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Latest Urban heat island Stories

scale insect infestation on a red maple
2014-07-25 02:00:50

New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect.

2014-05-10 23:02:33

Join Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating in this study of the economic consequences associated with combating human-triggered climate change. Mesa, AZ

Reducing Warming Caused By Urban Expansion
2014-03-12 13:16:04

With hotter summers perhaps as big a threat as colder winters to the lives of humans and other species, scientists are studying ways of mitigating climate change in urban areas.

Research Reveals Give And Take Of Urban Temperature Mitigating Technologies
2014-02-10 12:14:36

Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth.

2013-04-23 14:54:08

More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study.

2013-03-28 22:07:06

Higher temperatures in cities can be a key driver of insect pest outbreaks on trees in urban areas.

Jet Stream Affected By Big City Waste Heat
2013-01-28 04:38:32

Large metropolitan areas could be drastically impacting the weather where you live, even if they’re hundreds of miles away, according to new information published in Nature Climate Change.

Pavements Created To Fight Climate Change May Increase Energy Consumption For Surrounding Buildings
2012-11-08 17:19:35

A push to replace old, heat-trapping paving materials with new, cooler materials could actually lead to higher electricity bills for surrounding buildings, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found.


Latest Urban heat island Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

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