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A large population of snow crabs in the eastern Bering Sea collapsed after a marine heat wave in 2018 and 2019 that multiplied the crabs' caloric needs and drove them to starvation.
June through August 2023 were the hottest three months ever recorded, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
The unprecedented water temperatures — reaching up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in some places — could intensify storms and hurricanes in the Sunshine State.
Britain broke an all-time heat record this week, and a heat wave in the U.S. stretched from California to the South.
For the first time, authorities have given a heat wave a name. Scientists hope that naming extreme heat events will help the public protect itself.
Fires such as those caused by a recent record-breaking heatwave in Europe will likely become more common as the climate warms, scientists say.
A landfill in New Delhi, India spontaneously combusted this week during a record heatwave.
Simultaneous heat waves have hit the Arctic and Antarctica, raising temperatures by more than 50 degrees in parts of both polar regions.
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