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Ever heard of phase-change materials? They may have a complicated-sounding name, but these compounds could offer a serious avenue of pursuit in the quest to keep cool in heatwave conditions.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The heatwave over the Labor Day weekend could push the temperature in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit (about 46.1 degrees Celsius) as the hottest day came on Sunday, while increasing fire risks, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts.
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(Reuters) - California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month - even before the peak season begins.
LONDON (Reuters) - As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing amounts of climate-warming pollution, a Reuters analysis of new shipping and fuel-consumption data shows.
Silicon Valley workers previously enjoyed some of the most well-appointed offices in corporate America. Lunch was free, dry-cleaning was on site and the Internet was lightning fast. Now that those workers have settled into their less glamorous home offices, they’re grappling with a trifecta of crises in California: wildfires, a heat wave and rolling power outages – not to mention a global pandemic.
MARYLAND: One of the most extreme heat waves in generations is smothering California this week and pushing the region’s power grid to the brink of collapse
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Smoke from several wildfires burning in Southern California has caused unhealthy air quality, authorities said on Saturday.
ROME, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Most of western Europe has been held in the grips of a major heatwave since early August, forcing governments to make drastic moves in many countries. Analysts have called for action as they say that hot spells are expected to become more common in the coming years.