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Stay Classy, Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Stay Classy, Connect Extreme Weather to Climate Change

Axios reported this week that while coverage of climate change by media outlets has increased, this pales in comparison to the coverage that weather receives. Groups like Climate Central have launched new tools that can help journalists understand the local impacts of climate change while the Weather Channel has committed to tying climate change to […]

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Siberian Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees, Shattering Records

Siberian Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees, Shattering Records

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As temperatures hit record highs in the Western U.S. this week, another heatwave was brewing in Siberia. New satellite imagery showed that ground temperatures in the Arctic circle topped 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts say that rising temperatures like these in the world’s coldest regions threaten oceans, permafrost, forests, and more. Moreover, experts say that […]

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A Long, Hot Summer In Store for the West and Northern U.S.

A Long, Hot Summer In Store for the West and Northern U.S.

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Weather Channel reported that this summer will be especially hot for the Western and Northern parts of the United States—from the Great Lakes to the Plains and Northwest— through September. Meanwhile, Texas and the Deep South will tend to be less hot than average.  We’ve seen a preview […]

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Heat Wave Sweeps Western U.S. Sparking Fires, Breaking Records

Heat Wave Sweeps Western U.S. Sparking Fires, Breaking Records

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A widespread June heatwave is wreaking havoc in the west, threatening blackouts and the outbreak of wildfires. Regions accustomed to heat are expected to break record temperatures, while Colorado has issued its first-ever excessive heat warning. As a result, millions of people are now under heat advisories in California, Arizona, […]

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Grid Operators Urge Residents to Conserve Power Ahead of Major Heatwave

Grid Operators Urge Residents to Conserve Power Ahead of Major Heatwave

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A record-setting heatwave is brewing across much of the West, threatening to worsen the already dire drought conditions and push electric grids to the brink. California’s power grid operator is urging residents to conserve power in response to the heatwave. The California Independent System Operator is trying to avoid implementing […]

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The Inequity of Extreme Heat Must Be Addressed

The Inequity of Extreme Heat Must Be Addressed

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Climate change is raising temperatures, but it’s not being felt equally. In the U.S., people of color and low-income communities are exposed to higher temperatures and more smog than white residents. Two new studies show this correlation:  A survey of temperatures across 175 of the largest U.S. cities found […]

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