Wall Street Journal: Europe Taps Tech’s Power-Hungry Data Centers to Heat Homes

Wall Street Journal: Europe Taps Tech’s Power-Hungry Data Centers to Heat Homes. “Electricity-hungry data centers are seeing huge growth in usage, leading to pressure from European officials to funnel the excess heat generated by their computer chips into municipal heating networks. After years of discussions about putting residual heat to work rather than simply venting it outdoors, more such projects are becoming a reality.”

University of Miami: Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat

University of Miami: Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat. “At a launch event at HistoryMiami earlier this week, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Miami unveiled the Climate and Equity Mapping Platform (CAMP)… Among the tools included as part of CAMP is the newest iteration of CCE’s Miami Affordability Project (MAP), which offers users a powerful, data-driven mapping tool to identify areas of need for affordable housing and environmental justice investment.”

NHK World Japan: Tokyo Games heat index goes online

NHK World Japan: Tokyo Games heat index goes online. “Japan’s Environment Ministry has opened a website showing the heat index at various sports venues during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The website that became accessible on Thursday shows hourly readings of the Heat Stress Index at venues from Hokkaido through Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan. It also offers predictions.”

NPR: Tidal Wave’ Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

NPR: ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat. “Wykeisha Howe is trying to be thrifty. When her kids are uncomfortable in the sweltering Atlanta heat, she gives them freeze pops. Instead of cranking up the air conditioner, she uses a fan. Lunch and dinner are cooked at the same time, so the electric stove doesn’t have to be turned on twice. ‘I try my best to manage and ration out things as best as possible,’ she says. Still, Howe, who has five kids living at home, is about a month and a half behind on her electric bill. ”

Government News (Australia): Shade mapping tool helps pedestrians dodge heat

Government News (Australia): Shade mapping tool helps pedestrians dodge heat. “With the mercury recently hitting 45C in Bendigo, Council has adopted a new tool which helps residents seek out routes with the most shade coverage and avoid the heat. The Shadeways tool, developed by researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, uses satellite imagery to generate a ‘temperature likelihood’ monitor. By analysing surfaces and vegetation type, it creates an urban heat map and generates suggested shaded routes.”