News tagged with heat island effect

Bright facades and trees against heat and smog

Cities represent "heat islands" within their surroundings, which are characterized by many heat sources and small air flows. In southern Europe, bright buildings produce relief and provide for a cooler urban climate. Simulation ...

dateMay 26, 2015 in Environment
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Would you like greens with that?

What if the greens you need for tonight's dinner were grown on the roof of the office where you work? From a cook's perspective this is a dream – fresh produce and no time wasted on shopping. And the advantages of urban ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Environment
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London heat boost underestimated

London's urban heat island effect, which keeps night-time temperatures in the capital warmer than in surrounding rural areas, may have been underestimated by up to 45 per cent.

dateJul 14, 2014 in Environment
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