Americans who walk, work, and sleep outside have always been more frequently exposed to the elements and the dangers that can come with that. But as heat waves increase in frequency and duration, health risks become more acute. Absent measures to intervene, fatalities will become more common.
Our podcast host, David Corcoran, discusses Undark’s latest Case Study on the fast-disappearing American prairie, with writer David J. Unger. Also: Seth Mnookin on the media and the March for Science, and reporter Katrin Redfern on a surprising conflict over human rights and natural resources in Tanzania.