Working a day on the firelines as a wildland firefighter can require the endurance of riding the Tour de France. That takes a toll, as a physiologist explains.
Further research is needed in order to quantify the costs of extreme heat so we can reduce its damaging effects now and in the future.
Africa has made good progress towards reducing maternal mortality and newborn deaths over the past decade. But climate change is reversing the gains.
People aren’t the only ones harmed by heat waves. The hotter it gets, the harder it is for machines to keep their cool.
Humans (particularly those in the Northern Hemisphere) generally prefer the heat, a bias which has hampered effective climate communications for decades.
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.
Twenty-five years of research show what it takes to fuel wildland firefighters through an average day, and the toll the long seasonal work takes on their bodies.
Living your life in air-conditioned comfort can actually put you more at risk from heat. Here’s why the age-old tradition of a midday nap could help.
Climate anxiety is real and must be considered as a core component of any climate mitigation or adaptation and resilience strategy.
Thermostats don’t tell the whole truth about heat, particularly in older homes.
As the drive towards electrification advances, one fact seems clear: it is far easier to reuse waste heat for our homes and businesses than it is to generate it anew.
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.
Health and climate change researchers explain the risks and why older adults, even those in northern states, need to pay attention.
With tourists flocking in droves to ‘experience’ heat waves, perhaps it’s time for everyone to take a good hard look at their individual contribution to global warming.
The biggest risks aren’t always the biggest numbers on the thermometer – humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize.
Three economists looked at years of temperature and death data and calculated the costs when forecasts miss the mark.
One in 4 American households are at risk of losing power because of the high cost of energy. Over 30% of those disconnections are in summer, when heat gets dangerous.
Currents can carry that deep ocean heat hundreds of miles to surface again at distant shores.
A new report lays out steps communities can take to help their residents survive heat waves as the risk of dangerous temperatures rises.
Sweating it out can be beneficial for maintaining fitness and good mental health, but it’s not right for everyone.