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Utah Hiker Dies After Running Out of Water

Woman is 4th hiker to die this month in southern Utah parks

(Newser) - Another hiker has died amid high temperatures in southern Utah. Authorities say a 56-year-old was found unresponsive on a trail in Quail Creek State Park on Sunday and efforts to save her life were unsuccessful, USA Today reports. According to the Hurricane City Police Department, temperatures reached 106 degrees that...

Motorcyclist Dies as Temps in Death Valley Break Record

Temperature hit 128 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend

(Newser) - A group of six motorcyclists riding through a portion of Death Valley National Park experienced a lethal emergency Saturday amid record-breaking heat. One member of the group died from heat exposure and another was transported to Las Vegas and hospitalized with "severe heat illness," while the others were...

Search for American Missing in Greece Called Off

Albert Calibet's family suspects foul play

(Newser) - The search for a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who went missing on a Greek island last month has ended without success, relatives say. NBC News reports. Albert Calibet, 59, disappeared during a solo hike June 11 on the island of Amorgos. Brother Oliver Calibet said Monday that...

More Than 1,300 Died During Hajj Pilgrimage: Saudi Arabia

Temperatures reached 117 degrees

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put the number of pilgrims who died in the scorching heat during this year's Hajj pilgrimage at more than 1,300. Health Minister Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel said on state TV that 83% of the fatalities were among unauthorized pilgrims who walked long distances in...

Hundreds of Heat Records May Fall This Week
Get Ready for
a Hot Week,

Get Ready for a Hot Week, America

Hundreds of temperature records may fall this week as a heat wave sweeps the nation

(Newser) - Summer is still officially a few days away, but this week is going to be a hot one across much of America, with temperatures more akin to those seen deep in July or August. "Hundreds" of temperature records may be surpassed over the next few days, with the National...

They Ran Out of Water. He Shielded Her With His Body

Rescuers find couple huddled in Joshua Tree amid triple-digit temps last weekend

(Newser) - A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday, the man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office...

Eastern US Is About to Feel the Heat

Record high temperatures possible in the early part of next week as heat dome moves north

(Newser) - The east coast, already experiencing one of the warmest years on record, is about to get a taste of the intense heat lately inflicted on the west coast. Record high temperatures are possible in the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast early next week as a heat dome centered over northern...

11 End Up in Hospital While Waiting for Trump Rally

Heat-related injuries took place in Phoenix, where temps reached a record 112 degrees

(Newser) - Neither a series of criminal indictments or even a guilty verdict is keeping fans of Donald Trump away from his rallies—nor is extreme heat. Temps around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous daily record from eight years prior, but that didn'...

Delhi Temps Shatter Record, Lead to Water Shortage
In India's Capital,
a 'Sweaty Mess'

In India's Capital, a 'Sweaty Mess'

One reading Wednesday in Delhi showed temps of around 126 degrees Fahrenheit, a record for the city

(Newser) - It was even hotter on Wednesday in New Delhi than experts had predicted it would be, and those temps led to a new record: 50.5 degrees Celsius, or nearly 123 degrees Fahrenheit, the Indian capital's hottest day ever, reports the Guardian . The mercury-busting stat was recorded in the...

In Sultry Mexico, Monkeys Fall 'Out of the Trees Like Apples'

More than 157 howler monkeys have perished in state of Tabasco due to heat wave

(Newser) - The number of heat-related howler monkey deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering, the AP reports. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a hundred parrots, bats and...

As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

Miami Heat Wave 'Completely Off the Charts'

This is May!?

(Newser) - There's still a week left in the month, and already it's the hottest May ever recorded in Miami as gauged by the heat index—leaving residents fearing the intense heat that surely awaits in summer. Late last week, the city's National Weather Service issued a heat advisory,...

New Heat Alert System Has a Level Worse Than Red

Magenta will be used for 'rare and/or long-duration extreme heat with little to no overnight relief'

(Newser) - Forget about red hot. A new color-coded heat warning system relies on magenta to alert Americans to the most dangerous conditions they may see this summer. The National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday—Earth Day—presented a new online heat risk system that...

Working in Extreme Heat Doubles Stillbirth Risk
Working in Extreme Heat
Doubles Stillbirth Risk
new study

Working in Extreme Heat Doubles Stillbirth Risk

Exposure to high temperatures had profound effects on pregnant workers in India

(Newser) - New research suggests that working in extreme heat doubles pregnancy risks like stillbirth and miscarriage, exposing greater vulnerability for expecting women as global temperatures rise. The study , which was funded by the Indian government and conducted by the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER), followed 800 women...

The Toll of Heat on One US County by the Numbers

Arizona's Maricopa sets unfortunate record with 645 heat-related deaths in 2023

(Newser) - Plenty of Americans got a taste of just how brutal last summer's heatwaves were. But "many communities miss or don't report the true toll of heat," NBC News reports, meaning the issue can go overlooked. That's not the case in Arizona's largest county, Maricopa,...

In Latest Climate Report, a 'Warning to Humanity'

Earth hit threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius over an entire year, with hottest January on record

(Newser) - World leaders walked away from the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference with the aim to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. We've now hit that threshold over a yearlong period, European climate monitors announced Thursday. February...

Heater Was 1,000 Degrees in Home Where Couple Died

Family reported 'fiddling' with water heater before the bodies were found in South Carolina

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say they discovered a couple dead in an "extremely hot" home where the temperature of the residence's heater was recorded at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Authorities were called to the home in Spartanburg around 6pm Saturday to perform a welfare check on...

EU Scientists Confirm Unwanted Weather Milestone

2023 was the hottest year on record, by a mile

(Newser) - It's the record everyone knew was coming : The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said Tuesday that 2023 was the hottest year on record, reports Reuters . What's more, those records go back only to 1850, and the EU scientists say 2023 was probably the hottest year of...

Taylor Swift Fan Dies at Concert Held in Record Heat

The singer, who called for water to be given to Rio de Janeiro audience, cancels next show

(Newser) - A criminal investigation has begun into the death Friday of a fan attending a Taylor Swift concert held in extreme heat in Rio de Janeiro, and the performer canceled her concert scheduled for Saturday night. The show's organizers said in a statement that Ana Clara Benevides Machado was brought...

Hiker Might've Died in Texas Desert if Not for '3 Miracles'
'3 Miracles' Saved
This Texas Hiker

'3 Miracles' Saved This Texas Hiker

Jeff Hahn tells 'Texas Highways' of survival amid intense, often deadly heat

(Newser) - A Texas man who spent 27 hours lost in the desert says he survived thanks to rescuers and "three miracles" that occurred before he met them. As Jeff Hahn tells Texas Highways via the Guardian , he was hiking with his adult daughter at Big Bend Ranch State Park in...

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