The northern summer was marked by intense fires and heat. Now it’s our turn to face the heat.
The biggest risks aren’t always the biggest numbers on the thermometer – humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize.
A new report lays out steps communities can take to help their residents survive heat waves as the risk of dangerous temperatures rises.
It’s 2023 and residents in remote First Nations communities still suffer from regular power disconnections. The fix is simple: put solar on every roof. But there are challenges to overcome first.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
The findings underscore the urgent need to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help animals find cool places to shelter.
Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to hot conditions. They have a limited ability to control their body temperature.
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.
Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
New research on young, healthy humans found the body begins overheating when exposed to temperatures and humidity lower than previously believed.
Informal settlements in Dar es Salaam are highly vulnerable to the health effects of heat.
New Zealand can expect more days above 25°C, the threshold for heat stress in livestock, and fewer frost days, which will affect crops like kiwifruit that need winter chilling.
Such a dramatic rise in extreme heat days is not inevitable. If global warming is limited to 1.5°C this century, Western Sydney will have fewer than 17 days of 35°C per year.
Dogs can only sweat on their paw pads, which is not a lot of use when it comes to shedding body heat.
Southern California is on the front line of climate change, and recent survey data shows that residents are feeling its effects in many ways.
By quantifying an animal’s glucocorticoid levels, scientists can learn crucial information about physiological stress and chances of survival.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
Left untreated, heat stroke can be fatal, and the elderly are the most at risk.
The way we build our cities is adversely affecting our health, and, in particular, our hearts. Thinking of urban planners as health professionals could change that
As the climate changes and heatwaves become more frequent and severe, it’s vital we do more to understand who is most vulnerable and how we can reduce their risk.