Meteorologists working to confirm 130-degree Death Valley temp

An automated measuring system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed.

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius are working around the clock to reduce the damage done to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef.