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A "historic" and potentially deadly heat wave is on tap for the Pacific Northwest into southwestern Canada this weekend into early next week, with never-before-seen temperatures possible in cities like Portland, Ore., and Spokane, Wash. Why it matters: The heat wave will affect a region where many people lack central air conditioning, raising the likelihood for public health impacts. In addition, power demand is likely to spike at a time when hydropower resources are running relatively low due t
- Miami Herald
The National Hurricane Center is now tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic, including a strong tropical wave that’s about to roll off the coast of Africa in the next few days.
(Bloomberg) -- Christine Gemperle is about to do what almond farmers fear the most: rip out her trees early.Water is so scarce on her orchard in California’s Central Valley that she’s been forced to let a third of her acreage go dry. In the irrigated areas, the lush, supple trees are dewy in the early morning, providing some relief from the extreme heat. Walking over to the dry side, you can actually feel the temperature start to go up as you’re surrounded by the brittle, lifeless branches that
- Idaho Statesman
Winds gusts could hit 60 mph this evening in the southern half of the state.
Just a few days after Tropical Storm Dolores made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, a new tropical threat is building just to the southeast of where Dolores was first detected. The 2021 East Pacific hurricane season has been close to normal so far in terms of activity level since it began on May 15. AccuWeather forecasters are predicting what could become the fifth tropical system of the season will take shape just offshore of Mexico by next week. Meteorologists anticipate the system to form i
An intense and expansive heat wave has gripped parts of Siberia, northwestern Russia and Scandinavia, inducing a record plunge in sea ice cover in the Laptev Sea, which is part of the Arctic Ocean.Why it matters: Due largely to human activities such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation, the Arctic is warming at a rate more than twice as fast as the rest of the globe.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Sweeping changes there are reverberating beyond in t
- Business Insider
Drought maps show the western US at its driest in 20 years - a ticking time bomb for even more fires and power failures
Key water reservoirs were already alarmingly dry when a heat wave blanketed the western US, straining power grids and raising wildfire risk.
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
Tropical wave near West Indies has low odds of progressing; Claudette regains strength as a tropical storm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Summer officially is here, and activity is ticking back up in the Atlantic. A tropical wave emerged Monday about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands in the West Indies. The Windward Islands include the southern, generally larger islands of the Greater Antilles. The wave is expected to move west to west-northwest at 20 mph. By 5 p.m. Monday, it traveled 250 miles ...
- Idaho Statesman
Yes, Boise’s on yet another list — but this time as the runner-up.
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, a tornado hit Elie, Manitoba.
- Idaho Statesman
A possible 110-degree day. Higher-than-usual fire danger. And it’s only June.
- The State
A family of nine plunged over the dam in the Dan River while tubing last week.
A 600-foot 'garbage belt' has taken over a Chinese UNESCO world heritage site and is overwhelming local herders tasked with cleaning it up
Years of trash building up in the tourist-filled region has littered the region with swathes of plastic bags, paint buckets, cans, and even dead sheep and yaks.
Drought conditions in western Colorado are completely opposite what is being seen across the eastern half of the state.
- Idaho Statesman
Larger outages were reported north and west of the Boise area.
Australia's mouse plague continues as a horde of mice infest a rural prison, forcing inmates and staff to evacuate
Swarms of mice have infiltrated a rural prison in the state of New South Wales, as Australia fights one of its worst mice plagues in recent history.
- Rolling Stone
Extreme heat causes a cascade of climate chaos, and the way we deal with it — air conditioning — is only cooking our planet faster. Is there a better way to cool ourselves down?
(Bloomberg) -- Record heat will scorch the West starting this weekend, likely taxing California’s power grid for days.Temperatures will rise 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 17 Celsius) above normal from the Pacific Northwest through California, toppling records and lasting into next week, said Lara Pagano, a senior branch forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The heat comes a week after the California Independent System Operator, which runs the power grid, struggled to meet peak d
A historic heat wave scorched Moscow, Russia, with temperatures reaching a 120-year-old record at 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit on June 21. City residents try to stay cool in the sizzling heat.
- The Guardian
In Haines, where the salmon once leaped under snow-capped mountains, a massive mining project promises well-paid jobs – and threatens a fragile ecosystem The Haines Cannery (Haines Packing Company) at Mud Bay. Photograph: Ben Huff/The Guardian For 2,000 years, Jones Hotch’s ancestors have fished Alaska’s Chilkat River for the five species of salmon that spawn in its cold, clean waters. They have gathered berries, hunted moose and raised their families, sheltered from the extremes of winter by th