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Resurfacing urban areas to offset 150 billion tons of CO2

Imagine a world where the rooftops and pavements of every urban area are resurfaced to increase the reflection of the Sun's light rays. Well, this is exactly what a group of Canadian researchers have done in an attempt to measure the potential effects against global warming. read more
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Urban Sun Corridor 4 degrees warmer?

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

In the first study to attempt to quantify the impact of rapidly expanding megapolitan areas on regional climate, a team of researchers has established that local maximum summertime warming resulting from projected expansion of the u... Read Post

Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

A researcher placed rolled oats on a map of Canada, covering the major urban areas. One urban area held the slime mold. The slime mold reached out for the food, creating thin tubes that eventually formed a network mirroring the Cana... Read Post

Urban Trees Enhance Water Infiltration

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

The management of stormwater in urban areas is often focused on restoring the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and compacted urban soils, but now a group of researchers have been investigating innovative ways to maxi... Read Post


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