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SEP 29, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Organized by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers on Monday published 22 studies on 2013 climate extremes in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. For years, scientists said they could not attribute single weather events — like a drought, heat wave or storm — to man-made global warming. [...] with better computer models ...

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SEP 17, 2014 - MSNBC

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Heat Wave Leaves Thousands in the Dark

More than 10,000 Southern Californians were without power Tuesday night as a scorching heat wave fueled record-breaking energy demand, officials said.

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SEP 16, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Los Angeles electricity use hits record amid heat wave

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urged customers to conserve electricity on Tuesday after customers the day before used record amounts of power for air conditioning to obtain relief from a heat wave. Demand reached 6,196 megawatts on Monday, beating the previous record of 6,177 MWs on Sept. 27, 2010, the utility said in a ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - NPR

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LA Heat Wave Triggers Record Demand For Electricity

It's very hot in Los Angeles. Authorities have asked people to set their air conditioners at no cooler than 78 degrees, some people are without power and the elephants at the LA Zoo are turning to popsicles to cool off.

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SEP 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave has sent Californians to their air conditioners and driven up power usage to its highest peak of the year. The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's electrical grid, says demand hit 45,090 megawatts Monday afternoon — beating a record for the year that was set on July 30. Southern California roasted ...

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