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As Heat Rises, Cows 'Are Just Dropping'

'I've never seen anything like it,' Iowa farmer says

(Newser) - The summer heat has been deadly for hundreds of cows in Iowa and other states in the Midwest. Iowa officials say that on the last day of July, the world's hottest month on record, they received a request to dispose of almost 400 cows that had died from the...

Heat Sickens Hundreds at World Scout Jamboree

12-day event is being held in 'vast treeless area' in South Korea

(Newser) - The first World Scout Jamboree since the pandemic is being held amid South Korea's hottest summer in years—and the on-site hospital has been very busy. The Guardian reports that 138 people were treated for heat-related illness on Thursday alone, bringing the total to more than 700 in the...

Get Ready, East Coast: You're Next in Extreme Heat's Sights

Super-high temps are working their way from Midwest to Northeast, mid-Atlantic states

(Newser) - Nearly 200 million people in the United States, or 60% of the US population, are under a heat advisory or flood warning or watch and have been since Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat is forecast to "engulf" much of the eastern half of the United...

Congressman Holds 'Thirst Strike' on Capitol Steps

Greg Casar urges Biden administration to mandate water breaks for workers

(Newser) - On a sweltering day in Washington, DC, Rep. Greg Casar held an all-day "thirst strike" on the Capitol steps to demand federally mandated water breaks for workers. Casar is from Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a law to nullify local ordinances that mandate water breaks for construction...

Falling Down in Arizona Can Cause Severe Burns

Doctors are seeing a spike in injuries during heat wave

(Newser) - As Arizona continues to swelter under a record-breaking heat wave, doctors are seeing a surge in patients who have been burned just by coming into contact with the ground. Dr. Kevin Foster at the Arizona Burn Center at the Valleywise Health hospital in Phoenix tells CNN that the number of...

Italy's 'Week of Hell' Reaches Its Apex

Some 23 cities are on red alert due to the heat

(Newser) - Europe is baking yet again on Wednesday, with the BBC putting a spotlight on Italy and its "settimana infernale," as the media are calling it: The "week of hell." In that country, 23 cities—"from Trieste in the northeast to Messina in the southwest"—...

Phoenix Heat Melts a Record for US Cities

It's now been 110 or higher for 19 straight days

(Newser) - A dangerous 19th straight day of scorching heat in Phoenix set a record for US cities Tuesday, confined many residents to air-conditioned safety, and turned the usually vibrant metropolis into a ghost town. The city's record streak of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more stood out even amid sweltering temperatures...

Those Summer Vacations in Europe Aren't Going So Well

Wildfires and heat waves are making things really uncomfortable in Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Italy

(Newser) - Officials warned residents and tourists packing Mediterranean destinations on Tuesday to stay indoors during the hottest hours as the second heat wave in as many weeks hits the region and Greece, Spain, and Switzerland battled wildfires. In Italy, civil protection workers monitored crowds for people in distress from the heat...

5 Brutal Stats About the Heat in Phoenix

A record streak of days hitting 110 degrees is poised to fall soon

(Newser) - Much of the US is baking at the moment , and things will only get worse over the weekend for large swaths of the country. Phoenix in particular is feeling the brunt of it:
  • 110: The temperature has hit 110 degrees every day in July, and there's no end in

It's Very, Very Hot Across Much of America Right Now

One-third of Americans are under heat alerts

(Newser) - More than a third of Americans were under extreme heat advisories, watches, and warnings Thursday as a blistering heat wave that's been baking the nation spread further into California, forcing residents to seek out air conditioning or find other ways to stay cool in triple-digit temperatures. The sweltering conditions...

Marine Heat Wave Puts Florida in 'Uncharted Territory'

Temperatures are breaking records at sea as well as on land

(Newser) - Florida is dealing with record-breaking temperatures not just on land but in the surrounding waters, where a marine heat wave is posing a major threat to corals and other marine life. Water temperatures around Florida are in the mid-90s Fahrenheit, around 5 degrees higher than normal, and the heat wave...

It Was 100 Degrees Near the Arctic Circle on Saturday

In Northwest Territories, 'the hottest temperature recorded that far north in Canada'

(Newser) - Last week saw four straight days of record high temperatures . Over the weekend, yet more heat records were being set in Canada's Northwest Territories, which are experiencing what the BBC calls an "unprecedented" heat wave. Saturday's temperature of 37.4 degrees Celsius (99.3 Fahrenheit) in Fort...

Earth Sets 3rd Heat Record This Week
'Uncharted Territory:'
Heat Record Falls Again
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'Uncharted Territory:' Heat Record Falls Again

The planet set a 3rd heat record in a single week

(Newser) - Stop us if you've heard this before: Thursday was the hottest day on record for planet Earth, reports CNN . That now marks four straight days in which the all-time high was either tied or broken, and it makes July 3-6 the hottest four-day stretch on the books, notes Axios...

They're Not Using Umbrellas in Beijing Because of Rain

They're shielding themselves from extreme heat, with temps in north China reaching triple digits

(Newser) - Beijing and parts of northern China are experiencing record temperatures, with authorities urging people to limit their time outdoors. The Nanjiao observatory in southern Beijing on Saturday for the first time recorded temperatures above 104 degrees Fahrenheit for a third consecutive day, according to the China Meteorological Administration. In nearby...

Beijing Just Had Its Hottest-Ever June Day

Northern China swelters under heat wave

(Newser) - China's capital raised its hot weather warning to red, the highest on the scale, Thursday as temperatures set a new record for June. Temperatures recorded at Beijing's main weather station hit 41.1 degrees Celsius—106 degrees Fahrenheit—on Thursday, the highest since detailed records began in 1961,...

Texas to Overheated Locals: Cut Back on Power to Save Grid

Other parts of South also suffering from sweltering temps, post-storm power outages

(Newser) - Texas' power grid operator asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily cut back on electricity due to anticipated record demand on the system, as a heat wave kept large swaths of the state and southern US in triple-digit temperatures. On the last day of spring, the sweltering heat felt more like the...

After Heat Kills Dozens, Doctors Issue Warning

They're telling people over 60 in India's Uttar Pradesh to stay indoors during daytime

(Newser) - At least 34 people have died in the past two days as a large swath of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh swelters under severe heat, officials said Saturday, prompting doctors to advise residents over 60 to stay indoors during the daytime. The dead were all over 60 years...

Seattle Doesn't Usually Hit 90 Till July. This Year Is Different

Heat advisory is in effect in Pacific Northwest, where temps may soar 30 degrees above average

(Newser) - It's been a hot one in the Pacific Northwest over the past few days, and it looks like residents there will have to endure the extreme weather for at least a little longer. The New York Times reports that upward of 12 million people are sweating it out under...

El Niño Could Bring 'Unprecedented Heatwaves' This Year

And 2024 will be 'off the chart,' scientists say

(Newser) - The El Niño climate phenomenon helped make 2016 the hottest year on record—and its return later this year could bring even higher temperatures amid "unprecedented heatwaves," scientists say. Forecasters say the pattern in the Pacific Ocean, which affects conditions around the world, is set to flip...

Young Hiker Dies Amid Staggering Arizona Heat

Other hikers needed to be rescued from the Spur Cross Trailhead Mountain on Monday

(Newser) - The typical temperature at Phoenix's international airport on Sept. 5 is 103. The actual temp there yesterday hit 109, and that heat proved deadly on a trail some 30 miles to the north in Cave Creek. NBC News reports the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office fielded a call just...

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