California temperatures soar to new records, adding strain to power grid
More than two decades of drought and rising temperatures, exacerbated by climate change, have made California more vulnerable than ever to wildfires.
Japan power plant shutdown raises fear of shortage in sweltering heat
Temperatures this month have been the highest since record-keeping began in 1875.
Japan braces for power crunch as heat rises with end of rainy season
A power shortage could batter the fortunes of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, already under fire for its handling of higher consumer prices.
Japan turns down the heat and dims the lights to avoid power cut after quake
Up to 3 million households had faced the threat of blackouts, as utility Tokyo Electric Power Co warned of tight supply and surging demand as snow fell across Tokyo and the temperature dropped to 2 degrees Celsius.