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WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

WASHINGTON  — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

NEW YORK | The Latest: Extreme heat policy remains at US Open

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The extreme heat policy is in effect for the third straight day at the U.S. Open. A 10-minute break will be allowed between the second and third sets of women’s singles matches if either player requests one. For men’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Extreme heat policy remains at US Open

ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

ST. LOUIS  — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start. A change of shirts helped do the trick. Too bad he couldn’t do something about those ugly numbers already stacked up on the scorecard. A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

UKIAH, Calif.  — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry … Continue reading UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

LISBON, Portugal | Portugal battles major wildfire in Algarve region

LISBON, Portugal — Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. The Civil Protection Agency said Monday that 44 people required medical assistance as the blaze passed by the outskirts of Monchique, 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Portugal battles major wildfire in Algarve region

LISBON, Portugal | The Latest: French minister: Nation is adapting to high heat

LISBON, Portugal  — The Latest on Europe’s heat wave (all times local): 12:50 p.m. France’s health minister says only about 4 percent of the visits to hospital emergency rooms across the country are linked to the current heat wave, which the government considers a relatively low level. Minister Agnes Buzyn, visiting the Necker pediatric hospital … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | The Latest: French minister: Nation is adapting to high heat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An Australian soldier who dug a snow cave to survive below-freezing conditions for a week on a New Zealand mountain was rescued Friday. Rescue authorities said they plucked 29-year-old Terry Harch from Mount Aspiring on the South Island in what they described as a “snatch and grab” mission involving three helicopters. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

MADRID | Heatwave hits Iberian peninsula, bringing health warnings

MADRID  — Much of the Iberian Peninsula is experiencing the year’s first heatwave, with the mercury expected to soar before peaking at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some areas of southern Portugal this weekend. Authorities say temperatures are being driven higher Thursday by a hot air mass moving northward from Africa. Forecasts are for … Continue reading MADRID | Heatwave hits Iberian peninsula, bringing health warnings