Stories tagged: "heat"

MESA, ARIZONA - AUGUST 03: A church sign reads 'It Is Hot' in the Phoenix metropolitan area on August 03, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona. The average temperature in Phoenix during July was 102.7 degrees, the highest monthly temperature ever for a U.S. city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
End May Be In Sight for Phoenix’s Historic Heat Wave

Scientists blame human-caused climate change with an extra push from El Nino, which is a temporary warming of parts of the Pacific Ocean that changes weather around the globe.

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Housing, Heat and How Not to Feel Completely Hopeless in Arizona

As Arizona’s hottest summer on record slowly comes to an end, local activists share their coping strategies for housing and climate anxiety.

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Phoenix Police Pin Homelessness Advocate to Pavement Amid Heatwave

Sophia Dancel was providing aid to residents of “The Zone” when she was arrested by law enforcement who were there to clear out the area.

A person tries to cool off in the shade Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Could Get a Mild Break From Extreme Heat, as Record Spell Nears 30-Day Mark

“It seems unlikely we’ll see over 110 every day through the end of the month,” said meteorologist Isaac Smith.

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Hobbs Demands Accountability From Utilities Amid Historic Heat Wave

Eighteen people have died from the heat in Maricopa County so far this summer, and 69 of other deaths are being investigated as being a result of extreme heat.

“Take a Hike, Do it Right” signs warn visitors of the dangers while hiking in hot conditions. The city limits hiking on some popular trails from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning. (Photo by Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
Phoenix Considers Extending Closure Hours for Popular Hiking Trails on Excessive Heat Days

For the past two years, Phoenix officials have closed some of the city’s most popular hiking trails when temperatures have soared, to cut down on the number of heat-related incidents.

LUCHA and Working Families Party Join Forces in Arizona to ‘Empower Workers’

The organizations kicked off their collaboration with a joint endorsement for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s reelection campaign.