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California Wildfire Destroys 1 Home, Prompts New Evacuations

BEAUMONT, Calif. — A wildfire northwest of Palm Springs flared up Saturday, with evacuation orders for thousands of people as firefighters fought the blaze in triple-degree heat. An unspecified number of homes were in the path of the flames but …

Texas Power Demand to Hit Record Highs as Heat Bakes State

Demand for electricity in Texas will reach record levels on Monday and Tuesday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave baking much of the U.S. Southeast, according to projections by the state’s power grid operator. …

Europe Heat Wave Set to Break Records: Paris Hotter Than Cairo

Europe’s latest summer heatwave broke heat records just weeks after the continent recorded its hottest ever June, fueling concern that a shifting climate is making extreme weather events more frequent. Germany probably set a new all-time temperature record of 106.7 …

ConEd Faces Expanded Probe After Heat Wave Forces Power Shutdown

Consolidated Edison Inc. said it would be ready for the heat wave. It wasn’t, and instead was forced to shut off power to prevent damage to its equipment. In all, at least 53,000 customers lost electricity Sunday as a heat …

Heat Wave Broils Eastern, Central U.S., Utilities Poised for Demand

NEW YORK — A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C., and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power …

Alaska’s Heat Wave Fuels Dangerous Smoke, Melts Glaciers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s heat wave is driving wildfires and melting glaciers, choking the state’s biggest cities with smoke and bloating rivers with meltwater. In Anchorage, home to about 40 percent of Alaskans, the National Weather Service issued a dense …

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 …