Environment + Energy Editor
Jennifer Weeks has worked for a decade as a freelance journalist covering environment, science and health. Previously she was a Congressional aide, public-interest lobbyist and policy analyst in Washington, DC and Boston. Weeks graduated from Williams College and earned master's degrees at the University of North Carolina (political science) and the Harvard Kennedy School (public administration).
Heat waves can be deadly, especially when they combine high temperatures with elevated humidity levels that make the air feel even hotter. The impacts can be especially strong in cities, which often are several degrees...