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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

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

NOAA/NASA satellite sees holiday lights brighten cities

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 days ago)

In most suburbs and outskirts of major cities, light intensity increased by 30 to 50 percent. Lights in the central urban areas did not increase as much as in the suburbs, but still brightened by 20 to 30 percent. "It's a near ubiqu... Read Post

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