Why Extreme Heat Affects Low-Income and Minority Communities More

Why Extreme Heat Affects Low-Income and Minority Communities More

Climate change is creating dangerously high temperatures that put human health at risk. But some communities are disproportionately affected by extreme heat. This summer was a scorcher. From Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland to Salt Lake City, Dallas, Chicago, Fort...
More dangerous heat waves are on the way: See the impact by Zip code.

More dangerous heat waves are on the way: See the impact by Zip code.

It was the middle of July and already this summer had become a top contender for the hottest in Texas’s recorded history. In San Antonio, which by July would normally experience about three days of triple-digit heat, there had been three dozen. Houston, Waco and...
Why extreme heat endangers more Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people

Why extreme heat endangers more Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people

Tim Grist Photography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Across the United States, millions are facing extreme heat as temperatures hold steady in the triple digits. For communities of color, underlying systemic inequities increase the chances of heat-related illnesses and...
Extreme Heat and the Latino Community

Extreme Heat and the Latino Community

If you’ve been following the news over the past few weeks, there’s no doubt you’ve seen stories about extreme heat. In March, temperatures as high as 112 degrees Fahrenheit scorched India and Pakistan for weeks. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Extreme Heat Threatens Latino Residents in Texas

Extreme Heat Threatens Latino Residents in Texas

Visitors walk along the Riverwalk, Friday, June 17, 2022, in San Antonio. Texas continues to endure temperatures topping the 100-degree mark. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) As high temperatures threaten to leave Texans without power to cool their homes, the Electric Reliability...