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Article ID: 705737

NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water

National University of Singapore

Results from a study, conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the National University of Singapore, have revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for the relief of heat. The findings suggest that water provides heat relief for lower-income households while demand for electricity increases among the more affluent, likely through the use of air-conditioning, when temperatures rise. Results from the study could provide insights on how other urban populations in tropical Asian cities will respond as incomes rise and the climate warms.

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20-Dec-2018 5:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705619

Reducing Energy Costs and Social Isolation ‘Essential Opportunities’ in Supporting Older Adults in Extreme Weather

University of Warwick

The cost of heating and cooling the home, and increasing social isolation are significant factors in health risk of older adults during extreme weather, according to a new study by the University of Warwick.

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18-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704309

Keep Slapping on That Sunscreen and Ignore Toxic Claims

University of South Australia

It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen next summer – in repeated doses – despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.

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20-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 700110

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago’s Green Roofs

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs – and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

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6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700031

How Hotter Nights Hurt Your Health

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

It's not your imagination: Even nighttimes are warmer now. A San Francisco State professor explains how the rise in temperature could affect us.

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5-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699119

Researchers Find New Way of Removing Metal From Water

Cornell College

Throughout the summer, you could often find Ben Hewson sharing his notes with Professor Charley Liberko in the chemistry lab during the Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI).

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27-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699094

The Vulnerable Ones

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) share tips on how to reduce your risk of a heat-related illness.

Released:
16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698982

Seven Ways You Are Hurting Your Sleep This Summer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Summer is the season of barbeque, beach trips, and some of the simplest joys of life, but if you’re not careful, it can also be the lone enemy of one of the most important joys of them all: sleep.

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14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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