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70% of Americans face high temperatures and high humidity this summer, exposing vulnerable populations to health risks

70% of Americans face high temperatures and high humidity this summer, exposing vulnerable populations to health risks
“The challenges we are seeing today are unlike anything we have seen in our history,” Commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation, Camille Touton said at a recent senate hearing. Touton said hotter temperatures driven by climate change have led to less water reaching Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the two largest reservoirs in the country, both of which recently hit their lowest levels on record.

With Record Heat on the Rise, Athletes Need Climate Adaptive Gear

With Record Heat on the Rise, Athletes Need Climate Adaptive Gear
HONOLULU, Aug. 24, 2021 -- July 2021 was the hottest month on record to date, and the Tokyo Olympics offered a glimpse of what the future of sports may look like as climate change progresses. Reports from the Games were sobering: several competitors passed out or suffered from heatstroke, events and matches were rescheduled to avoid midday heat, and sidelines were dotted with portable AC units and misting stations. And although Olympic athletes had the best cooling technologies available, there were still over 30 instances of heat-related illness.