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Report Outlines Climate Change’s Effect on States

A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region. OVERALL (contiguous 48 states) -The annual average temperature …

Searching for El Nino, Heat Wave Sparks Drought Concerns

Where did El Nino go? Winter has suddenly switched off the rain and flipped on heat up to 95 degrees in California, raising jitters that the strong El Nino might not be the drought-buster the crispy state had hoped. “Forget …

High Temperatures Next Week Won’t Rival July’s Heat

A burst of hotter weather next week in the eastern U.S., the Midwest and eastern Canada won’t rival last month’s heat wave, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC. Temperatures are expected to be 3 to 5 degrees …

Southern California, Sierra Nevada Heat Wave This Week

Interior areas of Southern California and parts of the Sierra Nevada are in for high heat and increased fire danger this week, forecasters said Monday. The National Weather Service said a strong, upper-level high centered over the Great Basin will …

Dry Skies Threaten U.S. Corn Crop as Heat Wave Breaks

The withering U.S. corn crop is gaining some respite from a record heat wave this week but new weather forecasts offered scant signs of the rainfall it urgently needs to avoid the worst drought damage in nearly a quarter century. …

Storms: Mid-Atlantic Power Outages Could Last Days

It could be several more days before electricity is restored to areas hit by vicious storms that killed at least 13 people and left 3 million power customers to negotiate sweltering temperatures without air conditioning. Across a swath from Indiana …

Heat Wave Triggering Wildfires in Eastern Europe

Officials and residents in the Balkans are trying to cope with a near-record heat wave as temperatures soar across much of eastern Europe, with wildfires raging and some people collapsing on the streets. In Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and …

Heat Wave Fosters Toxic Algae in Oklahoma Lakes

A prolonged heat wave in the central U.S. is fostering the growth of a dangerous form of algae in lakes and ponds, threatening swimmers and livestock and scaring away tourists during the busy summer season. Blue-green algae are actually bacteria …