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Nobody Wants This Particular Vegas Hot Streak
Vegas Hits an
Unlucky Seven
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Vegas Hits an Unlucky Seven

As in, a record streak of days with the temperature of at least 115

(Newser) - The temperature in Las Vegas hit 115 on Friday for a record seventh day in a row, the National Weather Service says . The good news for residents is that the streak should come to an end on Saturday, though they won't get much of a break: The high temp...

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...

Puerto Rico Gets Unprecedented Heat Advisory

For the first time, it applies to the entire island

(Newser) - Meteorologists on Tuesday for the first time issued a heat advisory for the entire island of Puerto Rico, which is struggling with chronic power outages as it broils under an unrelenting sun. All 78 of the US territory's municipalities were placed under a heat advisory or warning, as well...

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...

Climate Change Makes Unusual Heat at Night Far More Likely
Unusually Hot Nights
Make This Heat Wave Deadly
new study

Unusually Hot Nights Make This Heat Wave Deadly

Human activity has changed the formula, scientists say

(Newser) - Human-caused climate change dialed up the thermostat and turbocharged the odds of this month's killer heat that has been baking the Southwestern US, Mexico, and Central America, a new flash study found. Sizzling daytime temperatures that triggered cases of heatstroke in parts of the US were 35 times more...

Millions Endure Scorching Heat, Sticky Humidity
Even Maine
Has Heated Up
This Week
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Even Maine Has Heated Up This Week

At an ice cream shop in Maine, soft serve isn't selling

(Newser) - A blistering heat wave Wednesday extended from the Midwest to New England, leaving millions of people sweltering through the Juneteenth holiday, including in places like northern Maine that rarely experience such conditions this early in the year. The city of Caribou, Maine, 10 miles from the Canadian border, saw a...

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

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...

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...

Hot Enough for Ya? Just Wait for This Summer

The West and the Northeast could be in for a hot one, says NOAA

(Newser) - If you're among the Americans trying to get that beach body ready, it looks like you'd better get cracking, because you might not want much more than that swimsuit on during this summer. NOAA is predicting a sultrier than usual June through August in the US, with basically...

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...

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...

Our Homes Have to Change in This New Era
How to Adapt Our Homes,
Cities for a Hotter Future
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How to Adapt Our Homes, Cities for a Hotter Future

Grist and Gizmodo design a 'model metropolis' in an age of rising temperatures

(Newser) - Life-threatening heat for weeks on end is becoming less of an anomaly in cities around the world, including the US . And it's more than a minor inconvenience. "Waiting 20 minutes for the bus in triple-digit weather isn't just unpleasant—it can be dangerous," observes a joint...

Extreme Heat? There Are US Workers Blistering in It

Efforts are being made at state and federal levels, but in the meantime, the suffering continues

(Newser) - Santos Brizuela spent more than two decades laboring outdoors, persisting despite a bout of heatstroke while cutting sugar cane in Mexico and chronic laryngitis from repeated exposure to the hot sun while on various other jobs. But last summer, while on a construction crew in Las Vegas, he reached his...

50 Cent Cancels Concert Due to Extreme Heat

'I'll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone'

(Newser) - Sweltering heat in Phoenix that has routinely broken records this summer led to yet another canceled concert, with rapper 50 Cent calling the triple-digit temperatures "dangerous." The rapper said Monday that his scheduled show Tuesday night at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue in west Phoenix, was...

There's More 'Record-Breaking Heat' to Come

Temperatures will near 100 degrees in many cities before weekend brings relief for some

(Newser) - Much of the country continues to bake under a heat dome, with more than 110 million people in 20 states under heat alerts as of Thursday. More than 81 million are under excessive heat warnings , including in New Orleans, Dallas, and Louisville. The National Weather Service expects "another day...

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