Californians Coming Home After Fleeing Wildfire Now Face Bear Break-Ins

As thousands of South Lake Tahoe residents who fled California’s Caldor Fire were cleared to return to their homes this weekend, officials warned there may be an unexpected threat waiting for them: bears. “The delicate balance between humans and bears has been upset,” Sgt Simon Brown of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office told reporters, per the Associated Press. With […]

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Tourists evacuated by boat as wildfires in Turkey tear through towns along coast

Tourists and residents fled Turkish holiday destinations on Sunday, as small boats rescued people from beaches threatened by wildfires. The death toll from the blazes, which began on Wednesday, rose to eight after the discovery of more bodies. Fires were raging yesterday near holiday hotspots of Antalya and Mugla, with temperatures above 40°C and high winds worsening the situation.People escaped […]

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Video Shows Salmon With Lesions, Fungus As Rivers Hit Lethal Temperatures

A disturbing new video is highlighting the devastating effect of recent heat waves on Pacific Northwest salmon, which are suffering from lesions and fungus due to rising water temperatures, according to a nonprofit organization working to protect the waterways. The underwater video shared by Columbia Riverkeeper on Tuesday shows multiple sockeye salmon with large welts and open sores swimming in Washington […]

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3 of California’s 4 largest fires ever are burning right now, including the biggest in state history

The August Complex Fire became the biggest fire in California history this week. It has burned nearly 750,000 acres. If the fire were a city, it would be the second-largest in the US. California's third- and fourth-largest blazes ever are also burning right now: the SCU Lightning Complex and LNU Lightning Complex Fires. Across the West Coast, firefighters are battling […]

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Tourists warned after swarms of dangerous Portuguese man o’ wars hit Med resorts

Tourists were warned to be wary in the water after swarms of dangerous Portuguese man o’ wars hit Mediterranean resorts. Holiday hot-spots including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza have suffered infestations of the jellyfish-like creatures – whose sting can prove fatal. Portugal has also issued a summer-long warning for the whole of its coastline. Man o’ wars can grow tentacles of […]

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