Faith communities see moral obligation to support an amendment requiring utilities to buy more renewable energy.
Latest drought update shows the worst conditions have tightened their grip on the Plains with major relief seeming a long shot.
As of Thursday, forecasters still warning of dangerous flooding from the additional rain likely to fall in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
After a mild winter, warm spring, and extremely warm summer, the Great Lakes have heated up to record levels.
The heat has proved relentless as areas from Nebraska to southern Illinois are still experiencing record-breaking heat.
Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.
A heat wave broke records and sparked a severe thunderstorm event known as a derecho that killed at least 13 people.
After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.