The concert in Rio de Janeiro took place during one of the worst heat waves ever in Brazil. The country is in the middle of a record-breaking six months of extreme weather.
This summer has already been awfully hot in the southern Plains and the Gulf Coast. Now, a large portion of the U.S. will face a prolonged period of dangerous heat.
The medical dangers of heat are real. But people often ignore public heat alerts, or don't know how vulnerable they are. A new alert system prompts clinicians to talk about heat with patients.
Like other places, New Orleans has seen record numbers of people falling ill with heat-related conditions. First responders and hospitals race to respond with ice, fluids, and air conditioning.
El Niño is warming up the water in the Pacific Ocean. That extra heat affects the whole planet, and has helped drive record-breaking hot weather.
"If it's hot outside for you, it's most likely even hotter for your pet," one expert tells NPR. Here's how to protect your pet outdoors, keep them engaged inside and respond to signs of heat stroke.
Researchers estimate that 61,672 Europeans died from heat-related illness between late May and early September 2022. They're urging countries to step up their heat prevention and adaptation efforts.
Scientists say worsening heat waves have a clear link to climate change. This year, a seasonal El Niño pattern will also be adding fuel to the fire.
Unprecedented heat waves are on the rise as the climate gets hotter. But experts say the country's heat warning system may be leading the public to underestimate the dangers.
Millions of people rely on city parks to recharge, cool off and connect. But climate change is threatening the very spaces that help us cope with the stresses of living on a hotter planet.