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A dog enjoys the shade at Schuylkill River Dog Park. (credit: Kristen Johanson)

Excessive Heat Poses Serious Danger To Pets

With the hot and humid temperatures gripping the Philadelphia region, it feels like the dog days of summer. Many people are trying to keep cool in air conditioned homes and swimming pools — but what about the pups?

06/13/2015

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PECO’s Electrical Network Holding Up During Heatwaves

The string of heat waves to hit the region this summer are pushing up demand for power. But, so far, they haven’t put a strain on the electrical network.

07/19/2012

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How Philadelphians Handled Heatwaves In 1776

If you think it’s hot today, just imagine what it was like in 1776 with no air conditioning. “You didn’t go out in the noon sun unless you were are farmer or something like that.”

06/20/2012

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued For June 20 – 22

The city’s Heatline (215-765-9040) will be in operation from noon on Wednesday until midnight, and from 8:30 a.m. until midnight on Thursday.

06/18/2012

Thor enjoys a swim and a frozen fish treat (credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Animals At The Philadelphia Zoo Beat The Heat

In “Carnivore Kingdom” a family of giant otters were frolicking in their pool, enjoying cold fish and ice treats.

07/22/2011