The pilot project opening in Sydney will use the best available evidence to keep vulnerable people cool on the hottest of days.
Heat illnesses can vary, from relatively mild heat exhaustion to the potentially life-threatening condition of heat stroke. Here’s how to tell the difference.
You can’t bring your AC to space, unfortunately, but innovative flow boiling and condensation research might lead to lighter, more efficient heating and cooling on spacecraft.
People aren’t the only ones harmed by heat waves. The hotter it gets, the harder it is for machines to keep their cool.
The sunniest days also see the biggest demand for air con.
Thermostats don’t tell the whole truth about heat, particularly in older homes.
Health and climate change researchers explain the risks and why older adults, even those in northern states, need to pay attention.
Policies that encourage the use of low-carbon technology like heat pumps can help motivate residents to decarbonize their homes.
Many developing nations have little cold storage and lose much of their perishable food before it gets to markets. Climate-friendly refrigeration can provide huge environmental and social benefits.
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.
The US Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment, agreeing on a bipartisan vote to phase down climate-warming HFCs. Now what?
Heat pumps use a fraction of the energy of traditional electric or gas heaters, which means they slash both energy costs and emissions.
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.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
The risk from heat waves is about more than intensity – being able to cool off is essential, and that’s hard to find in many low-income areas of the world.
As the UK warms, the government needs to pay more attention to sustainably and efficiently cooling buildings.
Excessive heat puts your body at risk for organ damage. When workers don’t have a chance to cool off at home between shifts, that harm can accumulate.
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.
One quarter of monitored social housing properties recorded winter temperatures below World Health Organisation standards for more than 80% of winter, new research shows.