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2012-07-18 14:21:45

CHICAGO, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the most extreme heat wave the City of Chicago has seen in over 100 years, Officers at the Cook County Department of Corrections were doing their best to stay cool and keep the facility safe, despite no air conditioning and unsanitary conditions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Time and time again, officers have protested the poor working and living conditions inside Cook County Jail, where temperatures...

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2012-07-12 16:04:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While a new study warned about the increasing odds of heat waves sweeping the earth, it also suggested the controversial nature and political undertones of climate studies. The study, led by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric (NOAA) scientists and issued in coordination with the U.K. Met (Meterology) Office, said that global warming made the 2011 Texas heat waves from March through August 20 times as likely as they would have been...

2012-07-11 02:23:36

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Utah experiences some of its worst heat waves in five years, Richter7, a Salt Lake City-based advertising and public relations agency, has mandated a "No Pants" policy from July 10 to mid-August as a way to stay cool during the summer. For the fifth straight year, Richter7 employees will be encouraged to wear shorts, skirts, capris, lava lavas, sarongs, kilts and saris - anything but pants - to work until the heat lets up, even in...

2012-07-07 23:01:43

A/C Service Expert American Cooling And Heating Gives Sound Advice On How To Stay Safe This Summer Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 A/C Service Expert American Cooling And Heating Provides Advice On How To Stay Safe During The Summer Following simple guidelines may reduce the risks associated with heat. With summer in full swing, there is unfortunately more to think about than vacations and picnics. High temperatures can pose a danger for everyone, but especially for the elderly....

2012-07-06 06:20:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With many areas expecting dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity again this weekend, the Department of Health is reminding Pennsylvanians to take simple steps to prevent heat-related illness. "Temperatures may feel over 100 degrees or more in many areas, so taking the proper precautions against heat-related illness will be very important," said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila. Healthy people of any...

2012-07-04 23:01:45

In the aftermath of deadly storms, 1.4 million residents of the Northeast US lack power. At the same time, an unrelenting heat wave has been affecting most of those 1.4 million people. Disaster Relief Supply, an emergency preparedness retailer based out of Destin, FL, provides a large supply of items like generators, cooling fans, meal kits, safes, and more to help deal with record high temperatures, and widespread power outages. Destin, FL (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 Severe Storms and Tornados...

Five Degree Temperature Increases Expected In Southern California By Mid-Century
2012-06-22 08:23:06

Climate change could have a profound impact on Southern California, as the region could be several degrees warmer by the middle of the century, according to a new UCLA study released on Thursday. The southern part of the state could be three to five degrees warmer in the years 2041 to 2060, though differences between the coast and inland locations and mountainous and desert areas will mean that the heat increase will vary, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday. The study, which...

2012-05-25 10:22:35

Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Aging Offer Important Heat Safety Tips HARRISBURG, Pa., May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With hot temperatures and high humidity expected to make an early appearance in some parts of Pennsylvania this Memorial Day weekend, the Departments of Health and Aging are urging everyone to take simple steps to prevent serious heat-related illness or even death. "With so many outdoor activities planned this holiday weekend, people need to be aware...

2012-05-23 10:22:09

NRDC's "Killer Summer Heat" Report Estimates Heat Death in Top 40 Cities WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150,000 additional Americans could die by the end of this century due to excessive heat caused by climate change, according to a detailed analysis of peer-reviewed scientific data by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The "Killer Summer Heat" report, released today, projects heat-related death toll through the end of the 21st century in the most...

2012-04-10 08:56:54

Large day-to-day variations in temperature could result in thousands more deaths per year New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) suggests that seemingly small changes in summer temperature swings–as little as 1°C more than usual–may shorten life expectancy for elderly people with chronic medical conditions, and could result in thousands of additional deaths each year. While previous studies have focused on the short-term effects of heat waves, this is the...


Latest Heat wave Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

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
2012-12-31 12:08:31

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...

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

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...

The Heat Wave Of The Central United States
2012-06-26 06:00:45

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...

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