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Deadly heatwave to hit large part of U.S. next week

A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the extreme heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks.

COVID-19 plus heat-wave signals water shortages over the summer

People in the U.K. have been asked to preserve water, in the facing of impending water shortages. This is something that has been driven by the recent heatwave and a consequence of more people working at home as a result of COVID-19.

Beaches are not always the best choice during a heat wave

From Vancouver, British Columbia to Michigan and Maine, beaches are being closed due to contamination by a nasty bug that can make humans and pets sick - E. coli. or the health risks associated with toxic algae blooms.

North Pole experiencing temperatures 50 degrees above normal

North Pole is experiencing a heat wave three days before Christmas as depleted sea ice is drawing warm year into the region pushing temperatures 50 degrees above normal level

U.S. Southwest bracing for triple-digit heatwave this weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting extreme heat this weekend for the central Plains and the desert Southwest. Temperatures will rise to the triple digits.

Jody Wheeler: Screenwriter, producer and director Special

The screenwriting graduate from the University of California began his career writing for 'Inside/Outside The Beltway,' a groundbreaking TV series from the 1990s. He has since moved on to directing and producing, where he also seems rather at home.

Iran heat index near record 163 degrees, fatalities reported

The Middle East has been hit with near record temperatures and humidity this week, leading to the Iraq government mandating a holiday. Iran recorded the second highest heat index Friday that feels like 163 degrees Fahrenheit (72.8 Celsius).

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' closed after collapse and death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.

VIDEO: Bear seeks refuge from heat in California swimming pool

Sierra Madre - As thousands of residents in southern California attempt to escape the stifling heat plaguing the area, wildlife are also seeking refuge from the triple digit temperatures, prompting a bear to take a dip in one neighborhood pool.

Highway tunnel closed by overheated reindeer in Norway

Hammerfest - Norway is experiencing unusually high summer temperatures at present and on Monday, authorities were forced to close part of a motorway in the Arctic north, after reindeer sought shady refuge in a road tunnel.

Minnesota teachers and students ready for a new year Special

Minneapolis - It's that time again. The start of another school year. Parents are getting ready to transfer the responsibility of looking after their kids during the day to any number of school systems in the country for five days a week.

Three-quarters of Spain under extreme risk of fire

With a continuing heatwave spreading across the country, 17 Spanish provinces have been placed on a state of high alert due to fire risks.

Heatwaves linked to increases in bowel diseases

The recent run of higher temperatures in many parts of the world have been associated with an increase in inflammatory bowel disease-related hospital admissions.

NOAA to track 'sudden drought changes' with new monthly forecasts Special

Citing President Obama’s call from last week’s climate speech for federal agencies to help communities prepare for extreme weather events, NOAA said yesterday that it will begin releasing monthly drought outlooks, or MDOs.

Brushfires ravage parts of Tasmania, stranding thousands

Dunalley - Raging brushfires in parts of the Australian island of Tasmania have destroyed nearly 100 homes, stranding thousands of residents and claiming at least one life.

Infant left in hot car dies, toddler suffers heat-related seizure

Indianapolis - This past weekend two children in Indiana were left in hot cars. One infant died and a toddler was rescued, but suffered a heat-related seizure and was in critical condition.

Strong storm rips through Virginia following record-setting heat Special

Two are dead and millions are without power in Virginia this morning after a powerful storm ripped through the area late last night.

Texas drought likely into 2012 as La Niña re-emerges

Dallas - Facing record-setting high temperatures with each passing day, Texas received more bad news this week as reports indicate La Niña will reform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, suggesting the state's devastating drought is likely to extend well into 2012.

US heat wave deaths climb to 24, heat to intensify

Washington - A scorching heat wave in the US, anchored in the Midwest and spreading across the country to the Northeast, continues wreaking havoc on millions of Americans, and has been blamed for at least 24 deaths, including the latest, an 18-year-old landscaper.

Heat wave in Toronto will stay through the weekend

Toronto - Today at Metro Hall in Toronto an extreme heat cooling centre is in place to deal with the heat wave hitting the city. The forecast is calling for Friday to be slightly cooler but still dangerously hot.

Heat wave in US kills thousands of chickens and turkeys

Thousands of chickens and turkeys at farms in North Carolina and Kansas died as temperatures soared to around 43C (110F) this week.

Heat wave kills 66 in Japan, thousands hospitalized

At least 66 people died of heat stroke and more than 15,000 others were brought to various hospitals in Japan for treatment due to soaring summer temperature.

Heat wave in Moscow expected for another week, Kvas sales up

Moscow - In the worst heat wave to hit Russia in forty years, sweltering heat is driving up the demand for a favourite national drink, known as Kvas, a fermented drink made from wheat, rye, barley or as some put it, “bread”.

New York City triathlon competitor in critical condition

New York - It was New York City's 10th Annual Nautica Triathlon in Central Park Sunday, but the contestants had to struggle against extreme heat and humidity. A London contestant collapsed right at the end of the race, and was rushed to hospital.

UN Heritage Site Banaue Rice Terraces Attacked by Giant Worms

Baguio - Banaue Rice Terraces, known in the Philippines as the 'Eight Wonder of the World' and recorded as a UN Heritage site, is in danger of being ruined due to infestation and severe drought caused by El Nino-induced summer heat.

Philippine Temperature Soars to 37 Degrees Celsius

The early summer heat has wreak havoc on Philippine agricultural and commercial sectors as temperature soared to almost 37 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country Sunday causing huge damage to agricultural crops due to lack of water for irrigation.

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo May Declare State of Emergency

Heavy damage on Philippine agriculture and the deteriorating power supply situation in almost all parts of the country caused by el nino may force congress to grant President Gloria Arroyo emergency power to immediately address the situation.

Worst heat wave in 50 years in Rio de Janeiro kills 32

Rio De Janeiro - As the northeastern part of the United States continues to get slammed with massive blizzards, Brazil is experiencing a heat wave that has not been seen in the last 50 years with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius.

Arctic: High Temperatures Surprise Experts

Never before recorded warm temperatures in the High Arctic this past summer were so extreme that researchers with a Queen’s University-led climate change project have begun revising their forecasts.

California Experiences A Heat Wave

Consumers in California have been asked by the utility companies to conserve energy during the heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring into the 100s. The use of so much energy to cool homes has led to power outages for over 4,000 people.

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The forecast highs do not include the heat index that would bring the  feels like  temperatures even...
The forecast highs do not include the heat index that would bring the "feels like" temperatures even higher.
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Nothing is finer than that first cup of coffee in the morning.
Nothing is finer than that first cup of coffee in the morning.
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Heat wave grips the outback in January  2013.
Heat wave grips the outback in January, 2013.
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BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco s famous Dolores Park on Tuesday an...
BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco's famous Dolores Park on Tuesday and Wednesday for the hottest days of the year so far. This photo was taken last April.
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Coffea arabica, Coffee Flowers Show - Matipó City - Minas Gerais State - Brazil.
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