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Here’s why an Arizona medical examiner is working to track heat-related deaths

Pima County Medical Examiner Greg Hess at his office in Tucson, Ariz. Hess and another Arizona-based medical examiner are re-thinking how to catalog and count heat-related deaths, a major step toward understanding the growing impacts of heat.

No one across the U.S. is consistently tracking climate-fueled deaths. One medical examiner has a new protocol on heat-deaths.

(Image credit: Cassidy Araiza for NPR)

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