The Oak Fire, which broke out Friday on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park, is forcing evacuations. Fueled by the ongoing drought and relentless heatwave, the fire has now destroyed at least 10 structures and torched over 6,500 acres. Tom Wait has more.
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First Street Foundation --- whose property-level climate-risk studies can be used by homebuyers --- adds a heat model to its tool for floods and wildfires.
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The Farmers' Almanac's 2022-2023 Extended Weather Forecast predicts an early start to winter, which should be cold and snowy.
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When most people hear the word “tsunami,” they may imagine a massive wave, but that’s actually a misconception that researchers in Washington state are trying to correct.
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Environmental conditions are unfavorable for the system east of Florida to strengthen.
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Climate change has already doubled the likelihood of catastrophic flooding in the state, researchers found, and without a limit on greenhouse gas emissions, it'll only get worse.
Summertime heat is set to build across the West as a gradual shift in the weather pattern occurs this week. Forecasters say temperatures will steadily climb between 10 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average in the upcoming days in cities such as Seattle, Portland and Medford, Oregon. "Much like recent hot stretches, this will be caused by a large bulge in the jet stream, acting to keep the storm track lifted north and allowing temperatures to surge in the coming days," explained AccuWeather Met
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Scientists say climate change increases the likelihood of the recurrence of a 'megaflood' like the Great Flood of 1862.
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Hottest days of the year could double or quadruple in 30 years, says new First Street Foundation Report.
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue across South Texas this week after a tropical disturbance dropped six inches in some areas.
Regions that rely on the Yangtze, China's longest river, are having to deploy pumps and cloud-seeding rockets as a long drought depletes water levels and threatens crops, and a heatwave is set to last another two weeks. The Yangtze's middle and lower reaches have faced temperatures in excess of 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) over the past month, with experts blaming climate change-induced variations in the western Pacific subtropical high, a major determinant of summer weather throughout east Asia. With the autumn harvest under threat, the agriculture ministry has deployed 25 teams to key regions to take action to protect crops, the Shanghai government's Guangming Daily newspaper reported.
A massive crack in a pipe at the Lake Huron water treatment facility has impacted the water access of more than 130,000 people across several communities in Metro Detroit. Residents in the village of Almont, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Imlay City, Rochester, Shelby Township, and Washington Township should continue boiling their water before using it.
- The Sheboygan Press
Lake Michigan levels could lead to more flooding and erosion in the future. Here's how Sheboygan is preparing for rising waters.
Sheboygan is preparing for future flooding and erosion that could result from fluctuating water levels in Lake Michigan.
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Federal officials are expected next month to rename five creeks and a stream on federal land in Kansas because their names include the word "squaw."
Mudslides forced road closures in the Forest Falls area of San Bernardino County this weekend after heavy rains
In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, two elephants can be seen rushing to save a drowning baby elephant. In what appears to be footage from Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea’s capital, the calf can be seen falling into a large pool of water. An adult elephant who is thought to be the baby elephant’s mother begins to panic, and another adult elephant rushes over.
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The boy was snorkeling with his family at the time.
The governor of West Virginia declared a state of emergency in two counties Monday after record-setting rainfall caused significant flash flooding overnight, damaging over 100 homes in Kanawha County, washing out bridges and prompting a number of water rescues. Floodwaters rushed into the county Sunday evening into Monday morning, with some areas of Kanawha receiving up to 6 inches of rain in a short period of time. As of 9 a.m. EDT Monday, more than 500 emergency calls had come into the local 9
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A pipe dream, or a possibility? Water experts debate 1,500-mile aqueduct from Cajun Country to Lake Powell.
Other ideas to solve the West's water woes are equally complicated: Toting icebergs from the Arctic, desalinating ocean water or manufacturing rain.