According to the USDA Forest Service, there are 11 large fires burning up thousands of acres of U.S. land. The fires are igniting in drought-stricken areas across the West. Of those, seven are listed as uncontained.
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Officials have closed highways across portions of Washington and Oregon due to heavy ice and downed trees, while inclement weather has forced flight delays in California.
Some relief from the recent harsh cold will come to Germany later this week, but only across northern areas.
2016 was the third consecutive year with global temperatures soaring to record highs.
A winter storm will continue to allow snow to fall across southeastern Spain late this week with even some communities outside of the mountains receiving a rare coating.
Three storms will hit California and the southwestern United States into early next week with travel disruptions from flooding and mountain snow.
As Italy was rocked by four strong earthquakes on Wednesday, the country and the Balkan Peninsula will face more heavy snow and rain through Thursday.
After President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, America’s environmental agenda could be transformed significantly over the course of his presidency.
Almost three years after the brutally stormy winter of 2013-2014, the beaches along England’s South West coast have yet to recover, experts say.