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Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 24th, 2020

A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

  • Published: May 20th, 2019

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus that continued increasing temperatures will make future ozone levels, and, in effect, health risks worse.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

  • Published: Apr 19th, 2019

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

  • Published: Apr 17th, 2019

Local temperature data from 1970 to 2018 shows warming trends across the country — and Americans are already feeling the effects.

New Findings Show How Climate Change Is Influencing India’s Farmer Suicides

New Findings Show How Climate Change Is Influencing India’s Farmer Suicides

  • Published: Aug 11th, 2017

Farmer suicides have disrupted India's countryside. Findings suggest climate change is playing a role.