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Ukrainians Warned a Horrific Winter Looms

Rolling electricity blackouts will likely occur through March due to Russian attacks

(Newser) - Ukraine could face rolling blackouts throughout the entirety of winter because Russian airstrikes have caused "colossal" damage to the power grid, officials said. To cope, authorities are urging Ukrainians to stock up on supplies and evacuate hard-hit areas. Sergey Kovalenko, the CEO of private energy provider DTEK Yasno, said...

Heat Exhaustion Got to Her. He Went for Help, Never Returned

Body of Tim Sgrignoli, 29, found 4 days after hike with girlfriend in sweltering California mountains

(Newser) - The alerts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department began late Sunday, noting the rescue of a female hiker suffering from mild heat exhaustion in the mountains over Gaviota, California, per NBC News . The initial post in that series of tweets from Scott Safechuck reported that the "search continues...

'Extreme Heat Belt' Emerging in US
'Extreme Heat Belt'
Emerging in US
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'Extreme Heat Belt' Emerging in US

Nonprofit foundation projects more than 100M will be at risk by 2053

(Newser) - A new study suggests the US is acquiring a new geographical "belt" in the coming decades, and it is very much an unwanted one. The report from the nonprofit First Street Foundation foresees the emergence of an "extreme heat belt" by 2053. The location of the belt, which...

Too-Familiar Refrain About Florida Turtles: 'It's a Girl'

Animal facility reports all female hatchlings for 4 years because the sand is so hot

(Newser) - Wildlife experts in Florida keeping watch on sea turtle eggs have had an easy job of late in cataloging the gender of hatchlings—they've all been girls. "Only female sea turtles for the past four years," Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, tells CNN...

Part of Why Texas Is So Hot: a Persistent 'Death Ridge'

Wichita Falls, Texas, hit 115 degrees Tuesday

(Newser) - This summer has already brought extreme temps to Tokyo , Western Europe , and the UK , and now it's the United States' turn in the barrel. While Americans from coast to coast are suffering through heat waves at the moment, AccuWeather reports it's particularly bad in the south-central part of...

Dad Thinks Heat Stroke Killed UPS Driver, 24, on the Job

Esteban Chavez Jr. died the day after his birthday

(Newser) - A California UPS driver died on the job on June 25, and the 24-year-old's family says high temperatures are to blame. KTLA reports Esteban Chavez Jr. lost consciousness in the driver's seat of his UPS truck in Pasadena, a fact that his father says wasn't discovered by...

Southwest Is in for 'Extreme' Heat
Heat in Southwest
Could Be Deadly

Heat in Southwest Could Be Deadly

Areas in Texas to California are looking at temperatures over 100 this weekend

(Newser) - The National Weather Service has warned of a dangerous weekend ahead in the Southwestern US, predicting a "dangerous and deadly heat wave" for the region. More than 30 million people are under heat alerts, CNN reports. Areas in Texas to California will be affected, the agency said, by temperatures...

Climate Change May Mess With Our Sleep
Climate Change Could
Erode Your Sleep
new study

Climate Change Could Erode Your Sleep

Higher temps could translate into less sleep annually

(Newser) - Add another tally to the "woes of climate change" column. A new study suggests that by the year 2099, people will get as many as 58 fewer hours of sleep annually due to the impacts of heat on slumber. Researchers had 47,000 adults in 68 countries wear sleep-tracking...

East Coast, You're About to Get Scorched

Early heat wave set to bring unusually high temps to NYC, Boston

(Newser) - Cities along the East Coast, from Richmond and Philly to New York and Boston, will be slammed this weekend with "abnormally hot" temps, which the Washington Post calls "an ominous signal of the effects of human-caused climate change." On Saturday, temperatures along the Eastern Seaboard are expected...

The Heat in India Is Becoming Unbearable

Relief from record-breaking heat wave could still be weeks away

(Newser) - A record-breaking heat wave in India and Pakistan is affecting more than a billion people— and the worst is still to come. Reuters reports that the extreme heat making life almost unbearable across a wide swath of the subcontinent this week follows the hottest March since the India Meteorological Department...

Nobel Winner 'Unlocks One of the Secrets of Nature'

2 US-based scientists take home medicine prize for discovery of receptors for temperature, touch

(Newser) - "Exciting news" was delivered Monday to two US-based scientists. The Nobel Prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch. The winners were announced Monday by Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of...

More Causes Ruled Out in Family's Confounding Deaths
Lightning Didn't Kill Family
Who Mysteriously Died on Hike
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Lightning Didn't Kill Family Who Mysteriously Died on Hike

No clear answer for the loss of Ellen Chung, Jonathan Gerrish, daughter, and dog

(Newser) - A family that died on a hike in California's Sierra National Forest in August did not die by lightning strike , by any weapon, illegal drugs or alcohol, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, cyanide exposure, or by suicide, investigators publicly concluded Thursday. But what did kill Ellen Chung, 31; Jonathan Gerrish,...

This Was the Hottest Summer in US Since the Dust Bowl

2021 ties 1936 for hottest summer on record

(Newser) - If you felt like this summer was record-breakingly hot, you're almost right. In the US, the summer of 2021 has tied with the summer of 1936 for hottest on record. As USA Today points out, the country was in the middle of the Dust Bowl that summer. Climate scientists,...

There's Another 'Heat Dome,' and It's Going to Get Hot

Weather pattern will roast most of the lower 48 this week

(Newser) - Just what the US didn't want: Another heat dome. The same type of system that roasted the Northwest at the end of June is in play this week, and it’s covering more ground. Temperatures are surging upward again, and the highs are predicted to be at least 10...

First Athletes Test Positive in Olympic Village

As teams arrive in Tokyo, so does worrisome heat

(Newser) - Olympic Village in Tokyo has its first positive coronavirus tests among the athletes staying there—two members of South Africa's soccer team. The team also reported a video analyst in its delegation tested positive, Reuters reports. The South African team, which is to play its first match Thursday against...

Wildfires Rage as West Bakes
Wildfires Rage as West Bakes

Wildfires Rage as West Bakes

Firefighters battle extreme heat in California, Oregon, elsewhere

(Newser) - Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region. Details, via the AP :
  • The largest wildfire of the year in California—the Beckwourth Complex Fire—was raging along the Nevada state
...

Hundreds Dead Amid 'Disastrous' Heat Wave in Canada

The country has seen its highest temperature ever, for 3 days in a row

(Newser) - Canada broke its 84-year-old temperature record by nearly 3 degrees Sunday, when a temperature of just under 115 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in the village of Lytton, British Columbia. It was then beaten twice more in subsequent days. Lytton recorded a temperature of 117.5 degrees on Monday, followed by...

As Seattle Bakes, Amazon Lends a Helping Hand
As Seattle Bakes,
Amazon Steps In

As Seattle Bakes, Amazon Steps In

Part of its headquarters is now a 1K-capacity cooling center

(Newser) - Amazon has transformed part of its Seattle headquarters into a public cooling center amidst a grueling heat wave that saw temperatures climb above 100 degrees on Monday for the third day in a row. With a dome of high pressure over the Northwest, Seattle hit an all-time record of 108...

Behind Talk of Heat Wave Is Talk of a 'Heat Dome'
Region With Few AC Units
Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'
the rundown

Region With Few AC Units Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'

Temperatures in Northwest raise fears of a new normal being established

(Newser) - The Pacific Northwest—and Canada, too —must bake for one more day before cooler temperatures arrive on Tuesday, reports the Oregonian . That's a relative term: It's still expected to be unusually hot in Portland, though in the 80s and 90s instead of triple digits. Related coverage of...

Northwest Isn't the Only Part of US Due for a Scorcher

East and West coasts will both see temps well above seasonal averages this weekend, next week

(Newser) - The Pacific Northwest was already gearing up for a sweltering weekend, with temps in Seattle set to be higher than those in Cairo , but it's not the only part of the US that's due to be hit with soaring digits. CNN notes the "dueling heat waves" that...

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