Trending Weather NewsThunderstorms could hamper efforts to subdue California wildfire

A plume of smoke rises into the night sky as a wildfire, or the so-called Mountain Fire, burns near IdyllwildBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resort of Idyllwild in Southern California, as thunderstorms in the forecast threatened to hamper efforts to subdue the flames. The so-called Mountain Fire has already burned across more than 24,800 acres of dry brush and timber and forced the evacuation of Idyllwild after destroying seven nearby homes and other property in the rugged San Jacinto range, authorities said. ...

Trending Weather NewsCheap, Sustainable, Delicious: Tomato-Peach Gazpacho

No matter your stance or beliefs on the causes of global warming, there is clear scientific evidence the planet is getting hotter. And even if you’re a holdout (which at this point just seems stubborn and silly) and insist that global warming is a myth, you’re not going to want to fire up your oven or stove this week. The heat index in New York City will reach 110° Fahrenheit today. If that’s not enough evidence of planetary temperature uptick, then, well, God help you.

Trending Weather NewsIt's Officially Too Hot Outside for Everything

It's Officially Too Hot Outside for EverythingAs we reach the pinnacle of this week's heat-dome induced heat-wave, the heat index could get as hight as 108 in New York and 110 in Washington D.C. today, making it officially too hot for all human activity. The "Peak RealFeel" — the official meteorological term from Accuweather — says it will feel like 113 in NY and 112 in D.C. According to the National Weather Service, numbers like that put us in the "danger" zone:

Trending Weather NewsBurn Foundation Administrator: Be Careful About What You Keep In Your Car During Hot Weather

Trending Weather NewsBad Weather Delays Student Team's Zero-Gravity Fire Experiment

Bad Weather Delays Student Team's Zero-Gravity Fire ExperimentHOUSTON — A student team of aspiring engineers will have to wait at least one more day to get a taste of zero gravity after Mother Nature spoiled its attempt to experiment with fire on a NASA microgravity flight today (July 18).

Trending Weather NewsHot weather bad for seniors

Trending Weather NewsObama's unlikely climate change partner: China

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Obama has stumbled on an unusual partner in his quest to combat climate change: China. The world’s two biggest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are finding common cause in efforts to reduce global warming, cooperation the U.S. says could clear the way for other developing, heavily polluting nations like India and Brazil to get on board, too. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has stumbled on an unusual partner in his quest to combat climate change: China.

Trending Weather NewsSenate confirms McCarthy as chief environmental regulator

McCarthy testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection AgencyBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy on Thursday to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a long-awaited move that could help President Barack Obama revive his plans to fight climate change. The Senate voted 59 to 40 for McCarthy, who oversaw rules on mercury and soot pollution from power plants in her prior job as the EPA's top air official, a position she held since 2009. ...

Trending Weather NewsWeather Blog: The Hottest Day Of 2013

Trending Weather NewsSenate Confirms Gina McCarthy to Head EPA

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina McCarthy as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a job that will make her a central figure in President Obama's historic but controversial plan to fight global warming.

Trending Weather NewsGina McCarthy Moves Step Closer to Heading EPA

Gina McCarthy, President Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and thus to play a central role in his controversial climate change plan, moved a step closer to Senate confirmation Thursday, as Senators voted 69-31 on a procedural measure clearing the way to the final vote locking her into the job. Senate leadership aides say they expect she'll receive the 60 votes necessary for confirmation, adding that the final vote will likely come later Thursday--although it could be delayed until next week.

Trending Weather News‘Clueless C**t’: Mainstream Journalist’s Admission That She’s a Creationist Sparks Nasty Response

"Virginia Heffernan is a science-phobic angel-believing climate change skeptic."

Trending Weather NewsRain Totals Since Sunday, Plus Forecast for Your Weekend

Spotty showers and thunderstorms continue this afternoon across North Texas.  Coverage is a little lower than yesterday, but if you see rain, it will be a pretty good downpour. Rain chances will linger thru the […]

Trending Weather NewsHousing starts fall to 10-month low, weather blamed

Carpenters work on new homes at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las VegasBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing starts and permits for future home construction unexpectedly fell in June, but the decline in activity was likely to be short-lived against the backdrop of bullish sentiment among home builders. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday housing starts dropped 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units. That was the lowest level since August last year. ...

Trending Weather NewsGraphic: Utilities Changing How They Generate Electricity as EPA Rules Loom

As the Obama administration intensifies its focus on climate change, electric utilities will be some of the first companies to feel the bite of new regulations. Many started changing how they generate power years ago, shifting away from coal and toward natural gas. Click Here to View

Trending Weather NewsBad Weather Complicates Coca-Cola’s Soda Struggles

Trending Weather NewsCoca-Cola Says ‘Bad Weather’ Big Part Of Slumping Sales

Trending Weather NewsWeather Changes Brings Suffering For Those With Allergies

Two days of rain has brought a lot of relief from 100 degree heat. However, it’s also kept some North Texans inside their homes.

Trending Weather NewsHeat wave brings sauna-like conditions to U.S. Northeast

By T.G. Branfalt Jr. ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - The northeastern United States sweltered on Tuesday in a scorching summer heat wave, complete with stagnant, sticky air and no winds for relief, forecasters said. Even in a summer already filled with stretches of very hot weather, this week will be stubbornly brutal, with no relief in sight until the weekend brings thunderstorms to the region, they said. "Plain and simple, this week may feel the worst of any week for this summer in the Northeast," said meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. ...

Trending Weather NewsHeat Line Offers Help To Philadelphia Seniors During Hot Weather

Trending Weather NewsSouth Dakota crops boosted by rainy, warm weather

Timely rains and above-normal temperatures have boosted crop development in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that parts of the west ...

Trending Weather NewsHot weather helping some ND crops, hurting others

Above-normal temperatures over the past week have quickened the ripening of small grains in North Dakota. But the Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that the hot weather ...

Trending Weather NewsCoke profit falls on wet weather, weak economy

A woman walks near Coca-Cola vehicles during rainfall in YangonBy Martinne Geller (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co said Tuesday that second-quarter sales were weaker than expected as global economic weakness and cool weather crimped the consumption of soft drinks, sending its shares down more than 2 percent. The company said sales volume rose 1 percent, which was below its expectations, and cited slow economies in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It also said historically wet and cold weather across various regions curbed sales of soft drinks and overall consumer spending. Sales volume measures the amount of drinks sold. ...

Trending Weather NewsExtra Tourists Flock To Jersey Shore As Weather Heats Up

Trending Weather NewsWatch Louis C.K. Eviscerate Climate Change Deniers

When two decades’ worth of doomsday scientific reports fail to convince a majority of Americans that climate change is A) absolutely real and B) absolutely worth throwing the kitchen sink at to stop, maybe the only recourse is to take the complete opposite tonal approach—and, you know, persuade the disbelievers with biting humor.

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