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Urban Heat Islands

The term “urban heat island” refers to developed urban areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. Some effects of this phenomenon include increased peak energy demand in the summertime, higher air conditioning costs, increased air pollution, more occurrences of heat-related illnesses, and compromised water quality. Learn More Heat Island Effect – EPA Urban Heat Island – National Geographic Urban […]

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Urban Gardening

Urban gardening is defined as the growing of fruits, herbs, vegetables and other plants in urban environments. Due to the limited free space in cities, gardeners must strategically manage space as well as other resources, including water, soil, nutrients and light. This process can be accompanied by other sustainable activities, such as the collection and reuse of rain water, composting, […]

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