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Europe's heat wave uncovers a hidden past

Europe is under the spell of an exceptional heat wave that has pushed temperatures to record highs in some places and sparked massive wildfires from Greece to Arctic Sweden.

Storms, landslides and heat hit Asia

Extreme weather is striking parts of Asia with deadly flash-flooding in Vietnam, a tropical storm prompting evacuations and disrupting travel in China and an ongoing heat wave in Japan.

Homeowners come home to ash and rubble

Eric Durtschi and his family moved to Santa Barbara County two weeks ago. Their home is now a dusty pile of ash and mangled metal, torched by a fast-moving fire in Southern California.

A sweltering Fourth of July forecast

It's the Fourth of July, which means fireworks, parades, barbecues, sunshine and heat. It is summer, and it sure does feel like it across a broad swath of the country.

Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change

Deadly heat waves are going to be a much bigger problem in the coming decades, becoming more frequent and occurring over a much greater portion of the planet because of climate change, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change.

UW-Whitewater works to keep summer camp athletes cool

Many students at camps staying in dorms without air conditioning

Nearly 10,000 elementary through high school students are expected to attend athletic camps at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this summer, and camp leaders said most of those students will be staying in dorm rooms without air conditioning.