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A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms
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A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms

For decades, scientists have been tracking extreme thunderstorms created by wildfires. However, the ferocity of the storms that have popped up in Canada in 2021 has surprised them.

Published Jul 29, 2021

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Heating Up in Tokyo
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Heating Up in Tokyo

Ever-warmer summers are among the challenges confronting athletes competing in the Olympic Games.

Published Jul 27, 2021

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Smoke Across North America
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Smoke Across North America

Skies turned hazy from Pittsburgh to Washington to Boston, as smoke from fires in Canada poured into the U.S. Northeast.

Published Jul 21, 2021

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Hazy Skies in the Midwest
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Hazy Skies in the Midwest

Smoke from Ontario, Canada, has blown south into the United States.

Published Jul 12, 2021

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

Smoky Summer in the Pacific Northwest
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Smoky Summer in the Pacific Northwest

The extraordinary heatwave that scorched the Pacific Northwest in June 2021 has diminished, but substantial fires continued to burn across the region in July.

Published Jul 9, 2021

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