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Climate Change Makes Unusual Heat at Night Far More Likely
Unusually Hot Nights
Make This Heat Wave Deadly
new study

Unusually Hot Nights Make This Heat Wave Deadly

Human activity has changed the formula, scientists say

(Newser) - Human-caused climate change dialed up the thermostat and turbocharged the odds of this month's killer heat that has been baking the Southwestern US, Mexico, and Central America, a new flash study found. Sizzling daytime temperatures that triggered cases of heatstroke in parts of the US were 35 times more...

Millions Endure Scorching Heat, Sticky Humidity
Even Maine
Has Heated Up
This Week
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Even Maine Has Heated Up This Week

At an ice cream shop in Maine, soft serve isn't selling

(Newser) - A blistering heat wave Wednesday extended from the Midwest to New England, leaving millions of people sweltering through the Juneteenth holiday, including in places like northern Maine that rarely experience such conditions this early in the year. The city of Caribou, Maine, 10 miles from the Canadian border, saw a...

It's Hot in Mecca, and Hundreds Have Died

Temperatures are north of 117 degrees

(Newser) - Hundreds of people died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites, officials said Wednesday, as people tried to claim their loved ones' bodies. Saudi Arabia hasn't commented on the death toll amid the heat during the...

Hundreds of Heat Records May Fall This Week
Get Ready for
a Hot Week,
America
THE RUNDOWN

Get Ready for a Hot Week, America

Hundreds of temperature records may fall this week as a heat wave sweeps the nation

(Newser) - Summer is still officially a few days away, but this week is going to be a hot one across much of America, with temperatures more akin to those seen deep in July or August. "Hundreds" of temperature records may be surpassed over the next few days, with the National...

They Ran Out of Water. He Shielded Her With His Body

Rescuers find couple huddled in Joshua Tree amid triple-digit temps last weekend

(Newser) - A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday, the man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office...

2 More Tourists Vanish in Steamy Greek Isles

Including a 59-year-old American who was hiking on Amorgos

(Newser) - Two more tourists have vanished on Greek islands, after the body of British TV personality Michael Mosley recently turned up on the island of Symi. All three men disappeared on solo hikes. One of the two men who remains missing is an American, identified as Albert or Eric Calibet, 59....

11 End Up in Hospital While Waiting for Trump Rally

Heat-related injuries took place in Phoenix, where temps reached a record 112 degrees

(Newser) - Neither a series of criminal indictments or even a guilty verdict is keeping fans of Donald Trump away from his rallies—nor is extreme heat. Temps around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous daily record from eight years prior, but that didn'...

Delhi Temps Shatter Record, Lead to Water Shortage
In India's Capital,
a 'Sweaty Mess'

In India's Capital, a 'Sweaty Mess'

One reading Wednesday in Delhi showed temps of around 126 degrees Fahrenheit, a record for the city

(Newser) - It was even hotter on Wednesday in New Delhi than experts had predicted it would be, and those temps led to a new record: 50.5 degrees Celsius, or nearly 123 degrees Fahrenheit, the Indian capital's hottest day ever, reports the Guardian . The mercury-busting stat was recorded in the...

In Sultry Mexico, Monkeys Fall 'Out of the Trees Like Apples'

More than 157 howler monkeys have perished in state of Tabasco due to heat wave

(Newser) - The number of heat-related howler monkey deaths in Mexico has risen to 157, the government said, with a tragically small number of the primates treated or recovering, the AP reports. Meanwhile, an animal park in northern Mexico confirmed it has received reports that at least a hundred parrots, bats and...

As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

Hot Enough for Ya? Just Wait for This Summer

The West and the Northeast could be in for a hot one, says NOAA

(Newser) - If you're among the Americans trying to get that beach body ready, it looks like you'd better get cracking, because you might not want much more than that swimsuit on during this summer. NOAA is predicting a sultrier than usual June through August in the US, with basically...

New Heat Alert System Has a Level Worse Than Red

Magenta will be used for 'rare and/or long-duration extreme heat with little to no overnight relief'

(Newser) - Forget about red hot. A new color-coded heat warning system relies on magenta to alert Americans to the most dangerous conditions they may see this summer. The National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday—Earth Day—presented a new online heat risk system that...

In Latest Climate Report, a 'Warning to Humanity'

Earth hit threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius over an entire year, with hottest January on record

(Newser) - World leaders walked away from the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference with the aim to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. We've now hit that threshold over a yearlong period, European climate monitors announced Thursday. February...

Our Homes Have to Change in This New Era
How to Adapt Our Homes,
Cities for a Hotter Future
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How to Adapt Our Homes, Cities for a Hotter Future

Grist and Gizmodo design a 'model metropolis' in an age of rising temperatures

(Newser) - Life-threatening heat for weeks on end is becoming less of an anomaly in cities around the world, including the US . And it's more than a minor inconvenience. "Waiting 20 minutes for the bus in triple-digit weather isn't just unpleasant—it can be dangerous," observes a joint...

Extreme Heat? There Are US Workers Blistering in It

Efforts are being made at state and federal levels, but in the meantime, the suffering continues

(Newser) - Santos Brizuela spent more than two decades laboring outdoors, persisting despite a bout of heatstroke while cutting sugar cane in Mexico and chronic laryngitis from repeated exposure to the hot sun while on various other jobs. But last summer, while on a construction crew in Las Vegas, he reached his...

50 Cent Cancels Concert Due to Extreme Heat

'I'll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone'

(Newser) - Sweltering heat in Phoenix that has routinely broken records this summer led to yet another canceled concert, with rapper 50 Cent calling the triple-digit temperatures "dangerous." The rapper said Monday that his scheduled show Tuesday night at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue in west Phoenix, was...

There's More 'Record-Breaking Heat' to Come

Temperatures will near 100 degrees in many cities before weekend brings relief for some

(Newser) - Much of the country continues to bake under a heat dome, with more than 110 million people in 20 states under heat alerts as of Thursday. More than 81 million are under excessive heat warnings , including in New Orleans, Dallas, and Louisville. The National Weather Service expects "another day...

As Heat Rises, Cows 'Are Just Dropping'

'I've never seen anything like it,' Iowa farmer says

(Newser) - The summer heat has been deadly for hundreds of cows in Iowa and other states in the Midwest. Iowa officials say that on the last day of July, the world's hottest month on record, they received a request to dispose of almost 400 cows that had died from the...

Heat Sickens Hundreds at World Scout Jamboree

12-day event is being held in 'vast treeless area' in South Korea

(Newser) - The first World Scout Jamboree since the pandemic is being held amid South Korea's hottest summer in years—and the on-site hospital has been very busy. The Guardian reports that 138 people were treated for heat-related illness on Thursday alone, bringing the total to more than 700 in the...

Get Ready, East Coast: You're Next in Extreme Heat's Sights

Super-high temps are working their way from Midwest to Northeast, mid-Atlantic states

(Newser) - Nearly 200 million people in the United States, or 60% of the US population, are under a heat advisory or flood warning or watch and have been since Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Dangerous heat is forecast to "engulf" much of the eastern half of the United...

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