As the UK warms, the government needs to pay more attention to sustainably and efficiently cooling buildings.
Southern California is on the front line of climate change, and recent survey data shows that residents are feeling its effects in many ways.
America’s public schools, which are over 40 years old on average, are not equipped to handle rising temperatures due to climate change, a new study reveals.
Much of the US has been experiencing heat waves in recent weeks. An economist explains how the often record-high temperatures can affect the economy.
One quarter of monitored social housing properties recorded winter temperatures below World Health Organisation standards for more than 80% of winter, new research shows.
Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
Heat pumps are the technology of choice for heating and cooling buildings more efficiently and with fewer carbon emissions than furnaces and air conditioning.
HFCs keep refrigerators cool, but when these short-lived climate pollutants leak, they warm the planet.
As our cities get hotter, rebuilding whole suburbs better suited to the heat is not an option. Instead, we can draw from the best examples of how to adapt neighbourhoods and behaviours.
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
Climate change is making extreme weather events, both hot and cold, more frequent across the Great Lakes region. Weatherizing low-income residents’ homes is an important way to prepare.
Air conditioning isn’t the answer for everyone, especially for residents of the less affluent – and often hotter – suburbs of our big cities. But there are other ways to make hot days more bearable.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won’t cost the planet.
Already heat-stressed countries will see the largest absolute increases in humid-heat and have the least ability to adapt.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Hot weather kills more Americans yearly on average than floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. Three scholars explain how cities can prepare and help residents stay cool.
As the nation braces for a dangerous heat wave this weekend, a physician offers some tips for staying cool – and reminds us to watch out for older neighbors and friends.
South Africa’s recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it’s necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
Australian houses are not designed and built for the realities of climate change