Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games

National Jul 30, 2019

Deadly heat a major concern for Tokyo Games

by Ayano Shimizu

With Tokyo's summer heat and unpredictable weather likely to prove a severe headache during the 2020 Olympics, sports bodies are using every resource at their disposal to prepare athletes and spectators for extreme conditions. Several organizations have turned to a weather forecasting company to feed ...

Asphalt melts and dogs don shoes as Europe wilts under heat waves

World Aug 4, 2018

Asphalt melts and dogs don shoes as Europe wilts under heat waves

Europe sweltered Saturday in intense heat with temperatures due to hit near-record highs of 46 degrees (115 F) in Portugal, while elsewhere high temperatures melted the asphalt or saw police dogs fitted with shoes. Here is a roundup: Portugal: Peak heat The heat wave was expected to ...

Let's discuss the heat wave

Language | MORNING ENGLISH Jul 30, 2018

Let's discuss the heat wave

Twelve people died and nearly 10,000 people were taken to hospitals with heat exhaustion or heatstroke during the week through July 15, as a heat wave continued to scorch wide areas of Japan.