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Hot summer temperatures can make you anxious and irritable and dull your thinking. Here’s what researchers think is going on.
The potentially fatal pathogen Candida auris has crossed the “temperature barrier” into humans, causing cases to jump by 1,200% since 2017.
Automotive technicians from Bosch say the Texas heat waves are breaking down rubber compounds in windshield wipers and reducing brake performance.
As much of the United States swelters under record heat, Amazon drivers and warehouse workers have gone on strike in part to protest working conditions that can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Americans, cranking up their air conditioners, are helping to break summertime records for daily consumption of natural gas, a contributor to climate change.
With dangerously high temperatures across the country, hospitals are seeing more people with potentially deadly heat illness.
In 2019, I happened to be visiting Phoenix on a 115-degree day. I had a meeting one afternoon about 10 blocks from the hotel where I was staying downtown. I gamely thought I’d brave the heat and walk to it. How bad could the heat really be? I grew up in California, not the Arctic.