Hotter temperatures can increase heat-related illnesses, reduce paychecks and even kill those who labor outdoors.
“This is a public health issue; this is a justice issue,” an advocate said.
Cities tend to be warmer than surrounding areas due to the urban heat island effect, since buildings and pavement absorb
The dog days of August are here, and we should all be on high alert for heat illness. This summer has been characterized by extreme heat and humidity -- two weather patterns that can equal a recipe for disaster.
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.
One of the most deadly combinations of sports and heat is football.