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Heating plastics introduces dangers to humans and hormones

Warming food and beverages in plastic containers has been a hot topic in recent years. However, experts say it is a warning that should not be ignored.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 08:21am EDT

Tags: plastics, water bottles, Rolf Halden, hormones, endocrine

Shelter dogs keep cool in kiddie pools

The term "shelter dogs" can conjure up images of unkempt animals in depressing settings. But that wasn't the case Thursday at Prince George's Animal Management Services.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 07:46am EDT

Tags: dogs, kate ryan, pets,

Laws for pets in the heat are common sense

Despite heat advisories and warnings, officials are still responding to reports of animals being left out in the blazing heat and being left in cars, where temperatures can top 120 degrees.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:53am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, pets, Washington Humane Society

Heat-related deaths in Maryland reach 18

Maryland health officials say a total of 18 people have died of heat-related causes in the state.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: derecho, heat deaths, Maryland

Plane sinks into 'soft spot' at Reagan National

A U.S. Airways flight got stuck in the tarmac at Reagan National airport Friday.

Sunday - 07/08/2012, 09:19am EDT

Tags: U.S. Airways, Reagan National Airport

Dogs can suffer heat stroke

Like in people, dogs can suffer from heat stroke. Watch for heavy panting and ropy saliva.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:27am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, dogs,

Do you know how to keep your canine cool?

Dogs are great at a lot of things like retrieving and sniffing out danger. But there's one thing they just don't do very well: cool themselves off.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 09:54pm EDT

Tags: dogs, humane society, kate ryan

Excessive heat warning issued until 9 p.m.

The area is under an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. It will feel like 110 to 115 degrees.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 10:44am EDT

Tags: pools, Metro, cooling centers, pets

Mid-Atlantic endures 2nd day of extreme heat

The mid-Atlantic region endured another sweltering day, as officials are warning residents to limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:19pm EDT

Tags: National Weather Service

Region swelters for another day

Sweaty, sticky and dangerous. It is easy to feel the effects of the temperature spike around Washington. And staying cool is not only smart but doctors say it's important for peoples' health.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:19pm EDT

Tags: heat advisory

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