Latest Heat waves News

Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

Jan. 15, 2019 2:42 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions. Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in western New South...

Climate change affecting northeastern Pennsylvania

Dec. 29, 2018 3:09 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The second-warmest year on record in Northeast Pennsylvania would have passed with little fanfare in 2016 but for one scorching anomaly. Between late May and early September that year, the high temperature hit at least 90 degrees on 22 days, more than triple the area's annual average...

Wildfire razes vast tracts of northeast Australia

Nov. 27, 2018 3:28 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A wildfire stoked by heatwave conditions in northeast Australia has destroyed at least four homes, forced the evacuation of hundreds of others and razed 20,000 hectares (49,000 acres) of farmland and woodland, authorities said Tuesday. Police had been knocking on doors of homes...