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Extreme heat from climate change can be mitigated but needs year-round attention with an eye to equity and local solutions, Duke University experts Ashley Ward and Luke Parsons said during a virtual media briefing.

In July 2021, the Duke University Energy Initiative began a merger process with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Now the merged organization has a new name: the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability.

Duke students use data science methods to help address environmental challenges during the first round of Climate+ projects.

While daytime highs of 105 degrees grab headlines, persistently high overnight temperatures can still be deadly. Ashley Ward writes for The News & Observer about recent executive actions on extreme heat and how communities of care can help protect the most vulnerable.

Elizabeth Losos commented on the Biden administration awarding more than $1 billion in infrastructure funding to help make U.S. communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.

Ashley Ward joined 97.9 The Hill’s "News on the Hill" program to discuss the health effects of extreme heat and her recent op-ed for The Hill on the need for a new approach to climate communication.

Though activists have petitioned President Biden to announce a state of emergency on climate, Nicholas Institute senior fellow Elizabeth Losos told USA Today that such a declaration may be politically risky while potential climate legislation pends.

In response to President Biden's announcement of several upcoming executive orders on climate, senior fellow Elizabeth Losos spoke to Spectrum News about the United States' need to invest in emerging clean energy industries.

Ashley Ward writes in an op-ed for The Hill that "we must change who is talking about climate, what they are saying, and to whom."

A heat wave this week across most of North Carolina has the potential to harm many people, especially those who can’t afford air conditioning or those who work outdoors. Ashley Ward explained to North Carolina Health News that part of the reason that heat is so deadly is because you can't see it.