More record temperatures are likely to fall Thursday as the wildfire threat escalates.Updated 15 hours ago - Energy & Environment
Death Valley, California could approach its hottest-ever readings.Updated Jun 16, 2021 - Energy & Environment
The heat could shatter Las Vegas' all-time high temperature record of 117°F.Updated Jun 15, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Las Vegas may see its hottest temperature on record, as a relentless heat wave settles in for the week.Updated Jun 14, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Temperatures hit 125.2 degrees in the United Arab Emirates, tying an all-time national record.Jun 8, 2021 - Energy & Environment
A record-breaking heatwave in the western part of the United States has caused fires in Montana, Arizona and California.
Why it matters: The West is already experiencing an intense drought, which studies show is being exacerbated by climate change. In the coming days, more than 40 million people in the West and Southwest could see temperatures exceed 100°F.
A new detailed map reveals more than half of the world’s network of rivers and streams runs dry for at least one day each year.
Why it matters: Knowing how often and for how long rivers stop flowing is important for managing water resources and conserving species adapted to these unique ecosystems, but so-called nonperennial rivers are understudied and often overlooked.
Two wildfires in eastern Arizona have triggered evacuation orders for hundreds of people as they burned across some 60,000 acres Sunday, per CNN.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) issued a declaration on Thursday that urges residents to pray for rain as the state experiences record drought.
Why it matters: At least 90% of the state is currently experiencing "extreme" to "exceptional" drought, the two worst categories, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.