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States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages

By Bambam

California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah faced historic heatwaves, which were made possible by human-caused global heating, a study found

California experienced its hottest summer on record this year as the climate crisis caused deadly heatwaves and intense wildfires in the state and across the American west.

Related: ‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds

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Lightning threatens California as fires continue to burn across the state

By Bambam

A hot, dry landscape combined with strong winds and no rain increase the risk of new ignitions in a region already battling flames

Ominous weather is again threatening areas of California as dozens of fires continue to burn, with hot, dry conditions and forecasted thunderstorms prompting officials to issue warnings through parts of the state’s north-west.

Higher risks of new ignitions remain through Friday, with the possibility of dry lighting and gusty winds further complicating the containment efforts of thousands of firefighters who have battled large blazes for weeks.

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