Long-term exposure to high heat can become lethal.
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New research on young, healthy humans found the body begins overheating when exposed to temperatures and humidity lower than previously believed.
Dehumidifiers can help if you’re clever with that you’re trying to achieve, but you should always look to solve the underlying cause. That means, where possible, improving exhaust and ventilation.
On a hot and humid day, the fan is your friend. But ice cream won’t make the difference you think it will.
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At this stage it’s hard to know for sure, as there are many differences between the states. But it’s likely that climate plays a role.
Record-breaking triple-digit heat in Olympia, Wash., on June 28, 2021.
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Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
We can’t change the weather. But understanding how COVID-19 behaves in different conditions can help us respond to the pandemic.
A downpour or a drizzle: What causes the difference?
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Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
An aerial view of a part of Lagos.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria’s coastal region under future global warming.
‘Wet-bulb’ temperature records show that deadly thresholds for heat and humidity are arriving faster than anticipated.
Plenty of warm and humid places – including Miami – are seeing the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
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Winter is flu season – could it be coronavirus season as well? The research is mixed, but other factors besides temperature and humidity have more to do with the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite makes precise measurements of Earth’s carbon dioxide levels from space.
Carbon dioxide makes up less than one-twentieth of 1% of Earth’s atmosphere. How does this relatively scarce gas control Earth’s thermostat?
During a heatwave in late 2018, Cairns temperatures topped 35°C nine days in a row and sensors at some points in the CBD recorded 45°C.
The world’s fastest-growing cities are in the tropics. They are highly exposed to climate change, especially as urban heat island effects and humidity magnify the impacts of increasing heatwaves.
Some pitchers are convinced the balls are being messed with behind the scenes.
Recent changes to the ball seem to be juicing hitters’ stats. But could other factors, like the climate and advanced analytics, also be playing a role?
An electric fan cools you down in extreme heat, but not if you’re old.
Humidity levels can mean life or death for insects.
Detecting drier or wetter conditions is crucial for insect survival. We’ve long known they can do this – now researchers have discovered the genetic and neural basis for their humidity-sensing system.
Researchers say labour capacity is being reduced during hot months as a result of climate change.
Increases in humidity caused as a result of climate change are reducing labour productivity and it’s only likely to get worse over time, argue researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric…