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Heat Wave 2012

Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Temperatures soared into triple digits across the western United States on Saturday as a continuing heat wave strained energy supplies ...

This Is What Global Warming Looks Like (2012 Edition)

Dan Lashof | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dan Lashof

Make no mistake, carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter. It's time to listen to what the earth is telling us loud and clear.

Tens Of Thousands Of Fish Die From Heat

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 10.05.2012 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in som...

Climate Change To Blame For Recent Droughts, Heat Waves: Study

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years i...

Deadly Heat Wave Sees Temperatures Spike Into Triple Digits

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials warned residents Tuesday to stay hydrated and limit their exposure to the heat as temperatures hit 100 d...

Heat Advisory In Effect As Triple-Digit Temperatures Likely To Return

Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago

Triple-digit temperatures could return to the Chicago area Tuesday as a heat advisory has been issued for the city through 10 p.m. The National Wea...

PHOTOS: Droughts, Wildfires And Other Extreme Weather

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

The first week of July saw extreme weather hit across much of the country, with a heat wave, drought and severe wildfires all leaving their mark. High...

Good And Bad News For The Midwest

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

* US Midwest heat breaks as temperatures moderate * But crop ratings expected to show further deterioration * Forecast d...

George Will's Pathetic Climate Change Response

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

George Will discussed the latest heat waves plaguing the nation on ABC's 'This Week'. His explanation for the extreme weather? "Summer." "How do we...

U.S. Heat Wave Kills Over 30 As Temperatures Cool Slightly

AP | BRETT ZONGKER and KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — The heat that blanketed much of the U.S. will begin easing up this week as temperatures approach normal from the Midwest to the East ...

LOOK: Obama Knows How To Stay Cool

Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

It's hot out there as the summer heat has states in multiple regions of the country seeing record-setting temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. Look...

WATCH: Cold Front Expected To Break Record-Setting Heat Wave Saturday

Posted 07.07.2012 | Chicago

After three consecutive days of triple-digit heat, weather forecasts say Chicago can finally expect some relief Saturday. National Weather Service ...

Heat Waves Hardest On Minority Communities, Experts Say

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Torrid temperatures aren't uncommon this time of year, but record-breaking levels of heat and humidity are and they're expected to sweep through most ...

Seriously, When Will The Heat End?

Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer After an unusually oven-like June, the beginning of July has been sweltering, too. The he...

Friday Completes City's First Triad Of 100-Degree Days In 65 Years

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Updated story The Chicago area saw its third consecutive day of triple-digit temperatures Friday, a triad of scorchers only seen twice before in th...

New Jersey Heat Wave Continues

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's heat wave continues unabated and forecasters expect it will get hotter on the weekend. Temperatures...

Heat Wave Continues To Scorch Michigan

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 09.05.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Utility workers are expecting triple-digit temperatures Friday as they work to restore electricity to thousands of Michigan homes and...

Ohio Power Outages Complicated By Heat

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some central Ohio residents frustrated by on-and-off power outages over the past week found themselves in the dark again after...

Excessive Heat Warning Issued For Wisconsin

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The excessive heat continues for much of Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service, highs are expected in...

Lynne Peeples

Heat Wave Health Woes: Hot Temperatures And Excess Pollution Put Children At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

"Heat Finds Victims From Seashore to the Rockies." This New York Times headline is from July 9, 1921, but could well have been printed any day thi...

What's Behind The Record Heat?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

This map shows the heat wave currently sweeping across the United States with temperatures taken by a NASA satellite on June 26, 2012. By Douglas...

Kentucky Heat Wave Stops Horse Race, Silences Fireworks

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will bake under a heat wave so intense it's stopping the horses from running at Churchill Downs. And combined with d...

Records Slashed As Serious Heat Wave Bakes Nation

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green

If you're feeling hot this week, it's not a mirage. From Montana to Louisiana, hundreds of heat records have been slashed as harrowing temperatures le...

Northeast Braces For More Miserable Heat After Record-Breaking Day

AP | By SHANNON YOUNG | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

BOSTON -- Record-breaking heat scorched the Northeast for the second straight day Thursday, breaking records from Vermont to Delaware and sending peop...

Record-Breaking Temperatures May Kick Off First Day Of Summer

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- The official start of summer brought temperatures in the high 90s to the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, setting records in some spots and ...