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Detroit Hit With Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding

Detroit Hit With Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding

Detroit Flood 2021- what a mess and more rain is on the way ! @Local4News #flood #Detroit pic.twitter.com/jQtDk2doBD — Karen Drew (@KarenDrewTV) June 26, 2021 by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Over the weekend, seven inches of rain fell onto Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan, bringing devastating flooding that fully submerged cars on freeways and […]

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Heat Islands Offer No Escape from Extreme Weather

Heat Islands Offer No Escape from Extreme Weather

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As Boston gets warmer due to climate change, city officials worry that “heat islands” — areas with little green space — will continue to make summers more difficult for the city’s low-income and minority neighborhoods. While cities tend to be warmer than suburban areas, city heat doesn’t reach the […]

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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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