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Urban Heat Islands

Green Cities = Calmer Minds and Stronger Hearts

Jad Daley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Jad Daley

If you're like me, even a short summer getaway from the city, like to the mountains or shore, helps to calm your mind and strengthen your heart. Imagine if our cities were more like the natural places we visit--what beneficial impact could this have on our health? This question has special importance as it pertains to lower-income city-dwellers who can't afford to escape to a quieter place.

Hot And Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities

Climate Central | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that he...

The Dangers Of Urban Heat Island Effect

Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: For scientists who worry about climate change, cities are just plain annoying. The acres of asphalt that ...

Can We Handle Nature's New Norm? (Part 2)

William S. Becker | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Whether or not we are ready to conclude that today's extreme weather events are linked to global climate change, it would be utterly irresponsible for us to ignore the possibility.