by Emily Atkin Posted on February 10, 2015
Australia's 2013 heatwave set new national daily average maximum temperature records as high as 118°F.
by Katie Valentine Posted on December 1, 2014 Updated: December 1, 2014
The growing elderly population is particularly vulnerable to heat waves.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 6, 2014
With 2014 almost concluded, the chances are now overwhelming that it will beat out 1934 as the hottest year ever recorded in the state.
by Katie Valentine Posted on October 27, 2014
Temperatures reached as high as 108.6°F this weekend.
by Amelia Rosch Posted on October 3, 2014
Like the heat wave in September, schools have been forced to implement shortened days and cancel athletic activities.
by Joe Romm Posted on September 1, 2014
Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know.
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 Updated: August 8, 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.
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.