The combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health, according to new research from the University of California, Irvine.
A study conducted by researchers at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University predicts an average of over 2,000 heat wave related deaths per year in 2057 – 2059.
By the time today's elementary schoolers graduate from college, the U.S. corn belt could be forced to move to the Canadian border to escape devastating heat waves brought on by rising global temperatures. If farmers don't ...
Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Western Washington is braced for unusually hot weather this week, but University of Washington scientists say this could be one for the record books, with Seattle experiencing historic triple-digit readings.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September?
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.
(Phys.org)—Scientists at Northumbria University have begun to unlock the mystery of why the outer edge of the Sun is much hotter than its surface for the first time.
Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific ...