A landfill in New Delhi, India spontaneously combusted this week during a record heatwave.
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For the first time in recorded history, Anchorage, Alaska, reached 90 degrees F (32 degrees Celsius).
About 60% of the world will face record-high temperatures every year for the next 100 years if we don't tackle climate change now, a new study suggests.
The hottest place in the U.S., Death Valley, was not left out of this year's record-breaking heat wave.
Summers around the world are already warmer than they used to be, and they’re going to get dramatically hotter by century’s end if carbon pollution continues to rise.
Climate change is poised to affect the health of Americans in every part of the country, a new report says.
As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say.
A deadly heat wave in the southwest has claimed four lives, and temperatures are expected to strain records today.
Deaths due to heat waves could rise three to four times in some regions by the middle of this century, according to a new U.K. study.
As a heat wave grips the I-95 corridor this week, researchers warn how hot cars can get, posing risks to children and pets.
Extremes continue during the last week of May as some areas go from snow and frost to 90-degree temperatures and record highs.