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July Broke, Tied 2,676 Heat Records

At its worst, heat wave scorched 32 states last month

(Newser) - If you live anywhere in the "eastern two-thirds of the United States," you may have noticed that last month was hot. Really hot. So hot that high temperatures broke or tied 2,676 records, which is nearly twice the number from the same period last year, according to... More »

National Weather Service: 'Do Not Take Threat Lightly'

29 states remain under heat advisories

(Newser) - Twenty-nine states are under advisories as a blistering heat wave continues, MSNBC reports. East Coast temps are projected to hit highs in the 90s and 100s, says a meteorologist, but the heat index—what it feels like—could be closer to 115 degrees through tomorrow, says the National Weather Service.... More »

Phoenix Roasts in Record Heat

Temperatures reach 118, beating a 10-year record

(Newser) - Temperatures in Phoenix hit a new high for the day yesterday, reaching a brutal 118 degrees, reports the AP . It was so hot that a local prison ordered thousands of bags of ice for inmates. Nearby storms toppled powerlines, knocking out power—and air conditioning—to some 4,000 homes... More »

Dim Sun Is Cold Comfort to Scientists

(Newser) - The sun may be heading for one of its dimmest periods in history, but that doesn't mean the big star is joining the battle against global warming, according to scientists. The sun hit a 100-year low in sunspot activity last year, reports the Telegraph. More »

US Weather Hell: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Global warming will deliver decades of hurricanes, floods and heat waves

(Newser) - The US will suffer a wide range of increasingly extreme weather events in the coming decades as a result of global warming—from drought and excessive heat to wildly destructive hurricanes and record floods triggered by intense rains, reports the Washington Post. The grim prognosis was revealed in the latest... More »

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