Death Valley was hit on Aug. 5 by historic downpours that caused millions of dollars in damage to roads and facilities. Officials cautioned visitors to expect delays and continuing road closures.
Flash flooding in the park trapped hundreds of guests and partially buried cars and trucks in mud. The record-breaking rains dumped 1.46 inches — 75% of what the area typically gets in a year.
Record rainfall trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers.
The hottest place on Earth is as hot as it's ever been, at least in terms of recorded temperatures in modern times.
More than 99 percent of the people living in the U.S. and Europe look up and see light-polluted skies, according to a new atlas of artificial night sky brightness.
Death Valley, Calif., one of the hottest places in the world, is in bloom with more than twenty species of desert wildflowers. It's the biggest bloom the park has seen in a decade.