The research, focused on the Jordan Springs estate in Western Sydney, found houses were built close together and made from materials which exacerbate hot weather.
Left untreated, heat stroke can be fatal, and the elderly are the most at risk.
Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
Here’s how reflective pavement works and what cities need to think about.
One cold winter doesn’t negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won’t help.
Understanding when there will be extreme heat and extreme cold can help people prepare.
A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
The study examined patterns of Twitter rage in hot and cold weather. Given anger spreads through online communities faster than any other emotions, the findings are important.
In a rapidly warming world, temperature increases are a challenge to mental well-being. A group of economists quantified the relationship.
If you’re expressing breast milk for your baby, it’s important to understand how to store it safely – particularly when we’re experiencing warmer weather.
Bureau of Meteorology researchers painstakingly analysed more than 40 years of data to work out exactly what is causing Australia’s spring bushfire phenomenon.
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.
Air conditioning changed both building design and people’s active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can’t change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.
Heatstroke is a medical emergency and often kills. But there are many processes in the body that occur between being exposed to heat and ending up in the ED – and warning signs to look out for too.
Climate change is making heat waves more frequent and intense around the world. Cities are hotter than surrounding areas, so urban dwellers – especially minorities and the poor – are at greatest risk.
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.