Stories tagged: "heat"


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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.

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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.

A single surviving stalk of alfalfa sticks out of a field at Caywoods Farm east of Casa Grande in this October 2021 file photo. The spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more drought conditions in Arizona, and in much of the nation. (File photo by Emma VandenEinde/Cronkite News)
Arizona to Endure Another Hot, Dry Spring as Droughts Persist

Arizonans hoping for a break from the drought gripping the state will be disappointed, with climatologists calling for minor to exceptional drought conditions.

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Here’s a Breakdown of Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan

The Phoenix Climate Action Plan focuses on two critical goals to achieve by 2050: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency.

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Rosy-Faced Lovebirds Have Found a Manmade Solution For Keeping Cool in Arizona Heat

Rosy-faced lovebirds, which appeared in Arizona about 40 years ago, learned how to use human innovation to keep cool when temperatures soar.