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Urban heat officers face rising temperatures - and expectations

Urban heat officers face rising temperatures - and expectations

The “insidious” impact of extreme heat is challenging cities to find cross-disciplinary solutions.
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Extreme heat is a disease for cities. Treat it that way

The “urban heat island effect” creates extra-hot temperatures that kill. But cities can prescribe powerful treatments, like green spaces and reflective roofs.
Mapping the unequal distribution of trees
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Mapping the unequal distribution of trees

The poorest communities have 41% less tree cover than the wealthiest ones, a new mapping project finds. 
Heat and smog exposure hit low-income and people of color hardest

Heat and smog exposure hit low-income and people of color hardest

Two new studies show that low-income communities and people of color experienced greater heat exposure in 97 percent of cities analyzed, as well as higher hospitalization rates when smog and heatwaves occurred at the same time.
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Global heating: Study shows impact of 'climate racism' in US

Black people in the US are subject to double the level of heat stress in cities than whites.
The problem with Vienna's lofty livability ranking

The problem with Vienna's lofty livability ranking

A new report questions the methods used by the Economist Intelligence Unit to rank global cities, saying that environmental justice issues can get ignored.
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