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We’ve had an early start to the bushfire season and there’s more to come. No wonder spring isn’t always a celebration.
Extreme heat and bushfires bring unique challenges for someone with dementia. Here’s how we can all play a part in helping them stay safe and cool this spring and summer.
Kansas City’s baseball stadium ran misters to cool people off in heat near 100 degrees on June 28, 2023.
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There’s nothing normal about the blast furnace heat much of the world has been experiencing, as an atmospheric scientist explains.
New research reveals drowning risk increases during Australian heatwaves, especially severe heatwaves. Here’s who is most at risk and what we can all do to stay safe.
Extreme heat can affect how well machines function, and the fact that many machines give off their own heat doesn’t help.
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People aren’t the only ones harmed by heat waves. The hotter it gets, the harder it is for machines to keep their cool.
Long journeys by car, boat, bus, train or plane can turn going away into a miserable ordeal.
The heat is preferred by many, and such preferences have hampered effective climate change communications.
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Humans (particularly those in the Northern Hemisphere) generally prefer the heat, a bias which has hampered effective climate communications for decades.
Summer humidity can change the way your hair is behaving – but what’s the science behind that?
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A chemist explains how the structure of your hair follicles, your genetic code and environmental factors like humidity influence how hair behaves on a day-to-day basis.
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During the summer, our eyes are particularly exposed to the elements: solar radiation, the cold from fans and air conditioners, chlorine or the salt in the water where we bathe…
The number of days of extreme heat is set to increase in the years ahead. An active lifestyle can help reduce the impact on your health.
Many heat-related health problems can be avoided by adopting a healthy, active lifestyle. But the younger generation is less active than previous generations, and therefore more vulnerable.
A young boy in Lebanon struggles to stay cool during a heat wave. Climate anxiety is real for millions around the globe and presents serious consequences for us all, especially younger generations. Working to reduce climate anxiety is an essential part of any climate plan.
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Climate anxiety is real and must be considered as a core component of any climate mitigation or adaptation and resilience strategy.
There are several ways to help prevent a perilous rise in core temperature while being physically active in the heat.
Heat exposure is inevitable for those who work or are active outdoors. A heat acclimation protocol, combined with heat-mitigating strategies, is the best defence against heat-related injuries.
Before going out, instead of doing the planning yourself, ask your child to help plan or map out the route, read a map, decide what to pack and check and prepare for the weather.
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Any activity that you and your child enjoy can be educational, sometimes with just small tweaks.
People’s ways of choosing books are significantly influenced by our offline relationships and book browsing habits.
Even for people who regularly look to social media platforms for book recommendations, recommendations from friends, family members or colleagues are a main way of choosing what to read.
Moms get about 25 minutes less sleep each weeknight when their kids’ school is in session.
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Parents spend more time actively engaged with their kids – such as helping with homework or reading together – during the school year than during summer. But the difference is almost three times greater for moms than for dads.
Keeping warm in winter and cool in summer is down to more than the length of your hair.
Before you fire up for barbecue season, make sure to consider the environmental impact of your meal.
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Everyone loves a barbecue – here’s how to enjoy it while being mindful of our planet.
Hot water, cold water, rubbing with sand? What our new review says works best to treat jellyfish stings.
Studies suggest up to 50 per cent of dogs are afraid of fireworks.
Fireworks can frighten wild and domestic animals, start wildfires and affect some people’s mental health.
The practice of gardening is deeply tied to colonialism. Here a woman pushes a cart of flowers at her garden centre in Toronto, May 4, 2020.
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As we approach the start of gardening season, it’s a good time to ask some questions about what to plant and who gets to plant.