Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 10

What is this whole “urban heat island” effect?

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Yes, what is this effect that seems to be drawing more attention these days? Due in part to a rising population and the urbanization of more areas, the following excerpt helps to define the phenomenon: The urban heat island effect refers to localized urban warming caused by lots of paved, dark-surfaced rooftops, streets, and parking …

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