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How community maps can protect children from extreme heat

Heatwaves claim tens of thousands of lives each year. Now a US mapping project is revealing those most at risk so they can get the help they need.
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Urban oases combine roof gardens and solar panels

Combining solar panels and a roof garden is a tricky and costly engineering task.
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In Brazil's favelas, green roofs might help relieve the heat

How one group in Rio de Janeiro teamed up with researchers to adapt green roof technology for their community.
Cities really can be both denser and greener
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Cities really can be both denser and greener

A classic urban trade-off might not be our destiny. That’s great news for the climate.
The impossible battle to flood-proof New York City

The impossible battle to flood-proof New York City

To manage the rising risk of extreme rainfall, the Big Apple will need to get spongier. Here’s how creating more green infrastructure could keep the city high and dry. 
Turning cities into sponges to save lives and property

Turning cities into sponges to save lives and property

Officials around the world are implementing techniques to absorb or divert water and protect urban areas from the effects of climate change.
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