Heat waves might affect a person’s cognitive ability, too. According to a study conducted by Harvard, students who lived in air conditioned dorms during a heatwave answered tests faster and more accurately than students without air conditioning.
Public Health July 12, 2018
Experts reported persistent heat wave that is sweeping across several regions in the Northern Hemisphere. Early this month, many cities had already broken their highest recorded temperatures in the past decades.
Earth/Environment July 6, 2018
A new study revealed that although the heat wave has killed plenty of the staghorn coral reefs, some managed to live through the warmer temperatures. This is because they can migrate and send out larvae to less warm spots.
Earth/Environment April 20, 2018
A heat wave led to catastrophic bleaching that killed one in three corals in the Great Barrier Reef in 2016. This was followed by another heat wave in 2017.
Earth/Environment April 19, 2018
Dangerous heat waves could affect up to three-fourths of the world's population in the future. Heat-related deaths and illness could also become common. How can societies adapt to potentially deadly temperatures?
Earth/Environment June 21, 2017
Deadly heat waves, while already killing people around the world, are set to become worse in the face of climate change. The findings of a new study paints a grim picture of fatalities from extreme heat.
Earth/Environment June 20, 2017
Researchers have warned that large cities could face deadly heat waves even if global warming is halted at levels agreed in the Paris climate agreement.. What should be done beyond cutting carbon emissions?
Earth/Environment March 29, 2017
There's no time to waste when it comes to climate change. Heat waves, disease outbreaks, and hunger could kill more people as Earth heats up, warned scientists at the recent Climate and Health Meeting in Atlanta.
Earth/Environment February 17, 2017
Southwest U.S. is getting hotter due to the current heat wave, which is expected to last until Wednesday, June 22. Here are some tips on how to survive a heat wave and prevent heat strokes.
Public Health June 21, 2016
'Rare, dangerous and deadly' heat is coming to Western U.S. On Sunday, June 19, Phoenix temperature is predicted to reach 118 degrees Fahrenheit (47.7 degrees Celsius) and peak at 119 degrees Fahrenheit (48.3 degrees Celsius) on Monday, June 20.
Earth/Environment June 18, 2016
Scientists developed a new way of coming up with long-term heat wave forecasts in the eastern half of the U.S. up to 50 days ahead using a specific sea surface temperature pattern in the North Pacific Ocean. The new method can better help farmers and city planners prepare.
Space March 30, 2016
Natural climate swings had very slim chances of causing the record-breaking heat waves that occurred in recent years. A new study argues that human-induced climate change may have led to the record-high temperatures.
Earth/Environment January 28, 2016
Europe suffered from tremendous heat waves, even setting new record highs. According to scientists, these surges of weather pattern alterations may be caused by climate change.
Earth/Environment July 5, 2015
An intense heat wave sweeping across India is so hot that it is melting roads and claiming the lives of hundreds in the process.
May 29, 2015
Urban areas are getting more heat waves in recent years in comparison with nonurban areas. Scientists estimate that 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050.
Earth/Environment January 30, 2015
California experiences an extremely hot weather with heat in some areas reaching over 100. The CDC says air-conditioning reduces risks of heat-related illnesses and deaths.
Earth/Environment October 6, 2014
Australia experienced its hottest weather in history in 2013. A series of studies reveals humans are to blame.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2014
Climate change may affect the health of humans in the future. By 2050, 3,000 to 5,000 Americans are estimated to die of heat waves each year.
Life September 23, 2014
Researchers find significant associations between variations in high-altitude wind patterns with largely amplified waves and the extreme weather conditions, droughts and wet spells seen in certain regions of the northern hemisphere.
Animals June 25, 2014
Climate change may soon cause sizzling hot weather in the UK and the rest of Europe. Scientists are expecting more heatwaves by the year 2040.
Earth/Environment March 26, 2014
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