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The incredibly simple solution to saving lives during a heatwave

Those living in cities during heatwaves face unique challenges. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Laurie Goering

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A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, near Athens. Image: REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Heat deaths could equal those from all infectious diseases, if the planet continues to warm. Image: Impact Lab
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A woman lies in the shade as a heatwave hits Europe in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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