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2 years 2 months ago

Drought kills fish in the Midwest

Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the sizzling summer dries up rivers and raises water temperatures in some spots to nearly 100 degrees. About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees. Nebraska fishery officials say they've seen thousands of...

3 years 2 months ago

With heat lurks danger

As searing heat spreads over the East, experts are warning that the real danger may lurk at night. A nighttime respite from the worst of the heat gives the body a vital chance to recover from the stresses of the day. Those stresses can actually rise when nighttime air...

3 years 3 months ago

Healthy heat beating habits

Seniors have difficulty sensing temperature extremes and may not realize they are experiencing heat trauma. One local organization is stepping-up its effort to help elderly develop healthy heat beating habits. Warning signs and symptoms of heat trauma include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, body aches, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, and...

3 years 3 months ago

High temps drive up electrical use

It's shaping up to be the hottest week of the year and utility managers say we are are also using the most energy that we have in 2011. With temperatures in the high 90's and 100's a spokesman for Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers will use over 800 megawatts...

3 years 8 months ago

Utilities using propane to help gas stock

A little known plant in eastern El Paso County is helping keep your home warm as temperatures plummet below zero. On a normal day, Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers use about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas. But on a day like Tuesday, that number skyrockets. "Today is...

4 years 3 months ago

Heat is on in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - Folks in the East may have thought the Fourth of July weekend was hot, but even hotter weather is due today and tomorrow. With the mercury expected to hit triple digits in some areas, people are cranking up their air conditioners and fans and power...

4 years 3 months ago

Oppressive heat in eastern US today

The Fourth of July is over, but temperatures are sizzling hotter than a firecracker over much of the country. Temperatures reached at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley over the holiday weekend. Now the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of...

4 years 3 months ago

Denver residents asked to conserve power

DENVER (AP) - Xcel Energy is asking some Denver residents to conserve electricity because of a heat wave combined with damage to a substation. Xcel says temperatures are forecast in the high 90s Friday, likely resulting in electricity demand for air conditioners. The affected area is bordered by...

4 years 4 months ago

The topic of the day: the heat!

Love it or hate it, the weather was the hot topic of discussion Monday in both the Springs and Pueblo. But this searing heat is a cause for concern for emergency responders. The high heat and bone-dry humidity were the perfect recipe for any sort of fire to grow...

4 years 8 months ago

White roofs do cool temps, study finds

If every degree Fahrenheit counts in stabilizing the climate, then painting the roofs of city buildings white could offer a significant payoff, according to the first computer modeling study of an idea that's taken hold in cities around the world. "Our research demonstrates that white roofs, at least in...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Getting Ready for Winter

A little preventive maintenance can go a long way, in your pocketbook and for your health. -Thursday on News First Five we told you about dialing 2-1-1, which lets you talk to referral specialists who can get you connected with helpful community information. -Also there’s the LEAP...

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