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Kids and adults cool off in a fountain on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on the first day of a forecasted summer heatwave in Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 2019.

The dangerous heat wave sweeping the US isn’t just high temperatures. Heat index is all about how you sweat.

In a heat wave, the danger lies in both temperature and humidity. Here's what heat index is and why it's so important.
Hot weather can mess with your productivity.

This heat wave is going to make you — and the rest of America — less productive, by as much as 28%

A 2014 economic study indicates that hot days can have a surprisingly big negative impact on economic activity.
By the year 2050, temperatures will top 100 degrees Fahrenheit far more frequently.

A massive heat wave is sweeping the US. Here’s how extreme summer heat affects your body and brain.

By 2050, cities in the US and around the world are expected to see many more days with temperatures topping 100 degrees.
A rift created when an iceberg broke off from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier.

Antarctica is melting so fast that scientists are proposing shooting artificial snow out of cannons to slow it down

Two glaciers in Western Antarctica are on the verge of collapse. Scientists say dumping trillions of tons of artificial snow could stop the melt.
People cool off near the fountain at Washington Square Park during a hot afternoon day on July 17, 2019 in New York City. Sweltering heat is moving into the New York City area, with temperatures expected to rise close to 100 degrees by this weekend. The large heat wave will affect close to two thirds of the United States, with the East Coast and Midwest seeing the worst conditions.

These maps show record high temperatures in June, as scientists predict July could be the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

"If this July turns out to be the warmest July (it has a good shot at it), it will be the warmest month we have measured on Earth!"

Singapore will spend $400m upgrading drains, $10m on studying sea level rise to counter climate change

The $10 million National Sea Level research programme will help Singapore develop more robust projections of sea level rise in the future.

Flesh-eating bacteria infected a 41-year-old Alabama man after he went river kayaking. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.
The hurricane-proof home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.

A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category 5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe during a storm.
Sunny-day flooding on a residential street in Miami, Florida.

‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East c...

Tidal flooding is becoming more frequent as sea levels rise. It's expected to get much worse, especially along the US' Gulf and East coasts.
Tropical Storm Barry approaches the coast of Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Barry is weakening as it moves over Louisiana, but heavy rain and flooding could still worsen — here are the latest updates

Hurricane Barry is swamping Louisiana. More rain is looming, so residents are looking to Mississippi river levees to hold back floodwater.