For the first time, authorities have given a heat wave a name. Scientists hope that naming extreme heat events will help the public protect itself.
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Britain broke an all-time heat record this week, and a heat wave in the U.S. stretched from California to the South.
Fires such as those caused by a recent record-breaking heatwave in Europe will likely become more common as the climate warms, scientists say.
For the first time in recorded history, Anchorage, Alaska, reached 90 degrees F (32 degrees Celsius).
About 60% of the world will face record-high temperatures every year for the next 100 years if we don't tackle climate change now, a new study suggests.
The hottest place in the U.S., Death Valley, was not left out of this year's record-breaking heat wave.
Summers around the world are already warmer than they used to be, and they’re going to get dramatically hotter by century’s end if carbon pollution continues to rise.
Climate change is poised to affect the health of Americans in every part of the country, a new report says.
As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say.
Deaths due to heat waves could rise three to four times in some regions by the middle of this century, according to a new U.K. study.
As a heat wave grips the I-95 corridor this week, researchers warn how hot cars can get, posing risks to children and pets.