Heat Island Effect

Heat Island Effect
Since Ahmedabad developed a pioneering Heat Action Plan in 2013, another 17 cities have followed. The efforts are starting to make an impact.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 13, 2017
As a strategy, it’s local, less controversial and far more manageable, with actionable steps that give quick, tangible feedback while simultaneously addressing climate change.
Doug Kelbaugh January 18, 2017

A new book by Jill Jonnes explores how cities can protect, conserve and restore tree canopies, National Geographic reports. 

November 23, 2016

New research shows a correlation between increasing intensity of the urban ‘heat-island effect’ and suicides among seniors 65 and older, the Taipei Times reports.

August 25, 2016

Urbanization is fueling soaring temperatures in parts of India that are prompting more villagers to relocate to cities, the Independent and news. com.au report.

June 2, 2016

Development, storms and insects are blamed for thinning the tree coverage in a city known worldwide for its greenery, The Globe and Mail reports. 

April 15, 2016

Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology sees energy production potential in warm underground water below cities, according to Science Daily

December 23, 2015

The ‘heat dome’ effect could threaten human survival in parts of the Persian Gulf region, Green Prophet reports. 

November 9, 2015

A lethal 2010 heat wave spurred the city to adopt an early warning strategy that is now a model for other municipalities, the NRDC says.

October 28, 2015

The ten-step guide to nurturing an urban tree canopy will be used by city councils across Australia, Urbanalyst reports. 

July 8, 2015
The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.
Neil McMahon January 30, 2015

Adapting buildings for a changing climate and reversing the “heat island effect” are among the goals endorsed at the U. S. Conference of Mayors conclave in Dallas.

June 26, 2014
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