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More frequent, extreme heat waves linked to workplace injuries

Jul 26, 2021
New research from UCLA shows climate change-induced heat waves pose a growing threat to workers.
People wait to buy ice cream from a Washington, D.C., vender during a June heat wave. A recent study links heat waves to worker injuries, which were highest in low-wage industries that require physical labor.
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For small businesses, extreme heat can mean unexpected costs

Jul 9, 2021
Among them are higher electricity bills, air conditioning upgrades and running cooling misters for customers outdoors.
With unexpected weather can come unexpected costs, like AC upgrades, higher electrical bills, even irrigation systems to protect property in case of wildfires.
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You might not get a fireworks show this July 4th

Jul 1, 2021
Fireworks are more expensive because of supply chain issues. And in many parts of the dry West they're banned.
Dry, hot weather in certain parts of the U.S. and supply chain issues are to blame.
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A heat wave in the West is putting stress on power grids

Jun 16, 2021
There are technology and consumer behavior changes that could make a difference as extreme heat becomes more common.
In Texas and California, people are being asked to lower their power use.
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Heat wave death toll passes 1,000 in India

May 28, 2015
Streets are melting under intense 120 degree temperatures.

A hot job? A/C repair during a heat wave

Jul 2, 2013
The heat continues to bear down on the Southwest United States. One business that is booming: air conditioner repair.

Heat wave takes another victim: July 4th fireworks

Jul 3, 2012
Extreme heat and drought are prompting some communities to ban the use of fireworks -- including their own Fourth of July displays.

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Farming in the hottest city in the country

Jul 2, 2012
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days. Ace Billups, a farmer there, talks about the heat's impact on his business.
Hill City, Kansas, has been seeing temperatures reach as high as 115 degrees for several days, bringing rough drought conditions for the farmers there.
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MID-DAY UPDATE -- Geithner: Fannie & Freddie can never be the same...

Aug 17, 2010
... So what SHOULD the government's role in housing be? Less defaulting, late pay on credit cards Americans cut back on routine medical care Cot...