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    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay, which is currently churning off the coast of Baja California, could be the rare Northeast Pacific hurricane to impact the northern Mexican peninsula as well as drought-ravaged Southern California. The storm could bring relief to a state baking under a record-breaking September heat wave, but heavy rainfall poses risks as well.  “[I]t’s never […]

    Drought Forces Zimbabwe to Relocate 2,500 Wild Animals to New Reserve

    Drought Forces Zimbabwe to Relocate 2,500 Wild Animals to New Reserve

    The effects of climate change are outpacing poaching as the No. 1 threat to wildlife. In Zimbabwe, officials are now moving more than 2,500 wild animals from a reserve in the southern part of the country further north due to an ongoing drought. Rangers are relying on trucks, cranes and even helicopters to move the animals from the drought-stricken area.

    Dangerous Heat Wave Building in U.S. West Could Break Records

    Dangerous Heat Wave Building in U.S. West Could Break Records

    The U.S. West is entering a dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat wave that is expected to last through Labor Day weekend.  The temperature spike — which could push the mercury as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California, Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley during the long weekend, according to The Guardian — comes […]