Wind-fanned wildfires multiply across Portugal, Corsica

Aug 14, 2017

Wind-fanned wildfires multiply across Portugal, Corsica

Hot and dry weather stoked the wildfires burning across Southern Europe on Sunday as firefighters in Portugal and the French island of Corsica struggled to corral the flames. Over 4,000 firefighters were battling more than 250 wildfires in Portugal, which requested assistance from other European ...

Extreme heat decimating crops in parts of Europe

Aug 11, 2017

Extreme heat decimating crops in parts of Europe

Evidence is piling up that this year's sizzling summer in central and southeastern Europe has decimated crops, drained rivers and hurt the animal world. As the drought's costs become clearer, temperatures in Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia soared to nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) ...

Two people die as weakening Typhoon Noru heads toward Shikoku

Aug 6, 2017

Two people die as weakening Typhoon Noru heads toward Shikoku

A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached Japan's main islands on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands of people. The typhoon may make landfall ...

Killer 'Lucifer' heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

Aug 6, 2017

Killer 'Lucifer' heat wave stifles large swath of Europe

No wonder it has been dubbed "Lucifer." A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, causing at least two deaths and prompting authorities to issue severe weather warnings. "It is just too much," ...

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

Aug 5, 2017

Extreme weather seen killing 152,000 Europeans a year by 2100

Europe's death toll from weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of this century, with extreme heat alone killing more than 150,000 people a year by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists said on Friday. In a ...

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Aug 3, 2017

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest were enduring sweltering heat on Wednesday as temperatures smashed records and hit triple digits in a region better known for rain and mild weather. Portland had a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) on Wednesday, meteorologists said, well ...