May heat wave highlights further need for climate change adaptation in Oregon
Portland could see record breaking temperatures over the weekend, with weather conditions similar to the deadly heat dome event in 2021, which prompted swift action from city and local organizations to help residents. But some say more needs to be done.
Workplace injuries rise during heat waves in Oregon, OSU study finds
A new Oregon State University study shows an increased number of traumatic injuries on the job as the temperature rises, with rates higher among agriculture and construction workers.
Weeklong heat wave in California and other Western states will test power grid
From Arizona to Washington state, forecasters warn of "possibly record breaking" heat with little relief overnight, lasting past Labor Day. California may need to ask residents to conserve power.
Hotter nights could increase global mortality rates, a study warns
Nighttime temperatures could double in some eastern Asian cities, according to a study researchers say is the first to estimate the impact of hotter nights on climate change-related mortality risks.
With record-breaking heat, zoos are finding ways to keep their animals cool
Extreme temperatures are taking a toll on zoo animals. Zoos throughout the U.S. are finding ways to help animals beat the heat.
Like other climate emergencies, heat wave hits the poorest Oregonians hardest
The occupants of Portland’s Charles Jordan Community Center on a blistering hot Tuesday afternoon offered a reminder of who will be hardest hit by the climate disasters that have become almost routine in the Pacific Northwest: the poorest residents.
Oregon heat wave doesn’t present immediate wildfire threat
This week’s heat wave doesn’t mean western Oregon is at increased risk for wildfires, at least in the short term.
How Oregon’s July heat wave is impacting farmers
The extended heat wave in the Northwest is forcing farmers to adapt — and pray their water supply doesn’t get cut off.
Prepare now for heat wave, Multnomah County officials warn
A heat wave is forecasted to bring temperatures in the high 90s to much of the Willamette Valley starting Sunday, with some areas potentially reaching 100 degrees through the week.
How people, pets and infrastructure can respond to extreme heat
Climate change is making heat waves more frequent and intense. With much of the U.S. facing a weekend of extreme temperatures, here are some tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones.