Whether we like it or not, extreme heat—and the impact it brings—is here to stay.
While high temperatures are common during the peak summer months, the magnitude of heat predicted is unseasonable at the start of fall.
"If extreme weather can help drive the change that is necessary, then let's take advantage of the crisis," said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
Heavy rainfall from tropical storm Kay has resulted in flash flooding in Death Valley so bad that roads have been damaged.
The state also relied heavily on its new fleet of batteries to cover the high-energy usage gap during evening hours.
Squirrels around San Francisco have been spotted "splooting," leading residents to worry about their wellbeing.
Temperatures could continue to rise as Hurricane Kay simmers along the Pacific Coast.
Hurricane Kay has continued to strengthen while California is facing several other extreme weather incidents.
A family called the police and said their child had been left in the car and was unresponsive. It was reportedly 100 degrees at the time.
Record temperatures have been recorded in California this week, leading to massive strain on the state's power grid.
Parts of California and Colorado are expected to shatter seasonal heat records in the coming days, endangering schools with HVAC issues.
Demand for electricity surges during heatwaves, whilst supply can fall, raising concerns about decarbonisation.
Tuesday could see a peak demand of 51,144 megawatts, which would break a 16-year-old record for energy use in California.
The heatwave roasting California this week is due to a giant "heat dome" that has settled over the state.
Californians are being asked to reduce their energy consumption as providers warn of the possibility of blackouts.
According to Glendale Water & Power, the rolling power outages will start Sunday and run through Tuesday with the "blackouts" lasting for about an hour.
Extreme high temperatures and brush fires are heating up South California ahead of Labor Day weekend.
Lawmakers have extended the life of Diablo Canyon, California's only nuclear plant, as the state faces energy challenges from high heat and an overwhelmed grid.
As of Thursday, the Route Fire in Los Angeles County has grown to over 4,000 acres and is 0 percent contained.
Meteorologist Josh Weiss told Newsweek that the current wave of heat is likely to be "a pretty long-lasting event."
The state is facing a prolonged late-summer heat wave, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 115 degrees over the holiday weekend in some parts.
Experts say the recent heat waves and drought have pushed Britain's trees into "survival mode."
Amid a record heatwave, China has issued a rare drought alert, raising a yellow warning–the third highest on the country's four-tier scale.
Newsweek spoke to an expert to get their top tips on how to get a good night's sleep in a heatwave, whether you have an air conditioning unit or not.
Experts have predicted that over 100 million people will live in an "extreme heat belt" by 2053.
A cat owner's plan for the shrew-based treat has been met with approval from some commenters, one of whom dubbed it "mice cream."
After excessive heat in the Northeast, higher than normal temperatures are expected next week in parts of the Pacific Northwest.