News tagged with urban heat island

Hyperlocal Effects From A Changing Climate

Cities are made chiefly of concrete and asphalt, which soak up more sunlight during the day than soil and have a harder time radiating the heat away during the night. Add to that all the energy -- natural gas, electricity, ...

dateAug 06, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Cooling down Chicago

More than 50 percent of today's population lives in cities. According to the United Nations Development Programme, that number is predicted to rise to 70 percent by 2050. Growing urbanization increases the overall temperature ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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