Meteorologist Kelly Ann Cicalese is tracking another cool and damp day, but some improvements are on the way.
- USA TODAY
Authorities predict a high probability of above-average temperatures for much of the U.S. over the next several days.
- USA TODAY
California's huge Dixie Fire exploded to "megafire" status late Thursday, forcing more evacuations in nearby communities, fire officials said.
Intense thunderstorms brought downpours across the southwestern U.S. from Thursday into Friday, leading to dangerous flash flooding.
- Washington Post
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
MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. "We decided to evacuate early," said Luzviminda Tayson, 61.
- Idaho Statesman
After several days of slightly cooler weather, very high temperatures are on their way for the Treasure Valley.
Shocking video shows firefighters in California ride through blazing flames during Tamarack wildfire
The UC Davis Fire Department responded to a housing development on the California-Nevada border this week amid the ongoing Tamarack Fire.
- 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
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Search and rescue efforts continue for the child one day after she went missing.
Scores of wildfires raging across the Western United States' forest and scrub have belched so much smoke that it is helping an army of firefighters gain ground on the nation's biggest blaze, Oregon's Bootleg fire, by blocking sunlight, officials said on Saturday. Both the National Weather Service and officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry said smoke in the lower atmosphere coming from California wildfires has floated over the Bootleg fire, which has scorched more than 401,000 acres in Oregon about 250 miles (402 km) south of Portland. "It's called 'smoke shading' and it's basically put a lid on the lower atmosphere for now, blocking sunlight and creating cooler, more stable surface conditions," said Eric Schoening, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.
- Associated Press
Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors of buildings close to the Ahr River came through loudspeaker announcements around 8 p.m. on July 14. Huste then heard a short emergency siren blast and church bells ringing, followed by silence.
- Business Insider
Drone videos from the BBC document the deadly flooding hitting China's Henan province, where factory workers produce half the world's iPhones.
- Washington Post
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The glassy-gray sea ripples with the movement beneath. Then, a fin, about the height of a playing card, breaks the surface, slicing through the water from just beyond the surf line, a glimpse of a tail tip visible a few feet behind. The dark shape just feet beneath the murky water resolves itself quickly from the bow of a boat. On the iPhone screen where Patrick Rex, a California State University at Long Beach graduate student, has been tracking it by drone, the young gre
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The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe has burned more than 90 square miles of timber in national-forest land and remains at four precent containment. The lightning-sparked blaze has forced evacuations in communities in Nevada and California. (July 23)
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
There's talk of vaccination mandates to combat anti-vaxxer resistance; similarly, we should mandate an end to fossil fuels in the face of climate denial.
- Associated Press
People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The service issued a “beach hazards statement” affecting the oceanfront and bayside shores in Pinellas County from 11:30 a.m. Friday through at least 10 p.m. Saturday. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing and watery eyes.
- FTW Outdoors
Surfers near Sydney, Australia, were greeted by an endangered southern right whale and her calf recently as they rode waves and sat on their boards.
Often, I get asked why we left Panama and which country is better. Comparing two, totally different countries is like comparing night and day, but I will attempt to give a brief rundown of each, according to my opinion…
- Washington Examiner
San Francisco officials are working to fix the trash problem in the city, though the hefty price tag could hamper their efforts.