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How to Adapt Our Homes,
Cities for a Hotter Future
Oct 10, 2023 11:22 AM CDT
How to Adapt Our Homes, Cities for a Hotter Future
Grist and Gizmodo design a 'model metropolis' in an age of rising temperatures
- Life-threatening heat for weeks on end is becoming less of an anomaly in cities around the world, including the US . And it's more than a minor inconvenience. "Waiting 20 minutes for the bus in triple-digit weather isn't just unpleasant—it can be dangerous," observes a joint...
Extreme Heat? There Are
US Workers Blistering in It
Sep 3, 2023 2:45 PM CDT
Extreme Heat? There Are US Workers Blistering in It
Efforts are being made at state and federal levels, but in the meantime, the suffering continues
- Santos Brizuela spent more than two decades laboring outdoors, persisting despite a bout of heatstroke while cutting sugar cane in Mexico and chronic laryngitis from repeated exposure to the hot sun while on various other jobs. But last summer, while on a construction crew in Las Vegas, he reached his...
50 Cent Cancels Concert
Due to Extreme Heat
Aug 29, 2023 6:15 PM CDT
50 Cent Cancels Concert Due to Extreme Heat
'I'll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone'
- Sweltering heat in Phoenix that has routinely broken records this summer led to yet another canceled concert, with rapper 50 Cent calling the triple-digit temperatures "dangerous." The rapper said Monday that his scheduled show Tuesday night at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue in west Phoenix, was...
Heat' to Come
Aug 24, 2023 7:24 AM CDT
There's More 'Record-Breaking Heat' to Come
Temperatures will near 100 degrees in many cities before weekend brings relief for some
- Much of the country continues to bake under a heat dome, with more than 110 million people in 20 states under heat alerts as of Thursday. More than 81 million are under excessive heat warnings , including in New Orleans, Dallas, and Louisville. The National Weather Service expects "another day...
As Heat Rises, Cows
'Are Just Dropping'
Aug 7, 2023 1:08 PM CDT
As Heat Rises, Cows 'Are Just Dropping'
'I've never seen anything like it,' Iowa farmer says
- The summer heat has been deadly for hundreds of cows in Iowa and other states in the Midwest. Iowa officials say that on the last day of July, the world's hottest month on record, they received a request to dispose of almost 400 cows that had died from the...
Heat Sickens Hundreds
at World Scout Jamboree
Aug 4, 2023 9:34 AM CDT
Heat Sickens Hundreds at World Scout Jamboree
12-day event is being held in 'vast treeless area' in South Korea
- The first World Scout Jamboree since the pandemic is being held amid South Korea's hottest summer in years—and the on-site hospital has been very busy. The
reports that 138 people were treated for heat-related illness on Thursday alone, bringing the total to more than 700 in the...
Get Ready, East Coast: You're
Next in Extreme Heat's Sights
Jul 28, 2023 1:15 PM CDT
Get Ready, East Coast: You're Next in Extreme Heat's Sights
Super-high temps are working their way from Midwest to Northeast, mid-Atlantic states
- Nearly 200 million people in the United States, or 60% of the US population, are under a heat advisory or flood warning or watch and have been since Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat is forecast to "engulf" much of the eastern half of the United...
'Thirst Strike' on Capitol Steps
Jul 26, 2023 1:48 PM CDT
Congressman Holds 'Thirst Strike' on Capitol Steps
Greg Casar urges Biden administration to mandate water breaks for workers
- On a sweltering day in Washington, DC, Rep. Greg Casar held an all-day "thirst strike" on the Capitol steps to demand federally mandated water breaks for workers. Casar is from Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a law to nullify local ordinances that mandate water breaks for construction...
Falling Down in Arizona
Can Cause Severe Burns
Jul 25, 2023 7:21 PM CDT
Falling Down in Arizona Can Cause Severe Burns
Doctors are seeing a spike in injuries during heat wave
- As Arizona continues to swelter under a record-breaking heat wave, doctors are seeing a surge in patients who have been burned just by coming into contact with the ground. Dr. Kevin Foster at the Arizona Burn Center at the Valleywise Health hospital in Phoenix tells CNN that the number of...
Italy's 'Week of Hell'
Reaches Its Apex
Jul 19, 2023 10:32 AM CDT
Italy's 'Week of Hell' Reaches Its Apex
Some 23 cities are on red alert due to the heat
- Europe is baking yet again on Wednesday, with the BBC putting a spotlight on Italy and its "settimana infernale," as the media are calling it: The "week of hell." In that country, 23 cities—"from Trieste in the northeast to Messina in the southwest"—...
Phoenix Heat Melts
a Record for US Cities
Jul 18, 2023 7:32 PM CDT
Phoenix Heat Melts a Record for US Cities
It's now been 110 or higher for 19 straight days
- A dangerous 19th straight day of scorching heat in Phoenix set a record for US cities Tuesday, confined many residents to air-conditioned safety, and turned the usually vibrant metropolis into a ghost town. The city's record streak of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more stood out even amid sweltering temperatures...
Going So Well
Jul 18, 2023 11:18 AM CDT
Those Summer Vacations in Europe Aren't Going So Well
Wildfires and heat waves are making things really uncomfortable in Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Italy
- Officials warned residents and tourists packing Mediterranean destinations on Tuesday to stay indoors during the hottest hours as the second heat wave in as many weeks hits the region and Greece, Spain, and Switzerland battled wildfires. In Italy, civil protection workers monitored crowds for people in distress from the heat...
5 Brutal Stats About
the Heat in Phoenix
Jul 14, 2023 10:35 AM CDT
5 Brutal Stats About the Heat in Phoenix
A record streak of days hitting 110 degrees is poised to fall soon
- Much of the US is baking at the moment , and things will only get worse over the weekend for large swaths of the country. Phoenix in particular is feeling the brunt of it:
The temperature has hit 110 degrees every day in July, and there's no end in
It's Very, Very Hot
Across Much of
America Right Now
Jul 14, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
It's Very, Very Hot Across Much of America Right Now
One-third of Americans are under heat alerts
- More than a third of Americans were under extreme heat advisories, watches, and warnings Thursday as a blistering heat wave that's been baking the nation spread further into California, forcing residents to seek out air conditioning or find other ways to stay cool in triple-digit temperatures. The sweltering conditions...
Marine Heat Wave Puts
Florida in 'Uncharted Territory'
Jul 12, 2023 3:54 PM CDT
Marine Heat Wave Puts Florida in 'Uncharted Territory'
Temperatures are breaking records at sea as well as on land
- Florida is dealing with record-breaking temperatures not just on land but in the surrounding waters, where a marine heat wave is posing a major threat to corals and other marine life. Water temperatures around Florida are in the mid-90s Fahrenheit, around 5 degrees higher than normal, and the heat wave...
It Was 100 Degrees Near
the Arctic Circle on Saturday
Jul 11, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
It Was 100 Degrees Near the Arctic Circle on Saturday
In Northwest Territories, 'the hottest temperature recorded that far north in Canada'
- Last week saw four straight days of record high temperatures . Over the weekend, yet more heat records were being set in Canada's Northwest Territories, which are experiencing what the BBC calls an "unprecedented" heat wave. Saturday's temperature of 37.4 degrees Celsius (99.3 Fahrenheit) in Fort...
Heat Record Falls Again
Jul 7, 2023 1:00 PM CDT
'Uncharted Territory:' Heat Record Falls Again
The planet set a 3rd heat record in a single week
- Stop us if you've heard this before: Thursday was the hottest day on record for planet Earth, reports CNN . That now marks four straight days in which the all-time high was either tied or broken, and it makes July 3-6 the hottest four-day stretch on the books, notes Axios...
They're Not Using Umbrellas
in Beijing Because of Rain
Jun 24, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
They're Not Using Umbrellas in Beijing Because of Rain
They're shielding themselves from extreme heat, with temps in north China reaching triple digits
- Beijing and parts of northern China are experiencing record temperatures, with authorities urging people to limit their time outdoors. The Nanjiao observatory in southern Beijing on Saturday for the first time recorded temperatures above 104 degrees Fahrenheit for a third consecutive day, according to the China Meteorological Administration. In nearby...
Beijing Just Had Its
Hottest-Ever June Day
Jun 23, 2023 5:26 AM CDT
Beijing Just Had Its Hottest-Ever June Day
Northern China swelters under heat wave
- China's capital raised its hot weather warning to red, the highest on the scale, Thursday as temperatures set a new record for June. Temperatures recorded at Beijing's main weather station hit 41.1 degrees Celsius—106 degrees Fahrenheit—on Thursday, the highest since detailed records began in 1961,...
Texas to Overheated Locals:
Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Jun 21, 2023 9:07 AM CDT
Texas to Overheated Locals: Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Other parts of South also suffering from sweltering temps, post-storm power outages
- Texas' power grid operator asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily cut back on electricity due to anticipated record demand on the system, as a heat wave kept large swaths of the state and southern US in triple-digit temperatures. On the last day of spring, the sweltering heat felt more like the...
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