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Monday breaks the record for the hottest ever day on Earth

Monday breaks the record for the hottest ever day on Earth

Monday was recorded as the hottest day ever globally, beating a record set the day before , as countries around the world from Japan to Bolivia to the United States continue to feel the heat, according to the European climate change service.
Vietnam allows big companies to buy clean energy directly to meet their climate targets

Vietnam allows big companies to buy clean energy directly to meet their climate targets

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam will let electricity-guzzling factories buy electricity from wind and solar power producers, helping big companies like Samsung Electronics meet their climate targets and relieving pressure on the country's overstrained
Taiwan prepares for a strong typhoon that worsened monsoon rains in the Philippines, killing 13

Taiwan prepares for a strong typhoon that worsened monsoon rains in the Philippines, killing 13

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan shuttered offices, schools and tourist sites across the island on Wednesday ahead of a powerful typhoon that already worsened seasonal rains in the Philippines, killed at least 13 people and displaced 600,000.

Whale surfaces, capsizes fishing boat off New Hampshire coast

RYE, N.H. (AP) — Two fishermen are safe after a whale crashed onto their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.
Farmers in Africa say their soil is dying and chemical fertilizers are in part to blame

Farmers in Africa say their soil is dying and chemical fertilizers are in part to blame

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When Benson Wanjala started farming in his western Kenya village two and a half decades ago, his 10-acre farm could produce a bountiful harvest of 200 bags of maize. That has dwindled to 30.
Climate activists glue themselves to a taxiway at Cologne-Bonn Airport, flights suspended

Climate activists glue themselves to a taxiway at Cologne-Bonn Airport, flights suspended

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists glued themselves to the ground at Cologne-Bonn Airport in western Germany on Wednesday, forcing officials to suspend flights for a few hours, authorities said.
The flickering glow of summer's fireflies: too important to lose, too small to notice them gone

The flickering glow of summer's fireflies: too important to lose, too small to notice them gone

DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK (AP) — On a muggy July evening, Delaware state biologist Jason Davis is doing what kids have done for ages: Trying to catch a firefly.
Runners set off on the annual Death Valley ultramarathon billed as the world's toughest foot race

Runners set off on the annual Death Valley ultramarathon billed as the world's toughest foot race

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif.
Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

Wildfires threaten communities in the West as Oregon fire closes interstate, creates its own weather

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in the West are scrambling as wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that it is creating its own weather.
Mudslides in Ethiopia have killed at least 229. It's not clear how many people are still missing

Mudslides in Ethiopia have killed at least 229. It's not clear how many people are still missing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mudslides triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of Ethiopia have killed at least 229 people, including many who tried to rescue survivors, local authorities said Tuesday, in what the prime minister called a "terrible l