Displaying once again a lousy sense of timing, at least for night owls, the universe has scheduled a rare and amazing planetary alignment until the end of this month. You’ll have to be outside at least a half hour before dawn to see it.
This is the biggest big fish story you’ll hear. It's not like the ones you've heard about the monster that got away. This one is true. It's about a record-breaking, 13-foot, 660-pound (or so), freshwater stingray. It was caught in Cambodia.
The start of summer today brings warnings of deadly extreme heat. It claims some 1,500 lives a year. Half of them are homeless people, advocates say. Climate change has led to more heat waves. The heat waves have become more intense, frequent, and last longer.
Some 49 million have been driven to the brink of famine, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) says. Climate change, the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, and global supply chain woes have combined to create a global hunger “catastrophe,” the WFP warns.
A heat wave swept across the Southwest over the weekend. More than 53 million people were under heat warnings. Temperatures in more than 25 cities were at or above records. The heat will move toward the east this week. That's according to weather officials.