What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degree Weather in Phoenix

Phoenix is facing a double heat and housing crisis that is falling hardest on people who have to suffer the sun.

#arizona, #gallego-kate, #homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #temperature, #weather

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Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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Hottest Temperatures in Arizona and Nevada History Are Possible

A heat wave across the western United States, already facing a severe drought, could deliver temperatures above 125 degrees.

#arizona, #california, #nevada, #southwestern-states-us, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wildfires

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This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

The microscopic animals were frozen when woolly mammoths still roamed the planet, but were restored as though no time had passed.

#animals, #current-biology-journal, #microbiology, #research, #siberia, #temperature, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Cold Tooth Pain’s Mysterious Molecular Culprit

Researchers figured out how a jolt of discomfort gets from the damaged outside of your tooth to the nerves inside it.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #mice, #proteins, #research, #science-advances-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #temperature, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity

A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

#global-warming, #nature-journal, #temperature, #weather

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How to Prevent the Next Texas Power Breakdown

The state’s massive blackouts are the result of a failure to insure against extreme weather.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.

#energy-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #infrastructure-public-works, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas

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Texas Winter Storm Leads to Power Outages and Angry Residents

“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #oncor-incorporated, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #weather

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Icy Storm Barrels Across Central U.S., Leaving Millions Without Power

The snowstorm covered a huge part of the country, including states unaccustomed to slick roads and a deep freeze.

#national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind-power

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Why Are We So Afraid of Fevers?

Under most circumstances, fever is beneficial, reducing the severity of illness and shortening its length.

#college-of-physicians-of-philadelphia, #fever, #immune-system, #infections, #seizures-medical, #temperature

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2020 Ties 2016 as Hottest Yet, European Analysis Shows

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #temperature, #wildfires

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2020 is Tied With 2016 as Hottest Year Ever on Record

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #temperature, #wildfires

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Snow in N.Y.C.: When Will It Start, and How Much Will Fall?

Wednesday’s snowstorm in New York City will be the biggest in recent years. Many New Yorkers were planning to stay home anyway.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #weather

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Another Month on a Warming Planet: Record-Hot November

European scientists reported that November’s global temperatures were the highest ever, surpassing the previous record, set in 2016 and 2019.

#environment, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #global-warming, #temperature

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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.

#environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #sea-lions, #temperature

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California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State’s Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

#california, #heatstroke, #national-weather-service, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

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California’s Heat Wave Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend

Record-breaking temperatures are expected across the western United States. They might be followed by wind that could worsen fires in California, or storms that could bring snow in Colorado.

#california, #colorado, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

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Death Valley Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius.

#california, #death-valley-national-park, #deserts, #earth, #global-warming, #kuwait, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #temperature, #weather

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How Hot is Too Hot?

The human body can survive at surprisingly high temperatures, so long as you’re prepared to sweat.

#skin, #sweating, #temperature, #water, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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A Heat Wave, the Coronavirus: Double Spikes of Risk Hit Communities

The South and Southwest hit record temperatures over the weekend and meteorologists warned that heat will rise in the East and High Plains.

#air-conditioning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #global-warming, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #united-states, #weather

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Historic Arctic Heat Wave Roasts Siberia

Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.

#ice, #oceans-and-seas, #russia, #siberia, #temperature, #wildfires

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Scientists Predict Scorching Temperatures to Last Through Summer

Hotter than normal temperatures are expected across almost all of the United States into September, government researchers said.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

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How to Disinfect a Police Car in a Pandemic: Make It an Oven

The N.Y.P.D. and other departments were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in vehicles. Ford’s answer is software to crank up the heat.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ford-motor-co, #ohio-state-university, #police-department-nyc, #research, #software, #temperature

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