Over one million salmon are relocated to hatcheries until river conditions improve later in the year.
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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.
- USA TODAY
California's huge Dixie Fire exploded to "megafire" status late Thursday, forcing more evacuations in nearby communities, fire officials said.
The North American Monsoon, an annual phenomenon in the southwestern United States, began to unleash rounds of showers and thunderstorms across interior parts of the region in mid-June. This month, the heavy rainfall has turned deadly, with some locations being flooded multiple times. And, to make matters worse, AccuWeather forecasters say more rain is on the way. On Tuesday, drenching rainfall centered on Albuquerque, New Mexico, where 1 inch of rain poured down in just 15 minutes near Indian S
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.
- Miami Herald
A low pressure system that was about 200 miles east of Daytona Beach Saturday morning is going to mess with South Florida’s weather through Monday, regardless of development, meteorologists say.
- CBS News
The country has a total of 83 large fires burning that have destroyed more than 1 million acres as of July 23.
- FTW Outdoors
A camper at Grand Teton National Park will pay dearly for failing to follow multiple warning signs about safety in bear country.
- Miami Herald
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?
- The Guardian
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
OREGON CITY, Ore. (Reuters) -The destruction wrought by the extreme heat and wildfires raging across Oregon this summer includes all kinds of farms - including one that grows trees for the Christmas season. Jacob Hemphill, owner of Hemphill Tree Farm, estimates that he has lost over $100,000 worth of Christmas trees as a result of the recent "heat dome" event, which saw temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 °C) in some parts of the Portland metropolitan area.
- NBC News
The injured man, who was not identified, was spotted waving his hands in distress as a helicopter crew from the Coast Guard passed overhead.
The United Arab Emirates are using drones to send electrical charges into clouds, forcing rain to fall over the typically hot country
- Miami Herald
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
- Kansas City Star
This invasive species is known to attack the feet of “unsuspecting humans” standing in the water.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
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.
- Associated Press
People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The service issued a “beach hazards statement” affecting the oceanfront and bayside shores in Pinellas County from 11:30 a.m. Friday through at least 10 p.m. Saturday. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing and watery eyes.
- Business Insider
Drone videos from the BBC document the deadly flooding hitting China's Henan province, where factory workers produce half the world's iPhones.