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Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Schools Institute ‘Heat Days’ to Protect Kids from Soaring Classroom Temperatures

Image via Shutterstock. Snow days force school closures due to heaps of snow and ice - and now rising temperatures across the country are forcing some schools to institute "heat days." As the AP

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As China Sizzles, Residents Cook Food On Manhole Covers

As China Sizzles, Residents Cook Food On Manhole Covers

Photo via Shutterstock China is suffering from one of its worst heatwaves in recorded history - and some hard-hit residents in Shanghai and the eastern and southern provinces are demonstrating the

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Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That's exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have done by upgrading an everyday wind turbine with a new

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Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

Average Global Temperatures Poised to Soar Past 11,000-Year High

Image by Airs Science Team, NASA/JPL Is it getting hot in here? Absolutely. Don't let the recent snowfall fool you: 2012 was the hottest year on record for the U.S. and the future isn't looking much

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2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States

2012 Was the Hottest Year Ever for the Contiguous United States

Photo by Shutterstock It's official: Last year was the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States. The National Climate Data Center announced today that the average temperature last

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Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Catastrophic Fires and Record Heat Engulf Five of Six Australian States

Bush fires are raging through five out of six Australian states due to record heat and dry conditions. Over the weekend, flames flattened whole townships in the island state of Tasmania, where locals told

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The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

With this summer seeing record scorching temperatures and blackouts in India, the Courtyard House seems prepared to deal with the high temperatures. Designed by Mumbai-based Sanjay Puri Architects, the

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United States Is Experiencing Worst Drought Since 1956

United States Is Experiencing Worst Drought Since 1956

We all know that the US has been experiencing some very hot and dry weather conditions, with the country's most productive agricultural states suffering as a result. However, according to the National

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NOAA Finds The First Six Months of 2012 Were The Warmest On Record

NOAA Finds The First Six Months of 2012 Were The Warmest On Record

Many parts of the US experienced scorching temperatures over the past six months, so it may come as no surprise that the first half of 2012 was the warmest on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

NRDC Report Says US Heat-Related Deaths To Triple Due To Climate Change

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that by the end of the century, heat-related deaths in the United States are expected to triple as a result of climate change. As summer approaches,

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Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Unless you've been living in an ice chest for the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed that it's been a tad hot. Ok, really hot. Ok, really, REALLY hot. Like record-breaking hot. Just four days

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