As wildfires rage across Europe, where a heat wave has intensified drought conditions, volunteer firefighters near Athens, Greece battled a fierce blaze fueled by gale-force winds.
It has been more than a month since the last tropical storm, Colin.
While much of the United States is kicking off this weekend with heavy rain, extreme heat and even tornadoes, one area will experience the country's first winter storm warning of the season. Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, Alaska, issued a winter storm warning in the Brooks Range and a portion of the Alaskan North Slope. This is the first winter storm warning to be issued anywhere in the United States this snow season, which officially began on July 1. The signif
Several wildfires are burning across eastern Washington, scorching about 45,000 acres. Fire officials said they have made some progress in getting the Vantage Highway Fire under control, but said there are still a lot of unburned areas that could further fuel the fire. The Vantage Highway Fire flared up Monday and has burned at least 30,000 acres.
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Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stuck inside the park, officials said. The park near the California-Nevada state line received 1.46 inches (3.71 centimeters) of rain at the Furnace Creek area.
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A tornado was to blame for the destruction on Smith Island, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday. Several homes and buildings were damaged.
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Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
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Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.
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More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the shrinking Colorado River reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. National Park Service officials said rangers were called to the reservoir between Nevada and Arizona around 11 a.m. Saturday after skeletal remains were discovered at Swim Beach.
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Forecasts for wind gusts of up to 30 mph pose risk of spreading deadly McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.
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'I can't do it again': Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change?
Appalachia is facing a harsh reality after historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 37 people and raising urgent climate questions.
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Deer hunters will have the option of another weapon this fall as air powered arrow rifles have been legalized for hunting in Oklahoma.
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Since 1818, the Old Farmers' Almanac has offered long-range forecasts along with advice on planting, fishing, astronomy and household help.
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The research team will work with a modified Boeing 737 aircraft to test new ammonia-fueled jet engines.
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As Death Valley dries off from near record rains, some see the fingerprints of climate change
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Wildlife biologists confirmed that the jaguar captured by a Sonoran trail camera is El Jefe, the same cat that once roamed Arizona's mountains.
Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms have brought intense flooding to portions of the Southwest in recent days and weeks due to the North American monsoon kicking on all cylinders across the region. Many cities in the area received significantly more rainfall than normal for the month of July and AccuWeather forecasters say that the pattern isn't set to break anytime soon. The Southwest has been no stranger to heavy rain and flooding events recently. In Las Vegas, streets seemingly turned into
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...
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Because of the heavy rain threat the Denver7 weather team is issuing a Weather Action Day beginning late Saturday evening and Sunday. Up to 1 to 3 inches of rain could fall in as little as 45 minutes during a strong thunderstorm today.
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The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday shared a striking image showing silver carp leaping en masse during a scientific electrofishing operation.