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18 HOURS AGO - Slate

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The Heat Is On

In late June a brutal heat wave settled over the Sindh province in Pakistan and remained there for one week. High humidity, and scorching temperatures that reached 113 degrees, made conditions dangerous, particularly in Karachi, the world’s largest Muslim city, where—to compound the danger—millions were fasting for Ramadan.

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Current heat wave can have negative impact on crops

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Agricultural experts say the current heat wave can have a negative impact on farmer's crops. Washington State University regional specialist with the agricultural program, Ryan Higgenbotham, says less moisture in the air can cause kernels to shrivel up. Extended periods of heat can reduce the yields of significant crops as well as the growing season for ...

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Current heat wave affecting crops

According to the National Weather Service, the highs are expected to be 96 degrees in Moscow and Pullman on Thursday. A regional specialist with Washington State University's agricultural program, Ryan Higgenbotham, says less moisture in the air can cause kernels to shrivel up.

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JUL 01, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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Western Europe sweats in unusual heat wave

Commuters bared lots of skin, temperatures broke records in cities and towns, and millions gulped down water or splashed away in it as Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.

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JUL 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Western wildfires: Flames plague hot, dry Washington region

New flames ignited in drought-stricken Washington state, not far from where a destructive wildfire reduced homes to rubble. The fire has charred more than 3 square miles of dry sagebrush and grass near the city of Quincy and destroyed five abandoned buildings or outbuildings, the Grant County sheriff's office said early Wednesday. Winds whipped the flames through farmland, vineyards and ...

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