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2010-07-16 10:51:21

Heat waves may cause increased mortality but, until now, there has been no single scientific definition for the occasional bursts of hot weather that can strike during the summer months. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health have created a definition that they use to document, for the first time, how heat wave mortality impact differs between European cities. Daniela D'Ippoliti from the Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy, worked with an...

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2010-07-08 14:06:34

Exceptionally long heat waves and other hot events could become commonplace in the United States in the next 30 years, according to a new study by Stanford University climate scientists. "Using a large suite of climate model experiments, we see a clear emergence of much more intense, hot conditions in the U.S. within the next three decades," said Noah Diffenbaugh, an assistant professor of environmental Earth system science at Stanford and the lead author of the study. Writing in the journal...

2010-07-07 11:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a heat wave affecting much of the state, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today said these high temperatures can cause livestock and pets to suffer from heat-related stress. Heavier, fattened livestock, animals with darker coats and those with chronic health conditions are at the greatest risk of stress from the extreme heat. Redding recommends looking for signs of stress in livestock that are outside during the hottest part...

2010-07-05 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of the National Weather Service's declaration of an "Excessive Heat Warning," Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will operate its HEATLINE BEGINNING AT NOON TODAY, JULY 5, THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS, THE HEATLINE WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL THURSDAY, JULY 8 FROM 8:30 AM TO MIDNIGHT. Media are asked to announce PCA's HEATLINE phone number, 215-765-9040, during broadcasts pertaining to the heat wave....

2010-07-02 13:01:00

VALHALLA, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warm weather usually means lots of summer fun and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the combination of high heat and high humidity often become very dangerous. Temperatures over the next few days are expected to be in the upper 90's with a heat index of over 100 and that can often cause health problems especially in older adults and infants. High temperature and increased humidity can be very dangerous for both of these groups as...

2010-06-03 13:50:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As forecasts predict temperatures into the upper 90's and over 100 in many areas of the state next week, Cal/OSHA urges employers to observe the precautions specified in the heat illness prevention regulation. "We have experienced an unseasonably cool season so far but employers across the state should be prepared for hot weather," said Department of Industrial Relations Director John C. Duncan. "Employers need to ensure that all...

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2009-12-08 12:35:00

The head of the World Meteorological Organization said at the UN climate talks Tuesday that the first decade of the 21st century is set to be the warmest on record. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told journalists that the decade 2000-2009 is very likely to be the warmest on record, warmer than the 1990s, which were in turn warmer than the 1980s. The year 2009 would also likely rank as the fifth warmest since 1850, the beginning of accurate instrumental climate records, Jarraud added....

2009-09-01 14:57:03

U.S. scientists studying a mid-July to early August 2006 heat wave that struck the southwestern United States say such extremes are becoming more likely. The 2006 heat wave broke many high temperature and humidity records, scientists said, leading to the deaths of more than 600 people, 25,000 cattle and 70,000 poultry in California alone. An analysis of that episode by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego suggests such regional...

2009-08-27 16:54:12

Researchers from Wageningen University used the warm days in August to map out the urban climate in two Dutch cities. The research team drove two cargo bicycles with measurement equipment during various times of a 24 hours' day through Rotterdam and Arnhem. The results may indicate to which extent heat stress may become a problem for the inhabitants.Future projections of climate change show  that frequency of heat waves will increase substantially in the next decades. Particularly in...

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2009-08-26 12:30:00

Scripps climate researchers have issued a new study showing an increase in the number of hot, humid days in California. Led by Alexander Gershunov, of the University of California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the team examined a heat wave that hit the southwestern United States from mid July to early August 2006. They noted that temperature records were broken during this time and also noted a link between high humidity levels and the deaths of more than 600 people, 25,000 cattle...


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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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