Urban Heat Island

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New York City and the East River in 1960

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  • Videos or Animations

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KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia

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Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.

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2007

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Yes

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