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July 25, 2019

Heat Wave Grips Europe – Again – High Temp Records Smashed

For a second time this summer, unprecedented hot weather is disrupting daily life as high-temperature records are being broken across the European continent. It was nearly 109 degrees Fahrenheit in Paris yesterday according to Accuweather, breaking the previous...

July 21, 2019

Not Beating the Heat: Fires Across Arctic, Global Extremes in June

The U.S. heatwave over the weekend (and it was hot — New York and Boston both set high temp records on Saturday) overshadowed some disturbing new photos that emerged late last week of vast fires in Siberia due to dried out swaths of peatland (aka bogs or swamps)...

July 14, 2019

Alaska Burns Due to Vicious Heat Wave

By Alexandra Patel Extreme temperatures in Alaska are causing an outbreak of explosive wildfires throughout the state, with Fairbanks, Anchorage experiencing its warmest March to date, as reported recently by Our Daily Planet. Just in the week of July 3rd, more than...

July 7, 2019

Alaska Shatters High Temp Records

On Independence Day, Anchorage, Alaska hit its highest temperature in recorded history — 90 degrees — by five degrees and beat the previous high for the 4th of July by more than twenty degrees, as records were broken all around the state.  However, other...

June 11, 2019

Acting on Climate (Literally) Will Save Lives, It’s Science!

  According to a new study in the journal Science Advances, meeting the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals of keeping the rise of global average temperatures to 1.5° C could substantially mitigate heat-related mortality in U.S. cities. This new study is one of the...

June 7, 2019

Deadly Heat Wave Making Conditions Unlivable in India

A brutal heat wave that’s seen temperatures of 122° persist across much of India is in its second week with no signs of cooler conditions ahead. Officials have been pouring water on roads to prevent them from melting while Indians struggle to sleep and work in...