Dark future? Climate change fuels higher heat, flood threats for children

Dark future? Climate change fuels higher heat, flood threats for children

Children will, on average, suffer seven times more heatwaves and nearly three times more droughts, floods and crop failures due to fast-accelerating climate change, found a report from aid agency Save the Children. Those in low- and middle-income countries will bear the brunt, with Afghan children likely to endure up to 18 times as many […]

Thunderstorms, heat fuel wildfires burning across West

Thunderstorms, heat fuel wildfires burning across West

Johnnie Brookwood had never heard of a road named Dixie when a wildfire began a month ago in the forestlands of Northern California. Within three weeks, it exploded into the largest wildfire burning in the U.S., destroying more than 1,000 homes and businesses including a lodge in the gold rush-era town of Greenville where she […]

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

California’s largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes Monday in the small northern California community of Greenville near the Plumas National Forest as strong winds stoked […]

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for […]

Heat wave sweeps Pacific Northwest, US Southeast

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Such record-smashing heat waves may become two to seven times more frequent around the world over the next few decades, scientists found in a study More than 60 million Americans across the Pacific Northwest and the US Southeast were under a heat advisory on Friday, facing temperatures well into the 100s and near-record high temperatures […]

Wildfires rage as US West grapples with heat wave, drought

Wildfires rage as US West grapples with heat wave, drought

Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region, straining power grids. The largest wildfire of the year in California — the Beckwourth Complex — was raging along the Nevada state line and has burned […]

Heat warnings in western US and Canada as wildfires burn

The western United States and Canada faced scorching temperatures to start the week, with heat warnings still in place Monday and authorities struggling to bring wildfires under control in both countries. Sweltering conditions hit much of the Pacific seaboard and as far inland as the western edge of the Rocky Mountains on Saturday and Sunday. […]

30 million people under heat alerts as western US swelters

A young girl splashes through a waterfall at a park in Washington on June 28, 2021 AFP The weekend’s hot weather follows another heat wave that struck the western US and Canada at the end of June Hot weather alerts are in place for more than 30 million people across the western United States after […]