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Wildfire smoke clouds sky, hurts air quality on East Coast

Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away.

Canadian military on alert as wildfires rage

The Canadian military was on standby Saturday to help evacuate towns and fight more than 170 wildfires fueled by a record-smashing heat wave and tinder-dry conditions as the government in Ottawa warned of a "long and challenging ...

Death toll from Northwest heat wave expected to keep rising

Each day, more deaths are being linked to the heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this past week, with medical staff who treated people overwhelmed by temperatures well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) saying ...

Image: Canada-US heatwave seen by satellite

While heatwaves are quite common during the summer months, the scorching heatwave hitting parts of western Canada and the U.S. has been particularly devastating—with temperature records shattered and hundreds of people ...

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