Trish Wimberley/Australian Bat Clinic -- Highs surpass 120, scorching the Outback while North America freezes. Baby bats, waiting to be fed, found shelter from the sweltering heat that has killed at least 50,000 bats in Queensland’s southeast. A large number of parrots, kangaroos and emus also have died in the extreme heat.
Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9 percent to 10 percent on average in affected countries -- and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study.
Insul-3™ is designed to stand up to North America’s scorching heat to the extreme cold and moisture intense environments. Insul-3™ provides the best possible combination of fire protection, sound control, thermal performance, and energy conservation for both exterior and interior walls and ceilings. Insul-3™ mineral fiber insulation is an ecologically sound product made from sustainable products and recycled materials.
Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass This 60”+ tall ornamental grass is the original North American planes grass. It once covered millions of acres of unexplored terrain in America’s heartland. It is widely adaptable to many environments including fierce cold and extreme heat. It is most beautiful in bloom as its elegant long-legged foliage gives over to the reddish-brown flowers with vibrant yellow anthers. These flowers appear and remain from July to frost.
Top 100 Trails - Best Trails in North America The results are in! After analyzing over 10 million "votes" from users over the past year, Trails.com is proud to announce its annual Top Trails list (learn more about Top Trails), based on trail popularity and usage. This list represents the most popular trails and outdoor destinations in North America. Use this list to get ideas for your upcoming outdoor excursion. Select a state and/or an activity below to find even more top trails.
Death Valley is a spectacular below-sea-level basin combines the hottest driest and lowest points in North America. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes but each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and provide refuge for wildlife and humans.
Study Adds to Arctic Warming, Extreme Weather Debate - A new study for the first time found links between the rapid loss of snow and sea ice cover in the Arctic and a recent spate of exceptional extreme heat events in North America, Europe, and Asia. The study adds to the evidence showing that the free-fall in summer sea ice extent and even sharper decline in spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere is reverberating throughout the atmosphere, making extreme events more likely to occur.