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World 06 Sep 2020 | 6:35 AM

Heatwave brings record high temperatures, fire risks to San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The heatwave over the Labor Day weekend could push the temperature in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit (about 46.1 degrees Celsius) as the hottest day came on Sunday, while increasing fire risks, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts.

World 16 Aug 2020 | 3:51 AM

Unhealthy air quality declared due to smoke from wildfires in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Smoke from several wildfires burning in Southern California has caused unhealthy air quality, authorities said on Saturday.

World 12 Aug 2020 | 2:11 AM

News Analysis: Call for action to mitigate extreme weather impacts as heatwave grips Europe

ROME, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Most of western Europe has been held in the grips of a major heatwave since early August, forcing governments to make drastic moves in many countries. Analysts have called for action as they say that hot spells are expected to become more common in the coming years.