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Pet owners urged to keep close eye on animals during Arizona's extreme heat

A string of June temperatures above 115 degrees prompted extreme heat warnings, advising people to stay cool and indoors when possible, but humans aren’t the only ones at risk when it gets dangerously hot and people need to remember that the heat really affects animals also.... Read more»

Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: How to know which is which

Nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, the Arizona Department of Health Services says, and knowing how to spot the symptoms is key to preventing serious injury or even death.... Read more»

Worker advocates burned up over lack of federal heat protections

OSHA has yet to establish a heat standard that would give employers specific requirements regarding water, rest breaks and shade. ... Read more»

Forest Service tips for staying safe while hiking in the summer heat

With summer temperatures rising to all-time highs, and humidity staying low, Coronado National Forest is asking visitors to plan their outings accordingly and to use situational awareness.... Read more»