Heat Wave

climate change

It's So Damn Hot Around the World Right Now

A global heat wave is hitting Alaska, Europe, and Asia.
Alex Lubben
burkini ban

This French City Closed Its Pools During a Heat Wave Because Some Women Wore Burkinis

Temperatures in Grenoble hit 100 degrees, but the city would rather close the public pools than let women swim in full-coverage swimsuits.
Tim Marcin

It's So Hot in Japan, the Fake Food in Restaurant Windows Is Melting

The temperature inside the window was close to 140 degrees.
Jelisa Castrodale
Heat Wave

Study Shows Heat Hurts Cognitive Ability

Researchers put young people in old, hot dorms during a Boston heat wave, and found that their memories and cognitive speed was worse that their AC-chilled counterparts.
Samantha Cole
New music

Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan Is the Guitar Hero We Deserve on "Heat Wave"

The song is taken from Snail Mail's upcoming debut full length 'Lush,' due June 8 via Matador.
Lauren O'Neill
climate change

Here Are 27 Ways Heat Waves Can Kill You

Climate change is making heat waves worse.
Stephen Leahy
Wasp Attacks

The ‘Lucifer’ Heatwave in Europe Is Reportedly Fuelling Terrifying Wasp Attacks

With climate change, bee and wasp attacks are expected to get worse.
Caroline Haskins
thump news

Over 700 Medical Calls Reported During the First Two Days of EDC

Las Vegas was suffering a heat wave with temperatures hitting up to 117 degrees Fahrenheit.
Britt Julious

It's Really Hot in Amsterdam

The national weather institute had already officially called the summer "disappointing," but the Dutch finally got their heatwave last week.
Latoya van der Meeren

Halfway to Boiling: Indian Heat Wave Sets Record Highs

Indian news outlets report that temperatures topped 50 degrees Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) in the northwest of the country and forecasters warn that heat waves are growing longer and more intense.
Matt Smith
asia & pacific

Record High Temperatures Have Already Killed Over 100 People in India

The hot spell comes less than a year after at least 2,500 Indians died during one of the world's worst heat waves on record.
Jake Bleiberg
tipping point

The World Is Paying a High Price for More Frequent Extreme Weather Events

Weather-related disasters are hitting nearly every day and are occurring twice as often as two decades ago, according to the United Nations and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters.
Reuters and VICE News