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Green Roof Tops Cool our Cities Down by Paul Rivers for ClimateYou

New York City, like other urban areas worldwide, struggle with the urban heat island effect (UHI). This phenomenon takes advantage of the energy absorption by building materials and results in a warmer environment in city areas compared to surrounding rural districts. This problem fundamentally lies in the physical characteristics of city building materials which are

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Solar & Renewable Energy forges ahead in India by City Tech Blogger Branden Harris

India is moving swiftly in the direction of a greener future and is on track to exceed expectations towards achieving their goals on renewable energy. According to a Climate Central article, India is the world’s third largest carbon polluter and the country has pledged to dramatically increase its renewable energy capacity and limit catastrophic temperature

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OUR TAKE: Solar is here, and it’s inexpensive

Solar plus storage changes everything, and it’s here now, cheaper than ever, and getting even cheaper. Utilities are in big trouble. If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy industry. The dream of using the sun’s abundant

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Catastrophe Risk Pools Protect Against Natural Disasters by Mariano Huaman, City-Tech BLogger

In the last few years, many countries in the Caribbean have experienced abnormal climate conditions which have caused drought. These conditions could continue this year. Drought affects the economy in many countries that depend on agriculture for their income. People in those countries have called on the government to focus on the impact of drought

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Urban Heat Island: An Environmental and Public Health Crisis by ClimateYou blogger Paul Rivers

With the coming impacts of climate change it is important that government agencies begin to address the forms of city infrastructure that prolong hot weather conditions. Climate change will result in increasing air temperatures in city areas, exposing residents to harmful high temperatures. It is well documented that cities around the world experience what is

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