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Record-Breaking Northwest Heatwave Linked to Hundreds of Deaths

Record-Breaking Northwest Heatwave Linked to Hundreds of Deaths

The record-shattering heatwave currently scorching the Pacific Northwest has been linked to hundreds of deaths in the region over just the past week, with British Columbia alone reporting at least 486 “sudden and unexpected” fatalities since last Friday. #HeatWave2021

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Record Heat and Flimsy Power Grid Across US Illustrates Urgent Need for Green Infrastructure

Posted by on June 18, 2021 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Record Heat and Flimsy Power Grid Across US Illustrates Urgent Need for Green Infrastructure

Texas’ grid shutting down in both cold and heat,” said one Democratic lawmaker, “underscores the facts we need to invest in clean and renewable energy infrastructure. Immediately. #heatwave #gogreen

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Hot Hot Hot! Iran City Heat Index Nearly Breaks World Record

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment with 7 Comments
Hot Hot Hot! Iran City Heat Index Nearly Breaks World Record

Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) [on July 31, 2015]… factoring in the humidity. Although there are no official records of heat indices, this is second highest level we have ever seen reported.

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