In most states where temperatures are increasing, Australians are at a higher risk of suicide.
Pollutants from fossil fuel combustion cause thousands of premature deaths nationwide every year. This is just one way our climate change policies impact on the nation's health.
A hot summer will mean wetlands dry out faster than ever, so how will pest mosquitoes respond?
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The forecast arrival of El Niño may mean the east coast of Australia will experience an exceptionally hot and dry summer, but does this mean there will be fewer mosquitoes buzzing about?
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Serious heat is a serious threat, and people must get better at talking about it.
People use misters to cool down in Montréal, Monday, July 2, 2018, during a heatwave in the city.
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Climate change poses a threat to our mental health. Building connected communities is one way to combat a rise in suicide rates as global temperatures increase.
A real fire in southern New South Wales - not to be confused with the metaphorical one in the halls of Canberra.
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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, our leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.
Melbourne’s temperatures have periodically spiked far beyond what its residents are used to.
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Heatwaves can cause a large number of deaths, especially when vulnerable groups are unprepared and are not acclimatised to hot temperatures.
'Hothouse Earth' is not a sure thing – yet. Here's what you can do about it.
Forest fires in Huelva, southern Spain. August 6, 2018.
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And how long before such extreme heatwaves become the 'new norm' across the region?
A woman cools down in a water fountain as she beats the heat in Montreal on Monday, July 2, 2018.
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Heatwave deaths this summer make it clear: climate change is a severe public health threat, and those who live alone are at greatest risk.
Firefighters and volunteers battle a blaze near Loutraki in southern Greece.
From Greece, to the UK, to Japan and even Sweden, a slew of places in the Northern Hemisphere are suffering extreme heat. And the chances of extreme heat records tumbling are growing all the time.
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A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
Smiles all round for Britain’s adders.
It's a bumper year for lizards, a mixed bag for butterflies and a dismal time for frogs and toads ...
Never leave a dog in a hot car.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
The summer of 1976 was a scorcher.
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The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
Firefighters damping down the Winter Hill wildfire.
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How will important habitats recover from the wildfires which been blazing through moorland in northern England?
There are competing claims over what the optimal office temperature is. Here's what the research says.
Hot hot heat.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
‘Soft fall’ surfaces are widely used in play areas where children might fall, but can also get very hot in the sun, which undermines this safety benefit.
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Commonly used surfaces in play areas, such as "soft fall" materials and Astroturf, can heat up to 80-100°C in the sun. This makes them a hazardous design choice, especially as the climate gets hotter.
There are ways we can stay cool in a heat wave without blasting air con at peak times.
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The urban heat island and summertime blackouts.
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Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.