Chicago lifeguards made their first rescue of the season at 31st Street Beach Monday.
- The Weather Network
An all-time heat record is under threat and Hudson Bay’s ice is melting at an astonishing rate as a persistent spell of hot weather roasts the Arctic Circle.
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are watching a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico and two systems in the central and eastern Atlantic, one of which is forecast to turn into a tropical depression soon.
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
- The Desert Sun
Desert Sun readers sound off about water.
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
Nearly 5,000 homes lost power due to interference with a major power line in Flagstaff but service has been restored, according to the APS outage map. In Phoenix, we got rain, high winds and thunder.
- Associated Press
Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. “There’s one right there,” Aamodt says. Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon.
- The State
Since late December, national geologists have reported 32 earthquakes and aftershocks in the town about 20 miles northeast of Columbia. Sunday’s quake was the strongest.
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...
- The Desert Sun
The engineering of water importation should have started with the 2003 agreement that legalized redirecting Colorado River water away from the sea.
Many travelers pack incorrectly, mispronounce Hawaiian words, and don't buy local while visiting places like the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.
Greta Thunberg roused the crowd at the popular Glastonbury festival into chants of “climate … justice.”
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The tropical wave in the Atlantic is expected to strengthen into a tropical depression next week. Here’s the forecast.
- Idaho Statesman
The bear swatted the tent fabric, scratching the woman’s head.
- The Telegraph
The RSPB should stop targeting game shoots and focus on cats, the head of Countryside Alliance has said.
- Business Insider
Giant Burmese python weighing 215 pounds that preyed on white-tailed deer is the heaviest ever captured in Florida, say biologists
A massive Burmese python, an invasive species, was caught and euthanized by biologists in Florida's Picayune Strand State Forest.
U.S. farmers have cut back on using common weedkillers, hunted for substitutes to popular fungicides and changed planting plans over persistent shortages of agricultural chemicals that threaten to trim harvests. Spraying smaller volumes of herbicides and turning to less-effective fungicides increase the risk for weeds and diseases to dent crop production at a time when global grain supplies are already tight because the Ukraine war is reducing the country's exports. Interviews with more than a dozen chemical dealers, manufacturers, farmers and weed specialists showed shortages disrupted U.S. growers' production strategies and raised their costs.
- American City Business Journals
Plug Power bought a company for $123 million. That investment is about to become its biggest business
"One of the reasons the sales funnel for electrolyzers continues to grow is because of the atrocities that are happening in Ukraine," says Plug Power chief executive Marsh.
Japan scrambled on Monday to avert a looming power crunch as temperatures climbed nationwide, with authorities warning of higher than expected demand after the rainy season ended in the capital, Tokyo, at its earliest since record-keeping began. A power shortage could batter the fortunes of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), already under fire for its handling of higher consumer prices. "Electricity demand has been staying above yesterday's forecast since this morning, amid unseasonably intense heat," an official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry told a news conference, adding that demand had outstripped predictions.