National Forest lands in Larimer County are temporarily closed after two people were killed in flash flooding in Buckhorn Canyon Friday.
- CBS News
Four sets of human remains have been found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area since May.
- The Hill
A chemical leak late Thursday evening caused the closure of a major freeway in California, forcing officials to evacuate about 170 residences from within a half-mile radius of the leak. John Crater, the chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, said at a press conference on Friday that all homes and businesses were evacuated. The…
- 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.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They were found in an apartment complex pond, officials said.
- NBC News
Las Vegas was hit with fresh flash floods Thursday night just two weeks after casinos and hotels in the tourist hotspot were flooded with water during monsoonal rains.
- Miami Herald
“That bear had to have been to prison.”
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.
- The Week
Newsom unveils plan to store more water as California gets drier
- The Guardian
Chlorine exposure appears to be cause of death of animals at UC Davis research center
- 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.
- Associated Press
Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons of dead fish have been seen floating or washed ashore on the Oder's banks over the past two weeks but the issue only erupted into a major scandal late this week. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, whose government is under pressure for its handling of what appears to be a major environmental catastrophe, vowed that Polish authorities would hold the perpetrators to account.
- 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.
- Raleigh News and Observer
You’re much more likely to encounter copperheads in the Triangle, but rattlesnakes border us on three sides. Here’s what to know about them.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Blue-green algae blooms, once unheard of in Lake Superior, are a sign that ‘things are changing’ experts say
The blooms are cropping up regularly, likely from warming waters and intensifying storms.
- 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.
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
- LA Times
The agreement requires Boeing to monitor stormwater runoff for 195 pollutants after the company completes a cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab.
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Drought conditions are causing water levels at Lake Mead to reach record lows, and it's unearthing human remains. The Weather Channel's Dave Malkoff explains how long-buried stories are being brought to the surface.
“This #WorldElephantDay and every day we must think about our impacts on the planet and how they ripple out towards our fellow species,” wrote Bindi
- Associated Press
A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed Friday. Cleanup work is ongoing from the spill that was discovered by the pipeline's operator on July 27, said Joe Hunter, Emergency Response Coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The fuel spilled into sandy soil on private ranchland near the small community of Sussex in eastern Wyoming and did not spread very far, he said.