We'll see another day with steamy afternoon temps and scattered thunderstorms, but rain coverage will jump even high next week.
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ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with childhood obesity and diabetes specialist Dr. Robert Lustig about his new book "Metabolical: The Lure and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine."
The marine mammal is one of the world's most endangered seal species.
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In just a few hours, the thunderstorm left nearly four times as much rain as the Treasure Valley normally sees for all of July.
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Body of Philadelphia woman who was ‘ejected through car sunroof’ found three weeks later, police say
‘She went down to the culvert went airborne up and over the guardrail’
(Bloomberg) -- Peru’s Finance Minister Pedro Francke was given assurances from the new government that he’ll be able to implement his economic program, he said in the first interview since securing his new role.Francke, a former World Bank economist, was sworn in late Friday, a day when markets crashed amid investor concern that he wouldn’t take the post due to differences with other members of the cabinet appointed by President Pedro Castillo. These included Guido Bellido, a lawmaker who consid
After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration. Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen. "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jared
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Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage” to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and logs, Colorado transportation officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned of more flash floods in the coming days across the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions. The flood risk was elevated for many areas of the West where recent wildfires burned away vegetation and left hillsides more susceptible to erosion, the National Weather Service said. Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, was closed with no word on when it might re-open after being pounded by flash floods over a three-day period.
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Just ahead of peak hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is tracking a new disturbance in the far eastern Atlantic.
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A man who was on a liftboat that capsized off the coast of Louisiana in April, killing 13 people on board, on Monday recalled how he hammered on a window with a fire extinguisher, was sucked into the sea by a wave and then prayed to God to calm the seas as he floated in the choppy waters before being rescued. Dwayne Lewis spoke Monday during the first day of what is slated to be a two-week hearing by the Coast Guard into the events of April 13 when a ship called the Seacor Power capsized about seven miles (11 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast. “You’re just begging God to please calm the seas,” said Lewis, who cannot swim, of his time in the water.
Brazil may be known for beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and temperate climate, but portions of the country looked more like a winter wonderland this week as snow made a rare appearance in the South American country. One of the strongest polar air masses so far this year intruded into southern Brazil earlier this week, according to MetSul Meteorologia. This influx of cold air also brought snow to more than 30 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, according to weather forecast company Somar Metereo
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Plumes of smoke traveling from wildfires in the western parts of the United States and Canada are finding their way to Kansas City and other parts of the country, bringing poor air quality thousands of miles away from the blazes.
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A giant Tesla battery pack burst into flames during testing, and it took 150 firefighters 4 days to put out
The Tesla Megapack fire broke out on Friday at the Victorian Big Battery project, which is made up of multiple Megapacks.
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Wildfire-weary West faces thunderstorms and potential flash floods; progress made against Bootleg Fire
Already besieged by wildfires, parts of the American West will encounter thundershowers that could lead to flash floods this week.
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A fire that apparently started with a lightning strike and grew so large it showed up on weather radar engulfed a pile of thousands of railroad ties at a recycling plant in rural west Alabama. The blaze at National Salvage and Services Corp., which started Sunday evening and was still going Monday, didn't injure anyone, fire officials said. “We’re gathering facts and trying to learn as much as we can,” said Tim Rushenberg, a spokesman at company headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Wildfires and mudslides are some of the concerns brought on by the severe weather conditions.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captures massive debris flows along the Pine Gulch Fire burn scar after monsoon rain in De Beque, Colorado, on July 31.
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A mountain biker reported being chased by a grizzly bear Friday morning in northeastern Idaho.
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ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the US consumer is to blame for emissions Burned buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in the historic town of Gold Hill in the Fourmile Canyon fire area in Boulder, Colorado, attest to the effects of a devastating wildfire, Photograph: Craig F Walker/Denver Post/Getty Images More than a decade after the Fourmile Canyon blaze drove even the firefighters out of Gold Hill, blackened hillsides and scorched trees at
(Bloomberg) -- A massive methane plume detected last month over Kazakhstan occurred near a major pipeline that supplies natural gas to China.The cloud was observed roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the largest Kazakh city of Almaty on July 24, and had an emissions rate of more than 200 tons of methane an hour, according to an estimate from geoanalytics firm Kayrros SAS. That amount of the super-warming greenhouse gas would have roughly the same short-term climate warming impact as the an