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Colorado River at drought tipping point

A man walks on a finger of exposed land at Lake Mead reservoir during the drought on July 9, 2022 in Boulder City, Nevada.
A man in July walks on a finger of exposed land at Lake Mead reservoir during the drought in Boulder City, Nevada. Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Europe faces heat wave, raging wildfires and dire drought

Picture of a wildfire at night with a tree in the middle of the frame.
A silhouette on a road near burning trees at a wildfire near Belin-Beliet, southwestern France on Aug. 11, 2022. (Thibaud Moritz/AFP via Getty Images)

Drought threatens 60% of EU and U.K. as Europe faces "critical situation"

A map of drought-hit countries across the EU
Photo: European Drought Observatory

Earth sees a top 3 hottest July, marked by deadly heat, flash floods

Flash flooding over McKinney Fire burn scar kills thousands of fish

A helicopter flying near smoke and flames from the McKinney Fire in the Klamath National Forest near Yreka, California, on Aug. 2.
A helicopter flying near smoke and flames from the McKinney Fire in the Klamath National Forest near Yreka, California, on Aug. 2. Photo: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

Flood rescues in Denver as Kentucky braces for another possible deluge

 A car is still partially submerged in Troublesome Creek in Perry County, Kentucky near Hazard on August 6.
A car is still partly submerged in Troublesome Creek in Perry County near Hazard, Kentucky, on Aug. 6. Photo: Michael Swensen/Getty Images

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.
A depleted Lake Mead in July, at the old Basic Management Inc. intake pipe on Saddle Island, the first "straw" put into the reservoir to take water to Las Vegas. 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.