Extreme heat isn't just uncomfortable. It can hurt workers' health and make them prone to errors, one expert says.
The government also boosts funding for a FEMA program to help communities prepare for extreme heat and other climate-related disasters.
Between a quarter and a third of U.S. households are said to be energy insecure, and many don't qualify for aid.
Heading into winter, the price of residential propane is higher than it's been in 10 years.
Over the past three decades, about 800 workers have died from heat exposure; almost one in five worked in agriculture.
Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect dry weather is having on farms.
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today on news that times are so tough for some residents in Maine that local hero - novelist Stephen King - ...