Alaska records its hottest month ever — so far

World / Science & Health Aug 18, 2019

Alaska records its hottest month ever — so far

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering Sea fish swam in above-normal temperatures. So did children in ...

July was the hottest month ever recorded

World / Science & Health Aug 16, 2019

July was the hottest month ever recorded

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees ...

Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

World Jul 28, 2019

Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

Nordic countries are experiencing searing temperatures as Europe's record-breaking heat wave moves north, with Norway on Saturday equalling its 1970 record, and many areas recording "tropical nights." Laksfors in northern Norway on Saturday recorded a temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit), equaling the ...

New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

World / Science & Health Jul 25, 2019

New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. And the mercury is expected to ...

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

National Jun 5, 2019

Shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu collects record 1,434th victory

Professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu earned his 1,434th win at a tournament in Tokyo on Tuesday, setting a record for victories in the traditional Japanese board game. The 48-year-old achieved the feat by beating Takuya Nagase, the 26-year-old Eio title holder, after last month matching ...