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Human remains found at drought-hit Lake Mead for 4th time since May

The first ever "straw" is put into Lake Mead to bring water to Las Vegas, is shown on July 28, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.
The old Basic Management Inc. intake pipe at Saddle Island, the first ever "straw" put into Lake Mead to bring water to Las Vegas, is shown in July in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Atlantic hurricane season still looks unusually active, NOAA warns

Satellite view of Hurricane Laura making landfall in Louisiana at night on August 27, 2020.
Satellite view of Hurricane Laura making landfall in Louisiana at night on August 27, 2020. (NOAA/NASA Earth Observatory)

July heat records shattered across the U.S.

Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Science

In photos: McKinney Fire in California burns more than 57,500 acres amid perilous conditions

 the ruins of a property in the community of Klamath River, which burned in the McKinney Fire in Klamath National Forest, northwest of Yreka, California, on July 31
The ruins of a property in the community of Klamath River, which burned in the McKinney Fire in Klamath National Forest, on July 31. Photo: David Mcnew/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Aug 1, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Kentucky flooding death toll rises to at least 37

A residential neighborhood that was hit by flooding in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 30.
A residential neighborhood that was hit by flooding in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 30. Photo: Michael Swensen/Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Updated Aug 1, 2022 - Energy & Environment

California wildfire explodes in size amid "critical" risk

River-front property in the community of Klamath River lies in ruins after it burned in the McKinney Fire in the Klamath National Forest, northwest of Yreka, California, on July 31, 2022.
River-front property in the community of Klamath River on July 31. Photo: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

53 large wildfires burn across the U.S. amid heat wave threat

A firefighter helmet hangs at the entrance to a property in the community of Klamath River, which burned in the McKinney Fire, in Klamath National Forest, northwest of Yreka, California, on July 31.
A firefighter helmet hangs at the entrance to a property in the community of Klamath River, which burned in the McKinney Fire, in Klamath National Forest, northwest of Yreka, California, on Sunday. Photo: David Mcnew/AFP via Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Updated Aug 1, 2022 - Science

At least seven heat-related deaths suspected in Pacific Northwest

Medical officer during a heat wave
A Medical Services Officer with the Shoreline Fire Department, checks the blood pressure of a homeless man at a tent encampment during the hottest part of the day on July 26 in Shoreline, Washington. Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images

25 dead in Kentucky after catastrophic flooding in Appalachia

Aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28.
An aerial view of homes submerged in flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on Friday. Photo: Leandro Lozada/AFP via Getty Images