Following flooding that killed at least 100 people in Germany, residents of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler started to clear water and mud from their homes on Friday, beginning a process that could take weeks.
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Heavy rain led to catastrophic flooding in northeastern Turkish provinces on July 22, overturning vehicles and destroying buildings.
A significant and far-reaching heat wave is poised to build across much of the continental U.S. during the next few weeks, and it could be the most expansive in the country so far during this unusually hot summer, aggravating drought and wildfires. The big picture: Forests across the West are already burning at a scope and intensity that's unusual for this time of year. Drought data released Thursday showed that what is already the worst Western drought so far this century is only intensifying.
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California's huge Dixie Fire exploded to "megafire" status late Thursday, forcing more evacuations in nearby communities, fire officials said.
Scattered thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the Desert Southwest on July 22, leading to flooding in some areas that have been experiencing drought.
Intense thunderstorms brought downpours across the southwestern U.S. from Thursday into Friday, leading to dangerous flash flooding.
MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. "We decided to evacuate early," said Luzviminda Tayson, 61.
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With almost all of the debris removed from the Surfside condo collapse, the oceanfront town expects Collins Avenue to reopen soon around the site of the former Champlain Towers South complex. That’s caused another worry: can the hollowed-out condominium site still support the adjoining road?
Shocking video shows firefighters in California ride through blazing flames during Tamarack wildfire
The UC Davis Fire Department responded to a housing development on the California-Nevada border this week amid the ongoing Tamarack Fire.
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The city of L.A. will reimburse El Segundo residents for air conditioners if they stay in their homes, or hotel vouchers if they would rather leave.
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The shrinking Salton Sea was once a tourist destination. Now it’s home to dangerous algal blooms, endless dust and noxious air The view from the original shoreline of the Salton Sea in Salton City, California. Photograph: Alex Welsh/The Guardian Just to be safe, Noemí Vázquez keeps inhalers in almost every room of her house. She stashes them in her kitchen cupboard, a couple in her purse, one in the bathroom, and, of course, by her bedside. And then there’s the large, black Puma knapsack where s
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Search and rescue efforts continue for the child one day after she went missing.
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Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors of buildings close to the Ahr River came through loudspeaker announcements around 8 p.m. on July 14. Huste then heard a short emergency siren blast and church bells ringing, followed by silence.
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They say ignorance is bliss. It also could have saved two women from getting bitten by a shark.
(Bloomberg) -- Heat will bear down on Texas and the Great Plains within days, driving temperatures in Dallas above the 100-degree mark for the first time this year.A dome of high pressure will build across the middle of the U.S., boosting demand for power to run air conditioners, said Jim Rouiller, lead meteorologist at the Energy Weather Group. The heat will expand eastward later next week into Chicago while a blanket of humidity will make it feel like 100 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) from New York
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This invasive species is known to attack the feet of “unsuspecting humans” standing in the water.
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There's talk of vaccination mandates to combat anti-vaxxer resistance; similarly, we should mandate an end to fossil fuels in the face of climate denial.
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Most of the Florida Keys was in the dark Saturday morning — including Key West International Airport — after a transmission line went out.
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The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe has burned more than 90 square miles of timber in national-forest land and remains at four precent containment. The lightning-sparked blaze has forced evacuations in communities in Nevada and California. (July 23)
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The glassy-gray sea ripples with the movement beneath. Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. The dark shape just feet beneath the murky water resolves itself quickly from the bow of a boat. On the iPhone screen where Patrick Rex, a California State University at Long Beach graduate student, has been tracking it by drone, the young gre
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Surfers near Sydney, Australia, were greeted by an endangered southern right whale and her calf recently as they rode waves and sat on their boards.