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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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Measuring Light With ChipKIT

Technology / Gadgets : Hack a Day (16 minutes ago)

How does one go about measuring the amount of light in a given area? With a Light Meter of course! Maintaining proper lighting levels can be very important in places like schools, hospitals and even your own workbench. [Raj] over at... Read Post

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 (5 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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