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East Coast Heat Wave

PHOTOS: Zoo Animals Cool Off

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

It's hot enough outside as a human -- imagine if you were a three-ton elephant or a hairy Giant Panda! Keepers at Smithsonian's National Zoo emplo...

Because It's Hot: Boozy Gelato

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

Breaking news: It's hot outside! Okay, we realize that's not-so-breaking news. But while we're loathe to venture into the heat, here's a reason to...

Shangri-La in Our Own Backyard

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

When heat rises from the concrete in waves, humidity hangs on the air in heavy vapor, and warmed chewing gum pulls up off the sidewalk and sticks to the soles of my shoes, I find myself gravitating to the farmer's market.

Heat Waves Hardest On Minority Communities, Experts Say

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Torrid temperatures aren't uncommon this time of year, but record-breaking levels of heat and humidity are and they're expected to sweep through most ...

Brace Yourselves, Carolinas: Heat Wave On The Way

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As a ridge of high pressure pushes warm, moist air in from the Gulf of Mexico, the Carolinas braced Friday for multiple days o...

Is This Heat the 'New Normal'? A Look at Philadelphia (VIDEO)

David Kroodsma | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Every 10 years NOAA scientists calculate average temperatures and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations. These "new normals" indicate how a changing climate may affect everything from energy bills to crops to insurance premiums.

Heat Wave Roasts East Coast, Cooler Temperatures On The Way

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 09.22.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — (AP) A heat wave scorched the East Coast with another day of triple-digit temperatures on Saturday, forcing power authorities to throttle...

It's SO HOT Outside...

Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy

In case you haven't heard, it is hot. Really hot. Really, really hot. Seriously, if Congress' AC went out, we'd have a vote to raise the debt ceili...

Heat Wave Bakes Eastern Cities

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The urban Northeast baked like a potato wrapped in foil Friday as record-breaking, 100-degree temperatures and steambath humidity com...

WATCH: How To Stay Cool In Heat Wave

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

It's official: heat wave 2011 is in full force. And if you're out and about in this scorching summer weather, it's inevitable that you're going to fin...

East Coast States Brace For Yet Another Scorching Day

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — It's blistering. Scorching. Steamy. Brutal. Baking. Torrid. Ovenlike. It's run-out-of-adjectives hot. "A volcano – that's what...

Chill Out: The Top 10 Southern Hemisphere Summer Cool-Off Spots (PHOTOS, POLL)

Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Can you imagine watching the World Cup in the winter? Sounds silly, right? Well, for the Southern Hemisphere, that's the cool reality. While we are h...

PHOTOS: Animals At National Zoo Brace Heat Wave With Popsicles And Air Conditioning

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the eastern U.S. swelters under intense heat, even animals at the zoo are turning to popsicles and air conditioning. At the Na...

Temperatures Set To Reach 100 Again In Another Day Of The East Coast Heat Wave

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHILDELPHIA (AP) -- Heat and humidity draped the Northeast for yet another day Wednesday, pushing power companies to crank up power to cool the stick...

How Did New Yorkers Deal With Heat Waves in Centuries Past? (SLIDESHOW)

Megan Doherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Megan Doherty

In New York, where concrete ratchets temperatures from hot to hellish, refuge can only be found inside air-conditioned interiors. But how did New Yorkers deal with the heat in the days before A/C?

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Beat The Heat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Temperatures are rising into the triple digits all along the East Coast, including in New York City. The city reached 103 degrees Tuesday in Central...

Will The East Coast Heat Wave Heat Up The Climate Change Conversation? | Posted by Bryan Walsh Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11:49 Am | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Every major heat wave--especially the ones that occur in New York and Washington, where apparently the only things that ever matter happen--brings glo...

East Coast Heat Wave: How Do The Homeless Cope?

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As a vicious heat wave continues to cook the midwest and east coast, with no sign of relief until Thursday, focus in media coverage turns to how to be...

Coming Heat Wave Threatens East Coast

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The heat wasn't going to keep Jerryll Freels inside on his vacation. The 28-year-old made his way through Times Square on Monday, co...