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Heat pump fury: UK rollout ‘dead in the water’ as Britons can’t afford expensive switch

As Britons face the worst impact of a global fossil fuel energy crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Government is scrambling to end its reliance on foreign oil and gas. One of their strategies includes a plan to phase out gas boilers and replace them with energy-efficient heat pumps. However, as the cost […]

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UK to set up £400m ‘smart prison’ powered by heat pumps and solar panels

The £400million green prison will be built in Full Sutton of East Yorkshire by construction company Kier. The Category C facility should be ready by 2025 and is set to be the most expensive prison in the country to date. Category C prisoners are those who cannot be trusted in open conditions but are considered to be […]

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Science

‘Extreme Heat Belt’ to Snare 100 Million Americans in Decades, Scientists Warn

The heat waves scorching the US this summer may just be the beginning of an extreme heat belt forming across the country. “If people think this was hot – this is going to be one of the better summers of the rest of their lives,” Matthew Eby, CEO of the climate-risk research nonprofit First Street […]

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UK

‘Under pressure’ Prince Harry felt heat on last UK trip amid simmering Royal Family rift

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepped back as working members of the Royal Family when they moved from the UK to California in 2020 but less than a year later, made a series of claims against the monarchy during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. In June this year, the Duke and Duchess […]

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Canada

A heat wave is building across the Prairies and climate change means we can expect more | CBC News

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new pilot series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. A heat wave is building across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan […]

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Science

For The First Time, Scientists Have Named a Heat Wave. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

For the first time, scientists have named a heat wave. They called it Zoe. According to USA Today, the Spanish scientists bestowed the moniker on a heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44.4 degrees Celsius) in Seville between July 24 and July 27. It’s a new effort to alert the public […]

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Travel

Miami Northwestern athletic director facing heat over travel funds for football game in Orlando

MIAMI – The Miami Northwestern Bulls took to the practice field on Monday ahead of their big kick off game in Orlando this weekend. A recent post on social media has been making the rounds and is taking center stage, calling out the school’s athletic director Andre Williams. Many are wondering why Northwestern’s football team, […]

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Science

As summer temperatures soar, people living on Denver’s streets struggle to escape the heat

Axton Sharpe and Ryan Lawson sat among the unsanctioned tent camps lining the sidewalk about a block from the State Capitol on a 95-degree day earlier this month, explaining how they deal with Denver’s oppressive summer heat. “Man, it’s awful, just awful,” Sharpe, 53, said from under the shade of his makeshift tarp roof. “You […]

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Pets

Five tips to help pets and wildlife beat the UK’s extreme heat

The UK Met Office has warned of rising temperatures in the next few days in parts of England and Wales, spelling trouble for wildlife. Here are five tips to help your pets and local wildlife beat the heat. Provide fresh water Extreme heat causes water sources to dry up, leaving birds and other wildlife dehydrated. […]

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Finance

Tory leadership race: And the heat goes on

Title: Tory leadership race: And the heat goes on Standfirst: Conservative party leadership rivals argue about how to help the UK’s poorest Episode description: As much of the country wilts in a heatwave, the focus in the Tory leadership contest this week has been on colder times to come. The two rivals for UK prime […]