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A new book by Jill Jonnes explores how cities can protect, conserve and restore tree canopies, National Geographic reports.
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.
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.
Development, storms and insects are blamed for thinning the tree coverage in a city known worldwide for its greenery, The Globe and Mail reports.
Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology sees energy production potential in warm underground water below cities, according to Science Daily.
The ‘heat dome’ effect could threaten human survival in parts of the Persian Gulf region, Green Prophet reports.
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.
The ten-step guide to nurturing an urban tree canopy will be used by city councils across Australia, Urbanalyst reports.
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.