Tennis Star Feared Extreme Heat at the Tokyo Olympics Could Kill Him

“I’m a fighter, I will finish the match, but I can die,” he told the umpire during a match at the Ariake Tennis Park.

17 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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‘It’s a Miracle That We Are Still Alive’: Inside Sardinia’s Terrifying Firestorm

What had been a rich Mediterranean landscape of maquis, ancient olive trees, and ruby vineyards is now a charred skeletal tangle clinging to hills above the pristine Sardinian sea.

20 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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A Stifling New Heat Wave Is Baking the U.S.

has been besieged by yet another heat dome leading to stifling heat across not just the West but much of the eastern half of the country, too.

2 days, 6 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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California’s Dixie Fire Has Now Burned an Area the Size of New York City

For one 32-year-old woman, the covid-19 pandemic was a red herring for lung problems so serious they landed her in the hospital twice over three months.

3 days, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Lake Powell, Second-Largest Reservoir in U.S., Hits Record Low as Megadrought Worsens

Lake Powell, a crucial reservoir on the Colorado River, has now hit its lowest level on record since the reservoir was first filled in the late 1960s.

3 days, 23 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

Against all odds, and a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics are currently taking place, squaring off against a global pandemic and sweltering heat.

4 days, 7 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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The West’s Megadrought Has Ruined Some of the Most Iconic Trout Fishing in the U.S.

If you’re planning to go fishing in Yellowstone National Park this summer, you better head out there in the early morning, because starting on Saturday, the park will be closing all fishing in rivers and streams each day from 2 p.m.

6 days, 8 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Dubai Is Creating Artificial Rainstorms With Drones

The Middle East, already on the edge of human habitability due to extreme heat, could become unlivable by mid-century due to rising temperatures and falling water tables.

6 days, 13 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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This Weather App Will Tell You If Going Outside Will Kill You

Carrot Weather, the customizable weather app known for its whimsical forecasts, rolled out a new update this week that includes reports on whether or not your temperatures in your area are, well, survivable.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Drone Captures Historic Floods in Central China's 'iPhone City'

At least 33 people have died in Henan province, with 376,000 more displaced by the historic flooding over the past seven days.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Couple Charged With Manslaughter After Gender Reveal Pyrotechnics Sparked a Deadly Wildfire

Authorities have charged a California couple whose gender reveal party ignited the nearly 22,700 acre El Dorado Fire last year with the involuntary manslaughter of the leader of a firefighting team.

1 week, 1 day ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Record Floods Unleash Deadly Destruction Across Central China

At least 25 people are dead and seven are missing in central China after a deluge of rain hit the province of Henan on Tuesday, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate, trapping passengers in subways, and turning city streets into rivers.

1 week, 1 day ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Northeast Skies Turn Smoky Due to Western Wildfires

Yes, the western wildfires are now everyone’s problem, proving for the millionth time that nobody will be spared from climate change and that the impacts can be seen with our very eyes (and felt in our very sore throats and clogged sinuses).

1 week, 2 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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UK Issues First-Ever Extreme Heat Warning

The country’s Met Office issued its first-ever extreme heat alert Monday to warn residents of temperatures coming this week that could exceed 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) in some areas.

1 week, 3 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Thousands of Flamingos in Turkey Killed in Devastating Drought

The severe dry spell turned the UNESCO-protected Lake Tuz (which translates to “Salt Lake”) into a sere, cracked wasteland, with clumps of unevaporated salt and the dead birds being the main evidence a massive water body was only recently there.

1 week, 3 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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The Bootleg Fire Grows to the Size of Los Angeles as Government Warns of 'National Wildfire Crisis'

Yet as the fire rages out of control, more dire news is on the horizon: The Forest Service’s budget and firefighting resources are expected to be tapped out even before the peak of fire season.

1 week, 4 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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The Worst European Floods in 100 Years Have Left 120 Dead, 1,300 Missing

At least 120 people have died and around 1,300 people are still missing across western Europe in the wake of extreme rainfall, bursting rivers, and heavy flooding that devastated parts of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

1 week, 5 days ago by SAEID US
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A New Heat Wave Will Set Records Across the West This Weekend

After a slight reprieve from this week’s extreme heat, which sparked raging wildfires that threatened electricity grids and lit up firenadoes in California, the region is preparing for its fourth scorching heat wave in just five weeks.

1 week, 6 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Smoke Plume From Western Wildfires Stretches 2,600 Miles to Greenland

A number of those fires have spawned pyrocumulonimbus clouds reaching thousands of feet into the sky or otherwise coughed up massive amounts of smoke that has, in turn, been swept up into the atmosphere.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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The U.S. Wheat Crop Is in Trouble

In the Northern Plains, the Department of Agriculture said Monday that farmers were projected to harvest their smallest crop of spring wheat—crops planted in the spring and harvested in the autumn—in 33 years.

2 weeks, 2 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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