Wise County is located in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Mountainous terrain increases the amount of runoff into local drainage basins during strong storms, which can increase the frequency of flash floods.
Extreme heat causes and exacerbates a number of health problems, leading to hospitalization and death in some cases. The problem of severe heat is notably felt in Maricopa County, Arizona, where the socially disadvantaged and physically vulnerable are especially susceptible to the effects of extreme heat.
The B’more Cool initiative is exploring patterns of heat exposure and impact across Baltimore, Maryland, and evaluating active and proposed mitigation and adaptation interventions. Extreme heat is the deadliest form of climate hazard in the United States today, killing an average of 600 people per year . These deaths are almost entirely preventable; however, the frequency and intensity of heat … Read More
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: New Jersey Health & Air Quality Team Location: International Research Institute for Climate and Society ÛÒ Palisades, New York Authors: Maryam Karimi Jerrod Lessel Mentors/Advisors: Pietro Ceccato (Columbia University) Abstract: Urbanization has created an increase in what is known … Read More