Latest Heat waves News

Heat islands: loss of tree canopy can pose health risks

Oct. 02, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gainesville residents are no strangers to heat. It’s the home of the Swamp, after all. In 1965, Robert Cade, a scientist at the University of Florida, created Gatorade as a way for Florida football players to combat the intense Gainesville heat during...

Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Sep. 28, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's glaciers are melting like never before, an academic study released Wednesday found, with their ice volume declining by 6% this year amid rising concerns about global warming and a summer heat wave that swept across Europe. The Swiss Academy of Sciences...

Fall brings summer-like temperatures to Southern California

Sep. 26, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first full week of fall brought summer-like temperatures to Southern California on Monday along with an increased risk of wildfires. Excessive heat warnings and advisories were issued for inland areas through midweek, with maximum temperatures predicted to...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

Coastal storm cools California heat wave, dampens wildfire

Sep. 10, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday as a tropical storm veered off the Pacific Coast and faded, helping put an end to a blistering heat wave that nearly overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid. Thunderstorms...

Heat wave breaks in Southern California with spotty rain

Sep. 10, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Southern Californians welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday from a tropical storm veering off the Pacific Coast days after a relentless heat wave nearly overwhelmed the state's electrical grid. Officials braced for flooding in coastal and mountain...

California faces weather threats from fires to floods

Sep. 08, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forces were beginning to collide in California on Thursday as wildfires threatened communities, an epic heat wave stressed the electrical grid and as moisture from a tropical storm was expected to bring thunderstorms and floods along with cooling. Firefighters...

California avoids outages after day of grid-straining heat

Sep. 08, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat, as operators of the state’s electricity grid continued to warn that unprecedented demand on energy supplies could force them to periodically cut power to some customers. The California Independent System...

California keeps lights on after day of grid-straining heat

Sep. 08, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat Wednesday, as operators of the state's electricity grid continued to warn that unprecedented demand on energy supplies could force them to periodically cut power to some customers. The California Independent...

Record heat wave puts California in fossil fuel conundrum

Sep. 07, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration moves toward ending the use of oil and gas. The heat...