A climate scientist explains the forces behind the summer’s extreme downpours and dangerous heat waves, and why new locations will be at risk in the coming year.
Mosquitoes can track down potential hosts using the CO2 released by humans’ metabolic processes, a medical entomologist explains.
Are severe and extreme weather events on the rise? And does this have anything to do with manmade climate change? The simple answer is: it’s complicated.
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.
Why is it so difficult to swat a fly? A team of insect experts explains how a fly’s sophisticated vision allows it to quickly react to visual cues.
A small number of people experience a debilitating level of eco-anxiety that limits their ability to live happy and healthy lives.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
A mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that kept people cool in the past.
The first two weeks of preseason training are the toughest as players’ bodies acclimatize to running hard in the heat. An exercise scientist explains the risks.
Three generations in a Syrian town: The English-to-Arabic translator of the novel that was a finalist for the prestigious International Prize for Arab Fiction discusses the sweeping historical novel.
Governments and organizations must listen to older adults’ experiences with extreme heat, flooding and wildfire smoke to create effective policies and programs
Rising temperatures — and inflation — are increasing household energy bills. Many Canadians are struggling to meet their basic energy needs.
High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
The tourist appeal of the St. Lawrence River dates to the 19th century. Residents and summer visitors have rubbed shoulders ever since, but not necessarily shared the same ideas about its attractions.
Cognitive skills related to early literacy can be nurtured this summer by engaging in activities that develop social-emotional skills and positive self-regulation.
Young workers are particularly vulnerable in the workplace because they tend to do short-term work, often lack training and safety education, and may see injury as just “part of the job.”
For Wiccans, midsummer, with the maximum hours of sunlight, is the time for celebrating new life.
During heatwaves, the highest temperatures are often found in urbanized areas. Small green spaces are often overlooked as a way to cool urban areas.
Rough surf and nearshore currents lead to about 50 drowning fatalities annually in the Great Lakes.