Heat islands

Heat islands

A phenomenon that causes urban and suburban temperatures to be 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than nearby rural areas. Elevated temperatures can impact communities by increasing peak energy demand, air-conditioning costs, air pollution levels, and heat-related illness.
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ENPNewswire-July 31, 2019--Wageningen University & Research: Urban heat islands cause high temperatures
This is being done together with the University of the Philippines-Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (UP-TCAGP) in assessing the development of urban heat islands in rapidly urbanizing and highly urbanized cities in the Philippines.
[USA], July 14 (ANI): Planting more vegetation, using reflective materials on hard surfaces and installing green roofs on buildings can help cool potentially deadly urban heat islands, a recent study suggests.
Two government agencies are finding ways to mitigate the harmful effects of the rising temperatures in urban areas by assessing the development of urban heat islands in rapidly urbanizing and highly urbanized cities in the Philippines using satellites and modeling-simulation techniques.
Urban heat islands are frequently cited as a reason to install a cool roof, but the heat island effect is actually caused by a number of other factors in addition to dark-colored roofs.
Urban heat islands occur when city temperatures are higher than those of surrounding rural areas due to physical differences in the environment.
After partnering with American Forests in 2012, Alliance Data funded a research study conducted by the Texas Trees Foundation to understand the impact of urban heat islands, which impacts metropolises, like Dallas and its surrounding region, where Alliance Data's headquarters are located.
According to Dr Zafar, urban heat islands are established in urban centres due to extensive use of concrete structures in the development of the city due to which the temperatures significantly rise as compared to the surrounding rural areas.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed forest department to start linear plantation and urban forestry by planting trees on roads, canals and strategic installations because our cities have become heat islands and need effective massive planting.
The new paper describes how the research was extended to two more cities, Cincinnati, Ohio and Knoxville, Tennessee, to test whether the ants would respond in "parallel" to urban heat islands.