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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...

Image 1 - Time Of Year Important In Projections Of Climate Change Effects On Ecosystems
2012-02-15 03:40:30

Results of study on prairie grasslands show differences across the months 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? Scientists studying the subtle effects of heat waves and droughts say that when such events happen makes a big difference. Based on more than 25 years of data from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)...

Image 1 - Satellites Predict City Hot Spots
2011-09-29 07:10:15

Satellites are helping to forecast the location of urban areas most affected during heat waves, helping planners to design cooler, more comfortable cities. The temperature in densely urbanized areas can be several degrees higher than in nearby rural areas — a phenomenon known as the ℠urban heat island´ effect. These ℠heat islands´ are particularly noticeable at night. During the day, cities accumulate solar radiation and release the energy after the Sun sets....

2011-08-22 17:45:00

Lady of America Franchise Corporation Offers Tips to Exercise Safely in the Sizzling Heat Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 With the majority of the country experiencing a dangerous heat wave these past few weeks and no immediate relief in sight, Lady of America Franchise Corporation wants to make sure you beat the heat "• and stay safe "• when it comes to exercising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heat-related deaths and illness are...

2011-08-05 12:05:00

In the news release, Asphalt Fuels Coming Heat Domes, issued 01-Aug-2011 by Emerald Cities USA Ltd. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the contact information, the phone number is incorrect. The phone number should read "480-221-5012" rather than "408-221-5012" as originally issued inadvertently. Please also note the addition of a URL in the last sentence of the release: www.emeraldcoolpavements.com . The complete, corrected release follows: Asphalt Fuels Coming Heat...

2011-08-03 13:30:00

AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA and WY analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is expected to lead to worsening drought conditions and greater heat extremes, along with myriad health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps, users can see local data and...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As cities across the United States cope with record-breaking heat waves this summer, it is critical for those who care for the elderly to proactively protect their health, says Dr. Richard Della Penna, Chief Medical Officer of Independa(TM), Inc. and a leading expert on elder care. He adds that emerging technology makes it easier to take precautions and learn of potential issues. "The elderly are at greater risk than the general population during...

2011-08-01 01:06:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Energy "Urban Heat Island Group" has been studying global thermal images, weather anomalies, Urban Heat Island and heat domes for over 8 years. According to Emerald Cities(TM) USA Ltd., as early as 2003, DOE was offering suggestions towards mitigating the looming threat of rising Urban Heat. Amidst citizens trying to do their part by painting their roofs white, pundits persist in confusing the public into general apathy with two...


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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