From wildfires to snow, extreme weather to take over the West, Plains

axios.com Data: Climate Central/NOAA NCEI; Chart: Baidi Wang/AxiosA wide range of extreme weather is on tap for the West beginning on Thursday and lasting through Saturday, which could include record heat, high winds,...

The air conditioning paradox

vox.com A woman fans her child with a sheet of paper as a fan sits idle amid a power outage during a heat wave in Jacobabad, Pakistan, on May 11. | Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images How do we cool people without...

Commerce Cronyism: Inside Deals, Conflicts Of Interest And Chinese Connections

zerohedge.com Commerce Cronyism: Inside Deals, Conflicts Of Interest And Chinese Connections By Peter Schweizer of the Gatestone Institute The Commerce Department is the fourth most lobbied federal office, behind only...

Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska

apnews.com JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s Inside Passage.The Coast Guard ended the effort Tuesday after searching for...

Calf Canyon wildfire becomes largest in New Mexico history

axios.com At 298,060 acres as of Monday morning, the Calf Canyon fire in New Mexico is now the largest blaze in state history, surpassing the Whitewater-Baldy Fire of 2012.Why it matters: Mired in a megadrought fueled by...

60 Million People In Path Of Severe Storms, Isolated Tornados Across Northeast

zerohedge.com 60 Million People In Path Of Severe Storms, Isolated Tornados Across Northeast  Severe thunderstorms, including the possibility of damaging winds, large hail, and even tornadoes, are forecasted for much...

ERCOT Asks Texans to Conserve Power Until 8 P.M., Through the Weekend

nbcdfw.com "Unseasonably hot weather" was driving record demand across Texas. ERCOT asks all Texans to curb power usage where they can, including raising their thermostat to 78 degrees or higher between the hours of peak usage...

Texas Power Grid Warns Of Record Demand Amid Back-To-Back Triple-Digit Heatwaves

zerohedge.com Texas Power Grid Warns Of Record Demand Amid Back-To-Back Triple-Digit Heatwaves An early summer heatwave pattern continues to boil parts of the Central and Southern Plains. This means parts of Texas...

Dust storm, hurricane-force winds tear destructive path across U.S. upper Midwest

investing.com By Christopher Walljasper and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO - Hurricane-force winds tore across the U.S. upper Midwest Thursday evening, sending walls of dust across cities and rural towns, causing widespread property...

Rare Haboob Rips Through Northern Plains

zerohedge.com Rare Haboob Rips Through Northern Plains Parts of the Northern Plains experienced a rare weather phenomenon on Thursday evening called a "haboob."  A haboob is a dust storm commonly seen in deserts,...

Utility: 'Circuit activity' near time of California fire

apnews.com LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has advised state utility regulators that unspecified electrical “circuit activity” occurred around the time a destructive wildfire erupted in the coastal...

Southwest "megadrought" leads to wildfires and new homicide evidence

axios.com Data: NOAA; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios VisualsIt is only May, and the worsening, long-term drought in the Southwest is taxing water managers, firefighters and even homicide detectives in new ways.Why it matters: The...

Watch: Beach Houses In Outer Banks Swept Into Ocean

zerohedge.com Watch: Beach Houses In Outer Banks Swept Into Ocean  A wild storm furiously churned over the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Tuesday and resulted in the collapse of two oceanfront homes. One of the...

2 barges break free in flooding, float down the Potomac

apnews.com WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Two construction barges broke free from their moorings amid flooding on the Potomac River over the weekend and floated miles downstream before being snagged by underwater materials, a...

Fire crews close in around massive New Mexico wildfire

apnews.com LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of diminished winds Thursday to build more fire lines and clear combustible brush near homes close to the fringes of the largest wildfire burning in...