Trying to see the upside of the extreme heat wave, drought

Going months without sufficient rain and searing temperatures has revealed shipwrecks, ghost villages, corpses and more


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August 15, 2022 - 2:52 PM

A white bathtub ring around Echo Bay in Lake Mead shows the decline in its water level. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past — shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental gardens and ancient cities. Here’s a look at some of those discoveries.

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