As a wildfire continues to blaze at Yosemite National Park, more than 500 firefighters are battling flames in an effort to save the iconic sequoia trees. While flames have singed some of the sequoias, none have been destroyed so far. Progress is being made as firefighters contain the fire’s edge, however, they are concerned about it blowing out of control again.
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The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake around 8:05 p.m. in Deering.
Spotty storms have developed and will be possible around sunset.
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Just arrived at I-70, near the Brighton Blvd exit, in Denver. There are multiple cars disabled in floodwater. People are standing outside of their cars with nowhere to go because the water hasn’t receded. Traffic is at a standstill. @DenverChannel
Seattle's Space Needle would also comfortably fit in the black pit, as would six Christ the Redeemer statues from Brazil stacked head-to-head, giant arms outstretched. The National Service of Geology and Mining said late on Saturday it is still investigating the gaping hole near the Alcaparrosa mine operated by Canadian company Lundin Mining, about 665 km (413 miles) north of Santiago. Lundin did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
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The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday that a tropical wave has moved off the African west coast as the peak of hurricane season approaches. As of the NHC’s 8 p.m. tropical outlook, forecasters give the system a 40% chance of formation in the next five days. On Saturday, the NHC began projecting the formation of a potential tropical system in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and forecast the ...
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Rainfall totals across most of northern Arizona are much higher than what they typically are at this point in the summer, the weather service says.
A Cape Cod beach closed Saturday afternoon after a “number” of Portuguese man o’wars washed ashore.
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Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
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More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the shrinking Colorado River reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. National Park Service officials said rangers were called to the reservoir between Nevada and Arizona around 11 a.m. Saturday after skeletal remains were discovered at Swim Beach.
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Lane County Fire Defense Board provided mutual aid water tenders from several area departments.
- The Telegraph
Millions of households across the south of England could be hit with hosepipe bans within days after the Environment Secretary urged more water companies to introduce urgent restrictions.
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STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
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The previous record was 4.59 inches on August 1, 1975.
France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.
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Deer hunters will have the option of another weapon this fall as air powered arrow rifles have been legalized for hunting in Oklahoma.
Hold on to your wallet. Due to inflation and prices surging for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels, you will see a significant rise in your utility bills. So if you've opened your electric bill...
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Eyewitness video shows children rescued during Denver flooding. 📹 Felix Espinoza
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The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday shared a striking image showing silver carp leaping en masse during a scientific electrofishing operation.
We are still talking about the Saharan Dust and the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that could not be further away in the Atlantic.