Stories tagged: "heat"


FILE - The late afternoon temperature hits 115-degrees in downtown Phoenix, Monday, June 19, 2017. As heat waves fueled by climate change arrive earlier, grow more intense and last longer, people over 60 who are more vulnerable to high temperatures are increasingly at risk of dying from heat-related causes.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)
Deadly Heat Waves Threaten Older People in Arizona as Summer Nears

Healthcare clinics and local governments are being tested to keep older people safe as extreme temperatures approach in summer.

Dogs are seen wearing booties on the sidewalk as PETA passes out free dog booties to prevent burns on July 23, 2020 in Venice, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Summer Is Coming: A Guide to Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Arizona Heat

Dog owners in the sunniest state need to know the correct measures to take to keep pets safe during the summer.

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How Arizona Compares to the Most Extreme Temperatures Recorded in the US

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state.

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8 Great Summer-Time Activities to Do With the Kids in the Valley

Looking for something to do with the kids that doesn't involve melting in triple-digit heat? The Copper Courier has got you covered!

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Heat Deaths in Maricopa County Hit Half-Year Record

About two-thirds of the heat-associated deaths on Maricopa County involved people who were outdoors.

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Sweltering Streets: Hundreds of People Without Shelter Die in Extreme Heat

Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the United States than hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes combined.

Dr. Joellen Russell in front of a glacier and blue sky
She’s a Scientist. She’s a Mom. And She’s Dead Set on Saving the Planet for Her Children.

University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Joellen Russell helped found a nonprofit dedicated to educating moms on climate change.