar air masses so far this year intruded into southern Brazil earlier this week, according to MetSul Meteorologia. This influx of cold air also brought snow to more than 30 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, according to weather forecast company Somar Metereo
Will N95 Masks Protect You From Wildfire Smoke and Air Pollution? We Asked the Experts About Masking Up, Again
We talked to experts to find out if N95 masks will protect you from wildfire smoke and air pollution.
(Bloomberg) -- A massive methane plume detected last month over Kazakhstan occurred near a major pipeline that supplies natural gas to China.The cloud was observed roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the largest Kazakh city of Almaty on July 24, and had an emissions rate of more than 200 tons of methane an hour, according to an estimate from geoanalytics firm Kayrros SAS. That amount of the super-warming greenhouse gas would have roughly the same short-term climate warming impact as the an
- NBC News
A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.
- 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.
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After their local government ended its glass recycling program, Tina Crapsi and Dawn Vincent came up with a new way to recycle glass. Metal workers by trade, the duo spent months of trial and error to produce an original solution. Jessi Mitchell reports.
- ABC News Videos
Dangerous weather conditions continue to threaten millions of people across the country.
A killer whale stranded on rocks in Alaska was saved after a group of people spotted it and kept it wet until the tide rose
Six hours after the orca was spotted by a group on a boat the tide rose and the whale was able to swim back out to sea.