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A new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science demonstrates that the devastating effects of the hottest year on record in Australia - 2013 - would not have been possible without the influence of human-caused global warming.
AARP New York offers tips and advice on how older adults can stay safe & avoid life threatening heat conditions NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A looming summer scorcher
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
When temperatures reach 32°C or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27% higher than on typical summer days.
The number of annual excess deaths caused by hot weather in England and Wales is projected to surge by 257% by the middle of the century, as a result of climate change and population growth.
The new “Tips On How to Stay Cool in the Summer” writing on the site Vkool.com covers useful ways to keep cool during summer heat. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January
Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than
New research could give meteorologists the ability to predict deadly summer heat waves more than two weeks ahead of time.
Extreme heat waves, such as the one that blanketed the US last year and baked Russia in 2010, are expected to continue, becoming much more frequent and widespread in the near future.
The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia in July.
An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...
Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...
The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was...
So why is there so much heat and humidity rising up into the Northern Plains creating a surge of hot weather? The answer is in the weather map above. If we look over Lake Michigan we see an area of High pressure which has a clockwise flow over the region. So places on the East are having cooler weather as they are getting the air from Canada pushing down towards them. North Dakota into the Gulf Coast are on the back side of the high so there air is coming from the Gulf of Mexico. If...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.