by Katie Valentine Posted on July 28, 2014
More than 1,900 people were rushed to the hospital due to the heat.
by Ryan Koronowski Posted on July 25, 2014
"More people die from heat than any other weather event."
by Jeff Spross Posted on July 14, 2014 Updated: July 14, 2014
Scientists have long been aware of the “urban heat island” effect -- the tendency of large cities to get 1.8 to 5.4°F warmer than surrounding areas in the day, and 22°F warmer at night.
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by Jeff Spross Posted on July 9, 2014
According to Britain's Committee on Climate Change, about one-fifth of Britain's domestic residences and as much as 90 percent of its hospitals are ill-equipped to handle the heat.
by Ryan Koronowski Posted on June 23, 2014
This was the 351st consecutive month where the global temperature was hotter than the 20th century average, meaning if you are 29 years old, you have never experienced a colder-than-average month.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on June 16, 2014
The recent record-breaking heat wave that scorched much of India last week has claimed at least 169 lives in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the southeast of the country.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on June 10, 2014
Riots broke out across the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the weekend. Electricity substations were torched and power company officials taken hostage.
According to new research, air conditioners that emit waste heat are raising nighttime temperatures in Phoenix by around 2 °F.
by Jeff Spross Posted on June 2, 2014
Largely thanks to coal burning, heat waves buffeted major Chinese cities in May, while scientists discovered the country's air pollution contains far more toxic metals than previously assumed.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 28, 2014
Extreme heat can warp train tracks, so as climate change ramps up we could see more of the derailments and explosions that have plagued North America's fossil fuel industry recently.