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West Africa's early heat wave signals climate change's impact

West Africa's early heat wave signals climate change's impact

West Africa experienced an unprecedented early heat wave, intensified by global warming.

Delger Erdenesanaa reports for The New York Times.

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Hundreds of fires are burning in the Appalachians amid growing drought

Fires have erupted from Virginia to Georgia, including 80 in West Virginia. Any beneficial rains to slow the fire season are at least a week away.
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Scientists found the most intense heat wave ever recorded — in Antarctica

In March 2022, temperatures near the eastern coast of Antarctica spiked 70 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) above normal — making it the most intense recorded heat wave to occur anywhere on Earth, according to a recent study.

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I visited a beautiful coral reef in 2022. What I saw there this summer shocked me

Devastating photos reveal how an extreme heat wave is wrecking Florida’s coral reef.
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What a heat wave does to your body

We’re all becoming guinea pigs in a vast experiment: How will people of different ages and levels of fitness respond to unprecedented, ongoing heat? What will happen to our bodies when we have no choice but to stay outside, or when the air-conditioning goes out?

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Stifling heat spells misery in schools with no air conditioning

August and September will bring tens of millions of public school students back to class. Many face health risks from rising temperatures.