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In Baltimore, the costs of urban heat can add up

In Baltimore, the costs of urban heat can add up

“Smart” surfaces that reduce the heat island effect can do more than bring temperatures down — they deliver billions in economic benefits, a report says. 
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Urban heat island effect exacerbating summer heatwaves, study shows

The sweltering heat endured by major American cities is being fueled by vast swaths of concrete and a lack of greenery that can ratchet up temperatures by nearly 9F (5C) compared with surrounding rural areas, new research has found.

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A cool idea for low-income urban areas hard hit by warming climate: more trees

A cool idea for low-income urban areas hard hit by warming climate: more trees

Leaders in Washington state and elsewhere have called for increasing tree canopy in underserved communities, which disproportionately experience urban heat island effects.
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