Each day on the front lines of California’s largest wildfire, firefighters start their shifts noting their safety zones and escape routes. Flames from the Mendocino Complex are still ripping through thousands of acres a day.
A storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several rescues of people from high waters in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said Wednesday that 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr., both of rural Elk City, drowned Tuesday night when their vehicle was swept off a county road. Rains also damaged the shoulder of Interstate 44 in southwestern Oklahoma City.
Stuart Palley turned 30 last week, but he missed his birthday celebration back home in Southern California. In lieu of cake and candles, he drove hours north to photograph the impact of recent wildfires on Yosemite. "This was the best birthday present I could have gotten," he said, speaking by phone from a viewpoint in Yosemite. "I can celebrate my birthday any time," he continued. "I don't always get to photograph El Capitan and Glacier ...
<p>Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.</p>
Even the seas are seeing heat waves. A new study finds the number of "marine heat waves" roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016. Scientists say such events will likely become more common and intense as the planet warms. Prolonged periods of extreme heat in the oceans can damage kelp forests and coral reefs, and harm fish and other marine life. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
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As wildfires continue to rage throughout eastern Washington, officials said on Tuesday that air quality in Seattle was worse than that of Beijing.
<p>Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said.</p>
Forget about cooling down -- according to a new scientific forecast, the years-long warm streak we've been enduring is likely to continue until at least 2022.&nbsp;
Heat waves aren’t just for land lubbers. Climate change has turned the oceans into cauldrons of scalding water, upending marine ecosystems around the world.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency
As Rob Walker drove into Yosemite, he briefly reconsidered the camping trip he was about to take with a small group of friends and family. The outing is a tradition. Walker’s family always stays at the North Pines Campground near the Merced River, with Kaleigh Burn and her family. But on Tuesday, the group had a moment when, impressed by the power of the Ferguson fire, they were unsure. “We came through on Highway 140 — active fire is still going...
Sub-tropical depression five has formed over the central Atlantic and is expected to develop into a subtropical storm later on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Flash floods caused by pre-dawn downpours in upstate New York washed out bridges, submerged vehicles, clogged yards and roads with debris and temporarily trapped dozens of people in their homes. No deaths were reported from Tuesday's flooding, however. Officials say recovery work is underway to repair damaged roads, washed out bridges and tree-clogged waterways. A woman sleeping in her camper was trapped inside as floodwaters swept it into one of the lakes, but she was rescued.
Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage each year, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories.&nbsp;
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck the Inland Empire Tuesday afternoon.&nbsp;
Heavy floodwaters have engulfed parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
A low pressure system located about 800 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, has a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical or subtropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory on Tuesday.
The intensity and length of fires has grown significantly because of climate change – and it could get worse.
<p>Some of the most populated cities across the United States are also some of the hottest places to be during the summer with temperatures regularly climbing above 100 F.</p>
<p>While many across the Midwest have enjoyed a string of warm and dry days, heavy rain inundating the central Plains will soon overspread the region.</p>
Heat now kills more Americans than floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters – but cities are facing it almost entirely alone
An Arizona teen was struck by lightning and lived to tell the tale. A surveillance camera caught the moment lightning struck 13-year-old Josiah Wiedman and his friend in a park. A witness administered CPR until Josiah could be brought to a hospital. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma for three days. He says he woke up in the hospital not knowing what happened. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano (https://twitter.com/MaraMontalbano) has more.
The Howe Ridge Fire, which started Aug. 11, 2018, burned structures on the north end of Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park.
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