How is California Beating the Heat?

At a Sept. 26 EMS briefing, state and community organizations shared how they were adapting to extreme heat on the community level.

In the Eye of Not One, But Two Hurricanes

For people of the Pacific Islands, rising US-China tensions are overshadowed by the very real and existential risks associated with climate change.

How Climate Change Changes Us

As climate change alters temperatures and weather patterns worldwide, it also alters our lives socially, politically and spiritually.

As Temperatures Rise, Unhoused Turn to Each Other to Beat the Heat

Three unhoused veterans of Bay Area summer heat waves say their most important tips for surviving the rising temperatures have come from other unhoused people.

Arab Americans Concerned as Searing Heat Grips Jordan, Syria

Al Enteshar | Summer heat waves are scalding Jordan and Syria, leaving U.S. diaspora populations concerned about relatives and friends vulnerable to water and electricity shortages.

CA Schools Get $117M to Turn Pavement Into Green Space

A new $117 million CalFIRE program aims to shade kids from record heat by replacing school pavement with drought-tolerant green space.

How the West Coast’s Only Heat Officer is Cooling LA

LA Chief Heat Officer Marta Segura is responding to the heat waves scorching Southern California as a public health crisis.

More Parks, Trees May Add Nearly 1 Million Years to LA County Life Expectancy

A UCLA study confirms what the urban greening nonprofit TreePeople has seen for 50 years: environmental inequality worsens public health in LA County.

How CA’s Hottest and Most Latino County is Fighting Extreme Heat

As heat-related illnesses and deaths have risen in Imperial County over the past few years, cooling centers prove critical in the fight against extreme heat.

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

California braces for a hot summer ahead. Extreme heat is on its way, but so is help via Cal OES and Listos.

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