Summer

Climate Central

Intense heat is getting worse with climate change as small increases in temperature can magnify extremes, according to a study by Climate Central, an independent organization of scientists and journalists reporting about climate change and its public impact.

Around the globe, it’s been another summer of blistering heat. Just last month, GPB reported that Georgia could see an average of 77 days each year with a heat index over 105 degrees by the end of the century, according to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

That’s compared to an average of four days a year from 1971 to 2000.

Across Georgia, Farmers Markets For Those With Little Cash

Jul 9, 2019
Marianna Bacallao / GPB

While most farmers’ markets are a way of supporting local farmers, a series of markets popping up around the state are also a way of supporting low-income households.  

The Georgia Department of Public Health is holding markets to get fresh produce in the hands of families enrolled in the federal Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition program. 


Barney Moss / Flickr

As each school year passes, it feels as if the summer vacation months are shrinking. But for many parents, summer break is no vacation. Instead, they are met with several dilemmas, such as how they will occupy their children while they are at work, and how to find affordable, educationally enriching programs to prevent their children from forgetting what they learned all year at school.