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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) -- Sarah Brunner opened the irrigation spigots on her farm in March, three months early. The rain should have still been falling in California. Now that summer is taking hold, she and her husband are considering shifting their meager water supplies into pastures so their animals will have enough to eat.Brunner’s worries don’t stop at the barnyard. The family’s fields of shallots, garlic and goats are surrounded by thick Northern California forests, dried out and primed to burn. An ea
A heat wave is bringing unprecedented high temperatures to the Pacific Northwest — a region of the country typically cooled by the ocean, rather than central air conditioning. The heat will begin Friday and last into early next week. Why it matters: The heat wave will shatter monthly and all-time temperature records in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the records could break the old milestones by several degrees. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Sub
(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
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
- The Guardian
Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved The neighborhood of Stillwright Point in Key Largo, Florida. Photograph: Saul Martinez/The Guardian Long famed for its spectacular fishing, sprawling coral reefs and literary residents such as Ernest Hemingway, the Florida Keys is now acknowledging a previously unthinkable reality: it faces being overwhelmed by the rising seas and not every home can be saved. Following a grueling
Far out in Yemen's remote eastern desert landscape, a gaping hole in the ground believed to be "million and millions" years old fascinates and mystifies locals. Those who live near the hole, named the Well of Barhout, believe anything that comes close to the "Hell Pit" will be sucked in without escape. The hole looms large in the public's imagination. According to Yemeni legend, "extinct tongues fizz on cold nights" there, a reference to what might be lurking inside the hole. Shrouded in mystery
- 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.
- Idaho Statesman
Winds gusts could hit 60 mph this evening in the southern half of the state.
- The Guardian
Willow fire is one of dozens burning across US west, including Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, amid dry conditions Smoke rises from the Willow fire near Big Sur, California, on Sunday. Photograph: AP Firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire that erupted near Big Sur last week, as the flames continue to engulf the dry California landscape and threaten historical sites, cabins and ranches. The fire is one of dozens of wildfires burning in hot, dry conditions across the US west, including in A
If Minnesota's current weather models for July hold true, climatologist Mark Seeley is concerned that the state's farmers could lose as much as a quarter of their crop.State of play: A scorching hot June has put 5% of the state into a severe drought, 56% into a moderate drought and the rest into the abnormally dry category, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The heat and lack of rain has dried rivers to near record low levels and turned lawns brown. But the biggest concern is the farmers, ac
- Idaho Statesman
A possible 110-degree day. Higher-than-usual fire danger. And it’s only June.
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.
- Idaho Statesman
Larger outages were reported north and west of the Boise area.
(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
- NBC News
Wildlife experts in at least six states are investigating the cause of the bird deaths.
The tornado that hit Chicago was stronger than most tornadoes and much harder to warn people about than a typical supercell tornado.
- Idaho Statesman
Two women were camping at Sage Hen Reservoir when they sought refuge inside a car during Tuesday’s storm.
- USA TODAY
'Worst is yet to come': Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns
Millions of people worldwide are in for a disastrous future of hunger and disease due to climate change, according to a draft report from the UN.