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Western Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate Homes

Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. The fires Sunday caused evacuations in Glacier National Park in Montana and many other parts of the West; compelled crews …

Study Predicts More Days of Record Heat in the Future

The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens. Under normal conditions, without extra heat-trapping gases from …

Hottest 5 Years Ever for Earth

Earth experienced its hottest half-decade on record between 2011 and 2015 and the floods, droughts and storms unleashed by rising temperatures are likely only a prelude to new weather extremes, the World Meteorological Organization said. As delegates from almost 200 …

Earth’s Record Heat Sticks Around Despite El Nino’s Departure

Earth’s persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally, June was the 14th straight record hot month, with …

Globe Breaks May Temperature Record

Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, U.S. experts say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday said May’s average temperature on Earth …