Climate Resilience Toolkit Publishes New Case Study on Heat Illness Early Warning in the Carolinas 16 March 2018

Climate Resilience Toolkit Publishes New Case Study on Heat Illness Early Warning in the Carolinas

Developing an Early Warning System to Prevent Heat Illness

Residents of the Carolinas are familiar with hot summers, but in some areas excessive heat events bring a higher risk for heat-related illness—and even death. A new tool can help local communities get ahead of heat events so they can reduce risk for their residents.

By 2085, most cities could be too hot for the Summer Olympics 17 August 2016

By 2085, most cities could be too hot for the Summer Olympics

By Chris Mooney

At a high-end scenario for greenhouse gas emissions, a team of researchers write in the influential medical journal The Lancet, fewer and fewer major cities will be able to host a Summer Olympics as the end of the century nears. The reason? Too much risk of seeing weather conditions get so hot and humid that they would pose a major heat illness danger to athletes.
The best strategies to keep bodies cool in a heatwave, according to researchers 21 July 2016

The best strategies to keep bodies cool in a heatwave, according to researchers

Full body immersion or cooling the extremities will help maintain healthy body temperatures

As we hit high-heat season in the Northern Hemisphere, it is useful to clarify tactics that can be used to help maintain healthy body temperatures. These tips are not commonly known and can be adopted by anyone, anywhere.

First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX 18 July 2016

First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX

Understanding the heat-health needs and unique adaptive approaches of the Rio Grande/Bravo region.

On Wednesday, July 13th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System held its first regional workshop in El Paso (during an active heat wave and under threat of rolling blackouts) to understand the heat-health needs and unique adaptive approaches of the Rio Grande/Bravo region.

Dangerous heat wave to scorch U.S. 18 July 2016

Dangerous heat wave to scorch U.S.

Temperatures over 100 degrees and brutally high humidity will combine to deliver a potentially dangerous heat wave to much of the central and southern U.S. this week.

"This may be one of the worst heat waves in the last few decades," the National Weather Service warned.

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