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Bracing for Heat in Minnesota - New case study published on the Climate Resilience Toolkit 19 August 2016

Bracing for Heat in Minnesota - New case study published on the Climate Resilience Toolkit

Heat waves bring some level of discomfort to nearly everyone. When excessive heat catches vulnerable populations off guard, though, discomfort can advance to illness and even death. Learn about strategies that help protect people in both rural and urban settings.

Heat waves bring some level of discomfort to nearly everyone. When excessive heat catches vulnerable populations off guard, though, discomfort can advance to illness and even death. Learn about strategies that help protect people in both rural and urban settings.
How to weather this week's heat wave 21 July 2016

How to weather this week's heat wave

Chicagoans try to beat the summer heat. Dawn Rhodes, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Everyone from health officials to utilities companies are offering advice on how to weather the heat wave the end of this week.
Heat wave still scorching the nation 20 July 2016

Heat wave still scorching the nation

By Doug Criss, CNN Updated 8:08 PM ET, Wed July 20, 2016

(CNN) Unless you're lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, summer's been unflinchingly brutal this week.The so-called heat dome -- a large area of high temperatures and humidity -- has been baking a good portion of the country for days and there's no relief in sight. The heat will continue to sear parts of the nation, right on through the weekend.

First Regional NIHHIS Rio Grande/Bravo Workshop in El Paso, TX 19 July 2016

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

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.

Could the Imminent U.S. Heat Wave Trigger a Flash Drought? 19 July 2016

Could the Imminent U.S. Heat Wave Trigger a Flash Drought?

By: Bob Henson , 12:36 AM GMT on July 19, 2016

A massive upper-level high will envelop most of the contiguous U.S. in the last half of July, setting up what could be a prolonged bout of extreme heat for millions of Americans. If the scorching weather persists into August, the odds of a “flash drought” in the nation’s heartland will rise sharply (along with the odds that the U.S. will notch its hottest summer on record, in line with what’s very likely to be Earth’s warmest year on record).

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