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You Have All You Need to Beat the Heat

Mary Buchan | Posted 07.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy graphicstock.com ©Graphicstock As I started my usual walk the other day toward the hospital where I work -- just the short walk ...

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

The Decision That Could Kill Your Pet

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Mild weather can seem deceptively safe, but it is not. In less than 30 minutes, the temperature inside a car can rise more than 30 degrees higher than the temperature outside. This is true even if car windows are cracked open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can't cool themselves down as easily as we can, and once they overheat, they can suffer serious organ damage and die.

Essential Cocktails for July Entertaining

Liquor.com | Posted 07.02.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

Have you hitched your hammock to the nearest tree? Good. Now you'll need a beverage to keep cool while you're waiting for the fireworks.

Better Enforcement of Farmworker Heat Rules as UFW and Brown Administration Settle Lawsuit

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 06.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Farm labor -- feeding America and much of the world -- is honorable and important work. Farmworkers shouldn't risk death or illness from extreme heat when reasonable measures can easily prevent such tragedies. Enforcement of these protections will improve through joint efforts by the state of California and the UFW as a result of the settlement of this lawsuit.

4 of the Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded at Illinois Airports

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.05.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Illinois is 117 degrees in East St. Louis in July 1954 during a heat wave in the middle of an already-hot summer. Joe McFarland at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources recounted the day.

7 Things No One Tells You About Hot Yoga

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Hot yoga is an intimidating concept. With studio temperatures ranging from 90 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, most people aren't sprinting to the nearest s...

Pet Safety For Summer - Inside and Out

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary McLaurine

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. This is the time of year we all love! We can take our pets out, romp around, play in the now l...

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the r...

Easy No Bake Chocolate Desserts for Summer Heat

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

As temperatures rise, cool off with easy and tasty chocolate treats.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Safety and Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

One can only hope that by creating National Heatstroke Prevention Day, there'll be more public awareness to the growing danger of leaving a child unattended in a heated vehicle.

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We just got a bracing dose of this reality in a report issued by the CDC. The rate of overweight and obesity is higher among fire fighters -- at 70 percent -- than the general population.

How Climate Change Is Destroying Our National Parks

The Active Times | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

America's national parks are being adversely affected by climate change, with temperatures becoming more extreme in recent years compared to the historical norms of the last century, a new study finds.

INTERACTIVE: How Hot Will Summer Be In Your City In 2100?

Climate Central | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

To embed this interactive, click the preferred size for the code: 720 x 700 | 600 x 583 | 550 x 535 Research Report by Climate Central I...

Brown Is the New Green in California's Drought

Lisa Bennett | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

In the Bay Area where I live, there are signs in parks that say, "Brown is the New Green" -- explaining why bushes have not been watered.

8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

As our climate continues to warm, we can expect to see more of the season's less pleasant side. Heat-trapping carbon pollution is blanketing the planet, supercharging summer hazards, making them more frequent and intense.

NBA Finals Game 5: Team Win

Zach Wasser | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

If Kawhi, Ginobili, Duncan and Parker are all part of the engine that make the Spurs go, as Pop said in his post-game interview, then James is the Heat's entire car (and he's dragging a giant camper full of all his teammates).

Kawhi Leonard Takes Over Game 3 And Changes The Course Of The NBA Finals

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The one guy for the Spurs who can change this series is Kawhi Leonard -- nobody else on the roster can defend LeBron James that well. But what Leonard did in Game 3 was not only bother James (22 points and seven turnovers) as well as force him to use screens for offense, but also completely take over the game offensively. Leonard -- who, ironically, hails from Los Angeles and went unrecruited by the LA schools before going to San Diego State -- scored a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting.

The Language of Love

Amy Mullis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in a language she doesn't understand. The sound of the words should drip with the dreams of her youth and the melody should hint of the promise that comes with time.

Health Experts Issue New Prescription: To Stay Healthy Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

By taking action to limit carbon pollution, we can reduce threats to our health and provide future generations with safer air, cleaner energy, and a more stable climate.

D. Wade Responds To Kobe's Trayvon Martin Comments

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, Lakers star Kobe Bryant found himself at the center of a social media firestorm when critics slammed him for his comments on the Trayvon Ma...

Winter Storm Warning Watch DC!

Meghan Keener | Posted 05.18.2014 | DC
Meghan Keener

Here it comes again, D.C. - snow! Then... a heat storm? Then a massive snowstorm! Then... a fiery heat wave? Our weatherman explains.

No Hiatus in High Extremes in Temperature

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

First of all the hiatus we are currently experiencing has happened previously. Each time, the upward climb in global temperatures has paused for a period of years and then resumed its ascent.

WATCH: LeBron ERUPTS For Career-High In Blowout Win

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice's franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 1...