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Groups ask US to consider extreme heat in border policies

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Human rights groups are calling on the Biden administration to consider the effects that climate change-fueled heat has on migrants when designing the government's border policies. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday released the letter sent by 68 groups to...

Cooling sites to open in metro Vegas due to excessive heat

Sep. 04, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County and Las Vegas officials on Saturday announced they plan to open cooling locations on Monday and Tuesday to provide relief during excessive heat expected in the metro area. An excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service for...

Ida's sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

Aug. 31, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no electricity, no tap water, precious little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve. Long lines that wrapped around the block formed at...

Cooling stations open in Vegas as forecasters warn of heat

Aug. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have opened cooling stations in metro Las Vegas this weekend due to a heat wave expected to produce highs of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius). The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning into Monday evening. ...

Heat wave brings scorching temperatures to a dozen states

Aug. 23, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cooling centers have opened in Mississippi’s capital city as a heat wave scorches temperatures in several states in the South and Midwest. Heat advisories Monday cover parts of 10 states, including Kansas, Missouri and Illinois in the Midwest,...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 18, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 17 The Hindu on the fall of Kabul and a bleak future facing Afghanistan: History came full circle on August 15 when the Taliban captured Kabul, almost 20 years...

Burlington set high low temperature records last week

Aug. 16, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Last week’s hot weather set a record in Burlington for five consecutive days of low temperatures above 70 degrees (21.1 Celcius). Aug. 9 through Aug. 13 was the longest stretch of such days since 1901, the National Weather Service in Burlington...

Heat, smoke expected to linger in Pacific Northwest

Aug. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Temperatures are expected to reach up to 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34 Celsius) in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday as an excessive heat warning is set to expire in the evening. Cooling centers in Multnomah County, Oregon's largest county and home to...

High heat: Spain clocks prelim record of 47.2 C (116.96 F)

Aug. 14, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain set a new provisional heat record of 47.2 degrees Celsius (116.96 Fahrenheit) on Saturday as Southern Europe sweltered under a relentless summer sun. Italy put 16 cities on red alert for health risks and Portugal warned 75% of its regions that they faced a...

Officials: Northwest heat may have killed 1; ER visits spike

Aug. 13, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Extreme heat may be behind a death in Portland, Oregon, this week, and emergency room visits for heat-related illness rose sharply as sweltering temperatures gripped the normally temperate Pacific Northwest for the second time this summer, authorities said Friday. ...