An intensive search continues for survivors of the deadliest and most destructive flooding to hit western Europe in years. Some of the worst damage is in Germany, where days of heavy rain turned streets into muddy rivers. At least 130 people are dead, and many more are missing. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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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.
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A 'significant and far-reaching' heat wave is coming to the U.S. next week
A massive, uncontained wildfire has crossed the border from Northern California into Nevada — triggering fresh evacuations, this time in the Silver State, AP reported early Thursday.The big picture: The Tamarack Fire, south of Lake Tahoe, has razed over 68 square miles since erupting on July 4 — one of 23 blazes ignited by lightning strikes, according to the U.S. Forest Service. It's one of 78 large fires raging across 13 U.S. states.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscr
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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.
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Forecasters are monitoring a disturbance in Alabama forecast to move into the Atlantic, just offshore the coasts of Georgia and eastern Florida, by the weekend.
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
- The Guardian
Residents of the region, known for its mild weather, are facing a shifting reality People sleep at a cooling shelter set up during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland on 27 June. Photograph: Maranie Staab/Reuters The recent heatwave that broiled the US Pacific north-west not only obliterated temperature records in cities such as Seattle and Portland – it also put a torch to a comforting bromide that the region would be a mild, safe haven from the ravages of the climate crisis. Unprecedented t
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Readers are dismayed by people in wetter parts of the country writing as if they wish for California's failure because of the drought.
- 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?
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG — Toliver and Jessica Tucker are used to the dark, oily water, the bulging eyes, the gray flesh decaying to a pulp in the city’s bayous. They have even become accustomed to the smell — God, the smell — of all the rotting fish in gruesome flotillas, victims of a toxic Red Tide in Tampa Bay. But the maggots? The maggots are new. White and wriggling, they circle the scales of ...
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Colossal fires are burning through Siberia, home to one of the coldest places on Earth, during a record heat wave.
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.
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Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding regions in acrid smoke. Many other regions across the vast country also have battled wildfires. In recent years, Russia has recorded high temperatures that many scientists regard as a clear result of climate change.
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Record rainfall fills Zhengzhou's streets and subway stations, leaving at least 25 people dead and thousands stranded and wading in chest deep water.View Entire Post ›
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The group of researchers from Ohio State found viruses with genetic codes that have never been discovered.
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, a levee broke and flooded Kaskaskia Island.
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(Bloomberg) -- Drought is withering crops on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, prompting farmers to take the rare measure of baling up their wheat and barley stems to sell as hay.The bales are providing much-needed forage for livestock operators struggling against a lack of pasture and soaring feed costs, and also signal smaller grain harvests that could keep crop prices high in the months to come. Temperatures are expected to soar next week in the Great Plains, further threatening parched