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Biden Says Wildfires Are ‘Blinking Code Red’ for Nation

new video loaded: Biden Says Wildfires Are ‘Blinking Code Red’ for Nation transcript Back bars 0:00/1:17 –1:17 transcript Biden Says Wildfires Are ‘Blinking Code Red’ for Nation President Biden, on his first trip to the West Coast as president, surveyed…

Climate Change Is Killing the Colorado River

On a 110-degree day several years ago, surrounded by piles of sand and rock in the desert outside of Las Vegas, I stepped into a yellow cage large enough to fit three standing adults, and was lowered 600 feet through…

Western Drought Will Last Into Fall or Longer

The severe drought that has gripped much of the western half of the United States in spring and summer is likely to continue at least into late fall, government forecasters said Thursday. The outlook for September through November, prepared by…

In the West, a Connection Between Covid and Wildfires

The same team of Harvard researchers also published the first study to find a clear connection between long-term exposure to air pollution and Covid-19 death rates last year. The new study included reported infections, not just deaths, which makes it…

August Forecast: What’s Next for a Hot, Dry U.S. Summer?

Michael Hambrick has been putting out fires for over 25 years. But last month, the Dixie Fire raged so quickly through Plumas County in California that Mr. Hambrick, a helicopter attack firefighter, couldn’t save even his own house. By the…

‘Nadie está a salvo’: el clima extremo afecta a los países más prósperos

La ferocidad de estos desastres es tan notable como el momento en el que ocurren, justo antes de las conversaciones globales en Glasgow para tratar de llegar a un acuerdo sobre la lucha contra el cambio climático. Hasta ahora, el…

Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees as Heat Wave Sweeps the West

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. — For Gary Bryant, the tenth-of-a-mile walk from his modular home to the air-conditioned restaurant where he was working on Saturday was “quite enough” time outside. Mr. Bryant, 64, knows the risks of summer temperatures in Death…

Biden Pledges Money for Firefighters as a Heat Wave and Wildfires Roil the West

With a record-shattering heat wave suffocating much of the Pacific Northwest and a drought-fueled wildfire season already well underway, President Biden pledged on Wednesday to keep federal firefighters on duty for a longer season, and to increase their pay. But…

What Is a Megadrought?

The Western United States is locked in an extreme drought this year that is one of the worst on record. But for a large part of the region the only thing that makes this year different is the severity of…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

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