ERCOT Issues First Level 2 Emergency Alert Since Winter Storm Uri

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2023 03:35:19 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Sept. 6 issued an Energy Emergency Alert 2 (EEA 2) after grid conditions quickly deteriorated around sunset (7:30 p.m.) as demand soared […]

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Cities Are Tapping Residents to Study Climate Change Impacts

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:51:15 +0000

By Sarah Amandolare an independent journalist covering science, health and travel. This article is co-published with Next City and made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Nexus Media News is an editorially independent, nonprofit news service covering climate change. Follow us @NexusMediaNews.

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U.S. Schools Closing Due To Extreme Heat

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 14:27:59 +0000

Heat waves and drought are rocking the United States, and that has even led to some U.S. schools closing due to the extreme heat. This has happened on both the East Coast and the West Coast. Heat, Insufficient Cooling Disrupt Learning Nationwide Extreme heat across the country is disrupting education as high temperatures force schools […]

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How to Prevent Downtime as the Temperature Heats Up

Credit to Author: Mike Ting| Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:54:22 +0000

Climate change is continuing to drive temperatures to unprecedented levels. In just a single day in late June, the United States set or broke at least 21 high-temperature records. So, what do we do to cool down? We crank up the air conditioner. But with each surge in energy demand, our aging grid is being […]

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New Map Tracks State Heat Protections for Workers

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 13:07:54 +0000

The scorching temperature forecast for this summer makes me nervous. The extra-hot conditions expected across the country, shown in the graphic below, will put many millions of workers at high risk of heat-related injury, illness, and even death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is prioritizing heat protections for workers, but it could take years for OSHA to finish […]

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Summer Heat Is Coming: Will New Policies Protect Workers?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 01:25:42 +0000

Urban trees can suck carbon out of the air and help protect people from heat National Park Service, Public DomainAs I write this, it’s 83 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, DC, and I can’t help but long for those years when I was a kid, when spring felt like spring and seasons were demarcated. Each year, summer-like temperatures arrive all too soon during spring, thanks to human-induced climate change. Research finds that even if we halt heat-trapping […]

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