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Urgent tree planting needed in underprivileged urban areas

Urgent tree planting needed in underprivileged urban areas

A new initiative aims to improve air quality and reduce heat in urban communities of color by increasing tree canopy coverage.

Erin Vivid Riley reports for the BBC.

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Medellín's urban forest miracle

Medellín's urban forest miracle

Medellín transforms its urban landscape with green corridors, showing the world how to beat urban heat.

Peter Yeung reports for Reasons to be Cheerful.

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Los Angeles' shade disparity reflects deeper social inequities

Los Angeles' shade disparity reflects deeper social inequities

A new grant-funded program aims to plant trees in Los Angeles' underserved neighborhoods, addressing the stark inequity in tree canopy coverage linked to health and climate resilience.

Pilar Marrero reports for Capital & Main.

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How can buildings beat the heat in a desert city? Blend ancient and modern

More architects in the United Arab Emirates, the host of this year’s U.N. climate summit, are moving past glass skyscrapers and focusing on sustainability.
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Miami-Dade County mulls the strictest workplace heat rules in the U.S.

Miami-Dade County’s proposed heat standard would mandate water, shade and rest for outdoor workers and could be a model for other local governments to follow.
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What mapping every tree in New York City reveals

We built a 3-D digital twin of New York City’s entire tree canopy to show how the shade they cast isn’t shared equitably across different neighborhoods.
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As California gets drier, solar panels could help farms save water

Agrivoltaics—or on-farm solar arrays—are still rare in California, but experts say the shade they provide could be a game-changer in a state where many farms are struggling to plan for a future with limited groundwater.