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$10M settlement announced in heat death of Georgia student

Nov. 29, 2022 16:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Georgia high school basketball player who collapsed while practicing outdoors in sweltering heat and later died announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a $10 million settlement with the school district. As part of the settlement, the Clayton...

Owner of senior facility where 3 died during heat wave fined

Oct. 27, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of a senior housing facility on Chicago's North Side where three women earlier this year died amid a brief May heat wave that caused temperatures in the building to soar into the low 90s has been fined $1,500 by the city's buildings department. Citing city...

Heat deaths in Arizona's biggest county outpace last year's

Oct. 25, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — This summer was the deadliest on record for heat-associated fatalities in Arizona's largest county amid a growing wave of homelessness. Public health statistics this week confirmed a record 359 such deaths just days before the end of the six-month heat season. The...

High wildfire risk forecast for this weekend around Cascades

Oct. 14, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — National Weather Service officials have issued weekend red flag warnings for Oregon and Washington around the Cascade Mountains because of east winds and low humidity contributing to critical fire weather conditions. Officials said east winds will increase late...

Drought takes toll on country’s largest cotton producer

Oct. 07, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The cotton harvest is about to get underway in the Texas High Plains, the windswept region that grows most of the crop in the nation’s top cotton-producing state. But Barry Evans, like many others, has already walked away from more than 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of his...

Heat islands: loss of tree canopy can pose health risks

Oct. 02, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gainesville residents are no strangers to heat. It’s the home of the Swamp, after all. In 1965, Robert Cade, a scientist at the University of Florida, created Gatorade as a way for Florida football players to combat the intense Gainesville heat during...

Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

Sep. 28, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's glaciers are melting like never before, an academic study released Wednesday found, with their ice volume declining by 6% this year amid rising concerns about global warming and a summer heat wave that swept across Europe. The Swiss Academy of Sciences...

Fall brings summer-like temperatures to Southern California

Sep. 26, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first full week of fall brought summer-like temperatures to Southern California on Monday along with an increased risk of wildfires. Excessive heat warnings and advisories were issued for inland areas through midweek, with maximum temperatures predicted to...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

Coastal storm cools California heat wave, dampens wildfire

Sep. 10, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday as a tropical storm veered off the Pacific Coast and faded, helping put an end to a blistering heat wave that nearly overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid. Thunderstorms...