Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, has a chief heat officer, the first in Africa. She has her work cut out for her.
Draping a dry flannelette cloth over a stroller can increase the heat in the carriage by 3.7 degrees celsius.
If you think your medicine may be contributing to overheating, it’s very important you keep taking your medicine. Discuss your symptoms with your pharmacist or doctor.
In 2015, 6,700 premature deaths were caused by urban heat – this can be reduced by a third by planting more trees.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
Starting at the surface, you would have to dig nearly 2,000 miles before reaching the Earth’s core. No one could survive that trip – and the 10,000-degree F heat once there would vaporize you anyway.
Soaring power bills add to people’s worries about keeping their homes cool, especially as their health can suffer if they don’t. Fortunately, there are effective and affordable ways to beat the heat.
As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, researchers take a look at the impact of climate change on the future of soccer.
Green spaces have the potential to reduce heat and improve health, especially in urban areas.
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Heat 2, the literary sequel to Michael Mann’s classic cops-and-robbers film, is weird. Would it stand alone as a novel? Possibly not. But reading it is an incredibly pleasurable experience.
The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
The tropics are projected to face almost daily dangerous heat by 2100. And “extremely dangerous” heat that’s almost unheard of today will occur more often in several regions.
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
A survey conducted in Texas state prisons finds that many lack basic resources like cold water, ice and air conditioning to help incarcerated people and staff keep cool during heat waves.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
The first two weeks of preseason training are the toughest as players’ bodies acclimatize to running hard in the heat. An exercise scientist explains the risks.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.