The heat is expansive and downright dangerous to public health.Jul 28, 2021 - Energy & Environment
It's been hotter in parts of Montana than it has in Dallas, Texas, in recent weeks.Updated Jul 27, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Lake Powell and the Great Salt Lake are both at their lowest capacity on record.Jul 27, 2021 - Energy & Environment
The next heat event will be long-lived and expansive, though some will escape the worst of it.Jul 23, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Floods have displaced hundreds of thousands of people across Henan province.Jul 22, 2021 - World
Starting next week, the National Weather Service will begin using more specific lingo to alert residents to the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorms — similar to tornado and flash-flood warnings.
Why it matters: 13 of the 22 billion-dollar weather and climate events in the U.S. last year were severe thunderstorms.
What to expect:
The Pacific Northwest is once again in the midst of a heat wave after already seeing its worst such event on record this summer. Temperatures are soaring into the low 100s in some areas, while dangerous heat is also affecting the South Central states and Gulf Coast.
Why it matters: The occurrence of yet another heat wave during a drought in the West is ratcheting up wildfire risks. The heat itself is a major public health risk, as extreme heat is typically the biggest annual weather-related cause of mortality in the U.S.
We’re certainly not trying to minimize the disaster of Pinellas County’s red tide fish kill, but we really want you to understand just how much 1,600 tons of dead fish is — and how its scale affects our local environment.
Of note: This isn’t even all of it. Since our last update, the amount of dead fish recovered has increased to 1,687 tons, according to the county.
Organizers in Wisconsin postponed the biggest air show in the U.S. as a severe storm system threatened the Midwest with potentially hurricane-force winds, tornados, hail and thunderstorms overnight.
Threat level: More than 5.9 million people could be affected by the storm system — which saw the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, postpone events due to be held Wednesday until the following evening amid the threat of 90 mph winds.
We are now at 1,624 tons of dead fish that have been pulled from the waters surrounding Pinellas County.
Some scale: The heaviest blue whale on record weighed 200 tons. This is more than eight times that.
The recent deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, during which all-time temperature records were shattered by several degrees, is a prologue to what is coming across much of the U.S., Europe and Asia, a new study finds.
Why it matters: The study shows that the rate of climate change is an under-appreciated driver of extreme heat, and that today's quickening pace of warming virtually guarantees more extreme temperature records in coming decades.
California's biggest wildfire merged with another blaze as it razed homes in a remote region in the state's north Sunday.