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Washington and Oregon brace for brutal weekend as new heatwave arrives

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A sense of déjà vu hung in the air as Washington and Oregon faced scorching temperatures in the midst of the region’s second major heatwave this summer. With temperatures in cities across the Pacific north-west expect...

Oregon declares state of emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

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Oregon declared a state of emergency as the Pacific north-west prepared for triple-digit temperatures mere weeks after a deadly heatwave clobbered the region. People streamed into cooling centers and misting stations ...

Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens during scorching heatwave

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Thousands of people have fled their homes north of Athens after a forest wildfire reached residential areas. The hurried evacuations took place just as Greece grappled with its worst heatwave in decades. The blaze sen...

Salmon nearly boiled alive in Pacific north-west heatwave captured on video

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Salmon in the Columbia River were nearly boiled to death when water temperatures rose during the Pacific north-west’s record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing si...

19-year-old drowns off Lancashire pier as England heatwave ends

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A 19-year-old man has become the latest person to die after swimming in open water as England’s hot weather came to an end. Lancashire Constabulary said in a statement emergency services including the coastguard were ...

Heatwave health alert for England extended to Friday

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The heatwave health alert issued by Public Health England has been extended to Friday as much of the country continues to swelter under high temperatures. Experts said the heatwaves in the summer of 2020 caused more t...

The heatwave forcing America to confront climate reality

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An extraordinary heatwave has swept the west coast of the US and Canada, leading to record temperatures, water shortages, and hundreds of deaths – and bringing home the catastrophic consequences of global heating ...

Wildfires burn as heatwave grips US west coast

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Goeie more. Under punishing temperatures, firefighters have struggled to get a northern California wildfire under control as another heatwave prompted excessive heat warnings throughout the state. The Beckwourth Co...

US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures

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Meer as 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many re...

Record-breaking US Pacific north-west heatwave killed almost 200 mense

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The death toll from the record-breaking heatwave that struck the US Pacific north-west last week has risen to nearly 200, with health authorities reporting 116 deaths in Oregon and 78 in Washington state. The data in ...

California braces for dangerously high temperatures in new heatwave

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A new heatwave is predicted to bring dangerously hot weather to California’s inland regions this week, as relentlessly high temperatures continue to torment the west coast. Meteorologists are warning residents to prep...

A farm worker and a father: victims of the Pacific north-west’s heatwave

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The intense heatwave in June and July in the US and Canada has already caused hundreds of deaths, with numbers still expected to rise. Oregon’s official death toll by Friday was at least 79 mense, as the temperatures...

Record heatwave may have killed 500 people in western Canada

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Byna 500 people may have been killed by record-breaking temperatures in Canada’s westernmost province, as officials warn the grim toll from “heat dome” could rise again as more deaths are reported. Op Vrydag, Britis...

Canada heatwave: resident films escape from wildfire as flames engulf Lytton village – video

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Buildings, cars and trees are shown ablaze in footage taken by a resident fleeing a wildfire in the British Columbia village of Lytton. Flames tore through the settlement 95 miles north-east of Vancouver so fast that ...

Record-breaking heatwave blamed for spike in deaths in Pacific north-west

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The scorching heatwave that has shattered temperature records in the Pacific north-west is being blamed for hundreds of deaths and thousands of emergency calls and hospital visits in the region, which includes Oregon,...

Unprecedented, unbelievable, unsettling: What the heatwave feels like in Seattle

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The city with the best summers in the nation just hit 108F (42.2C) degrees. As a lifelong Seattle-area resident and so-called geriatric millennial, I can attest to the fact that, until recently, Seattle summers truly ...

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