California's wildfire and COVID-19 disasters just collided

You'd be hard-pressed to dream up a nastier confluence of crises besieging California right now.

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Keep cool and brace for the heat

Yet another threat to public health returns this summer. Here’s what you should know.

Medication and high temperatures can be risky

Climate change is worsening heat waves, and too much heat can make an otherwise safe drug dangerous.

Climate change is going to hit Palestine particularly hard

Global warming will exacerbate the Israel-Palestine conflict. But the conflict will also exacerbate the effects of global warming.

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly

Dangerous heat and humidity could affect 1.2 billion people by the turn of the century if global warming goes unchecked, scientists say.


‘If you're not sweating in this town, there's something wrong'

In Marble Bar, which claims to be Australia’s hottest town, the temperature hit at least 113 degrees on 32 days this summer. Some residents worry that “there’s got to be a point where you actually start to cook.”

Rising temperatures put more US workers at risk of dying from heat

As the climate crisis worsens, there are currently no federal safety protections for workers in extreme temperatures.


The climate disaster inside America’s prisons

Inmates are among the most vulnerable populations on our warming planet—and among the most ignored.

Cancelled races, fainting players: Climate change turns up heat on sports

As the planet heats up, competing in - or even watching - many outdoor sports is becoming increasingly challenging.


How extreme heat overwhelms your body and becomes deadly

Europe's record-breaking heat wave serves as a warning of just how dangerous high temperatures can be.

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi - welfare organisation

A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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