hot weather http://apr.org en Heatstroke and Your Pet http://apr.org/post/heatstroke-and-your-pet <p>Even as hot as it is now in the summertime, your pet still wants to play!&nbsp; Be careful, because your furry friend may become overheated&nbsp;- and that could lead to tragic consequences.</p><p>******************************</p><p>Summertime heat can pose a serious health risk for our pets. It’s usually a combination of the temperature and the humidity in the air that creates the danger, because of the way a pet’s body rids itself of excess heat.</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 34480 at http://apr.org Heatstroke and Your Pet Drought Affects Large Swaths Of U.S. http://apr.org/post/drought-affects-large-swaths-us Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Colorado has been at the center of another devastating story in recent days -the worst wildfires in its history. Those fires are just one consequence of record heat in a drought that has spread across the Rockies and the Midwest. Local news is filled with pictures of farmers gripping shriveled ears of corn and boats marooned in empty reservoirs. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:37:00 +0000 National Public Radio 14881 at http://apr.org Interactive: Mapping The U.S. Drought http://apr.org/post/interactive-mapping-us-drought Texas experienced its <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/drought/" target="_blank">worst drought on record</a> last year. Now that the state is seeing some relief, drought conditions have consumed more than half the United States. Use this interactive map and chart to see how conditions have changed over time. Related story: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/18/156981232/drought-disasters-declared-in-more-counties-1-297-affected-so-far">1,200 counties affected</a>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:28:00 +0000 editor 14799 at http://apr.org Interactive: Mapping The U.S. Drought Hot Weather and Your Pet http://apr.org/post/hot-weather-and-your-pet <p>As the mercury rises to&nbsp;unseasonably high temperatures,&nbsp;the heat can cause problems for&nbsp;our pets!</p><p></p><p>********************************************</p><p> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 13854 at http://apr.org Hot Weather and Your Pet