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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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jordan Howell

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

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”.
In the Media by Sara Star - 18 comments

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.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 21 comments

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.
In the Media by ashley.woods4 - 9 comments

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BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco s famous Dolores Park on Tuesday an...
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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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