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As the mercury ticked upward in Portland, Ore., last month, I braced for my apartment to become unbearable. Normally, my un-air-conditioned basement unit would be fine for the Pacific Northwest's temperate summers. But these are not normal times. Climate change has lengthened and intensified heat waves, pushing temperatures to unheard-of extremes. In Portland, a new all-time high was set three days in a row: First, 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Then 113 degrees. Then 116.Subscribe to The Post Most new
- FTW Outdoors
A camper at Grand Teton National Park will pay dearly for failing to follow multiple warning signs about safety in bear country.
- 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
- Washington Post
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- Kansas City Star
This invasive species is known to attack the feet of “unsuspecting humans” standing in the water.
Form Energy unveiled technology it says could drive down the cost of storing electricity generator by environmentally friendly but intermittent sources.
- Martha Stewart Living
The mollusks will help filter out pieces of debris that are less than five millimeters in size.
- The Telegraph
The official advice is to open a window to increase ventilation and slow the spread of Covid, but now there could be an added incentive – the virus may also be spread by flatulence. Ministers have privately pointed to evidence that Covid could be spread by people breaking wind in confined spaces such as lavatories. One said they had read "credible-looking stuff on it" from other countries, although government scientists are yet to produce a paper on the matter. The source said there had been evi
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
PALMETTO — Decades of progress cleaning up Tampa Bay could disappear in a couple of years without vigilance, two top estuary management officials warned Friday, as a toxic Red Tide bloom torments the region. They held up the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s East Coast as an example. The loss of seagrasses there following repeated algal blooms and pollution is considered a likely cause for this ...
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I’ll bring the candles if you bake the cake.
- USA TODAY
A goose who had surgery in Massachusetts last week was joined by his mate – who tried to break into a clinic to comfort her.
- 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.
- Charlotte Observer
The body was found in rough terrain.
- The Week
A 'significant and far-reaching' heat wave is coming to the U.S. next week
- The Guardian
• California official: ‘Water stealing has never been more severe’• Water taken from hydrants, homes, rivers and wells One California official said the issue had had an impact on lawful farmers, Native American tribes and other small communities. Photograph: Andre M Chang/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock Extreme and prolonged drought in the American west is prompting water thieves to tap into other people’s scarce supplies. More than 12bn gallons of water have been stolen in California in the past eig
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An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began responding to calls about the 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull running loose Tuesday morning after it broke through the fence of a local farm. Residents have spotted the dark-coated bull, since nicknamed Barney, walking across fields, roads and suburban front yards.
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Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list. Atlantic salmon once teemed in U.S. rivers, but now return from the sea to only a handful of rivers in eastern and central Maine. The fish are protected at the federal level under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but a coalition of environmental groups and scientists said the fish could be afforded more protections if they were added to Maine's own list of endangered and threatened species.
- Washington Examiner
San Francisco officials are working to fix the trash problem in the city, though the hefty price tag could hamper their efforts.
- Business Insider
Tesla is letting California solar customers with Powerwalls feed their energy back into the grid to help prevent blackouts
Tesla's "virtual power plant" is designed to support the power grid. In future, customers may get paid for energy they feed back to the grid, it said.
More than 10,000 people in and around Phoenix were left without power as monsoon rains pummeled Arizona
The US National Weather Service issued warnings Thursday for flash floods in Arizona, with rains expected to continue through Saturday night.