Firefighters worked through the night to battle the Beckwourth Complex, a merging of two lightning-caused blazes. (July 17)
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'Going to be a long haul': Massive Dixie Fire merges with Fly Fire, tears through small town as California burns
More homes burned and 10,000 others were threatened Monday as the fast-growing Dixie Fire in Northern California wildfire merged with another blaze.
- USA TODAY
The La Niña climate pattern is a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean. What you need to know.
- USA TODAY
Authorities predict a high probability of above-average temperatures for much of the U.S. over the next several days as some areas hit the mid-100s.
- House Beautiful
The sky is showing off.
The meteor was only visible for about five seconds.
- Popular Mechanics
But we're not out of the, uh, woods just yet.
- The Conversation
The Little Ice Age brought some bitter extremes. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan. Heat and drought fanned wildfires in the North American West and Siberia, contributed to water shortages in Iran, and worsened famines in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Extremes like these are increasingly
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, the Carr Fire crossed into Redding, California.
A widespread heat wave has begun across the contiguous U.S., with at least 30 million people likely to see temperatures reach or exceed 100°F by the end of the week. At least 17 states are under heat warnings or advisories on Tuesday.Why it matters: The hot weather, which comes courtesy of another heat dome building across the Southwest, Rockies and then sliding into the western Plains, will only aggravate drought conditions and worsen many of the western wildfires.Stay on top of the latest mark
- Idaho Statesman
“Right now, we just have the closure in place for health and safety issues. ... I really can’t say for certain where we’re going after that.”
- LA Times
The Klamath Tribes have first rights to the lake water. Farmers don't get any this year. The tension is ripe for far-right exploitation.
Torrential rain led to severe flooding in the town of Pahrump on Monday, July 26.
Photos show scorched earth and destruction as California battles one of the largest wildfires in state history
The Dixie Fire became the 15th largest wildfire in California history over the weekend as it continues to blaze through Northern California.
- The State
You thought Bradford pear trees and kudzu were problematic? These three species are wrecking havoc on South Carolina’s natural environment.
- CBS News Videos
The Dixie Fire — California's largest wildfire this year — is overwhelming firefighters as it continues to spread. Carter Evans reports.
- Daily Paws
The first responders endured a few stings, but they still managed to save the sweet pup.
Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal. More than 100 of Cheng's pigs drowned in floods that paralysed China's central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak. Cheng's farm is one of thousands in Henan, famous for agriculture, and pork production in particular.
- The Weather Network
Atlantic Canada was hit with a blanket of low-level smoke from the wildfires in northwestern Ontario Tuesday, but the good news is the air quality will see an improvement Wednesday, thanks to a cold front pushing out the smoke.
The recent deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, during which all-time temperature records were shattered by several degrees, is a prologue to what is coming across much of the U.S., Europe and Asia, a new study finds. Why it matters: The study shows that the rate of climate change is an under-appreciated driver of extreme heat, and that today's quickening pace of warming virtually guarantees more extreme temperature records in coming decades. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios
- Associated Press
Pakistani authorities said Monday they were working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather. The Heng Tong 77 was en route to Istanbul from China when it drifted and got stuck in shallow waters Wednesday near the coast in Pakistani territory, authorities said. The management of Pakistan's Karachi Port Trust, which handles matters relating to naval traffic at the port, provided no details on how the ship will be refloated.