heat wave

Madrid, Frankfurt, Vienna: How are European cities coping with the most intense heat waves?

Much of Europe is suffering or still reeling from the scorching effects of the heat wave. These extreme weather events are becoming more ferocious and frequent as a result of climate change, and for Western countries in particular, they have been a frightening glimpse into the future. Record-breaking days have revealed how ill-equipped our cities …

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Calls for more air conditioning in CHSLDs after data show less than 50 per cent have one

On hot, humid days like the one in Montreal this week, many think of those living in long-term care homes. An Ontario woman visited her mother in Vigi Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Tuesday. She says her mother does not have air conditioner in her room. “Her room is very warm,” she said. “It has a room cooler, …

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The air trick could solve Britain’s heatwave crisis – but it comes with a price

When a heat wave first swept Britain this month, the smug scale in my home office was reaching levels not seen since records began. There, above the window facing my office, a beige box released a precious commodity: cool air. Until this summer, my upstairs extra bedroom and study in southeast London was hotter than …

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