Residents in parts of Alameda County were reminded Thursday of California's severe drought. Several brush fires broke out in the afternoon and early evening hours causing hundreds of residents to evacuate and leaving many more on edge as firefighters work to contain the flames and hot spots.
- KGO – San Francisco
Smoke hovered over trees bordering a residential neighborhood and several apartment complexes.
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center has its eye on two systems with the potential to form into the season’s next tropical depression or storm. New on Saturday is an area of low pressure the could form early next week in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In the NHC’s 2 p.m. tropical outlook, forecasters said any development would be slow as it drifts to the west over the northwestern Gulf, ...
- Charlotte Observer
The quake had a depth of 0.8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- The State
Since late December, national geologists have reported 32 earthquakes and aftershocks in the town about 20 miles northeast of Columbia. Sunday’s quake was the strongest.
- The Weather Network
An all-time heat record is under threat and Hudson Bay’s ice is melting at an astonishing rate as a persistent spell of hot weather roasts the Arctic Circle.
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
- The Desert Sun
Desert Sun readers sound off about water.
- Associated Press
Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. “There’s one right there,” Aamodt says. Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon.
Nearly 5,000 homes lost power due to interference with a major power line in Flagstaff but service has been restored, according to the APS outage map. In Phoenix, we got rain, high winds and thunder.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
Hold on to your wallet. Due to inflation and prices surging for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels, you will see a significant rise in your utility bills. So if you've opened your electric bill...
- Reuters Videos
STORY: The sunset tide was not high enough to activate the Mose flood barriers, launched in 2020 to protect the fragile city from flooding during the high water.Venice's floods are caused by a combination of factors exacerbated by climate change - from rising sea levels and unusual high tides to land subsidence that has pushed down the city ground level.They usually occur in autumn and winter months.
We are expecting a tropical depression in the Atlantic sometime this week. The Gulf of Mexico also needs to be monitored this week for development.
Many travelers pack incorrectly, mispronounce Hawaiian words, and don't buy local while visiting places like the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.
- The Desert Sun
The engineering of water importation should have started with the 2003 agreement that legalized redirecting Colorado River water away from the sea.
Greta Thunberg roused the crowd at the popular Glastonbury festival into chants of “climate … justice.”
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
The fire’s smoke could be seen from Paso Robles, one resident said.
Central Florida will get a break from the extreme heat on Saturday as temperatures drop and return to seasonal levels.
- The Telegraph
The RSPB should stop targeting game shoots and focus on cats, the head of Countryside Alliance has said.