Heat

Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave
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Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for June.

Published Jun 16, 2021

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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East
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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way.

Published Jun 11, 2021

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Smoke Replaces Ice at Lake Winnipeg
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Smoke Replaces Ice at Lake Winnipeg

Canada’s Manitoba Province jumped right from winter ice to summer fires.

Published May 21, 2021

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Overwintering Fires on the Rise
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Overwintering Fires on the Rise

New research shows that this type of wildfire—which can survive the winter to re-emerge in spring—is becoming more common in high northern latitudes as the climate warms.

Published May 21, 2021

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Lava Flows From Fagradalsfjall
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Lava Flows From Fagradalsfjall

The landscape around the volcano in Iceland changes daily, as lava piles up and spreads across valley floors.

Published May 12, 2021

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