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EPA reckons that urban heat islands add to higher energy consumption for cooling, increase air pollution, create heat- and pollution-rated health risks, and just be damned uncomfortable.


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Learn about the five strategies to reduce the heat island effect: trees and vegetation, green roofs, cool roofs, cool pavements, and smart growth. Find out what state and local entities across the country are doing to reduce the urban heat island effect. Learn about how climate change and heat islands interact to exacerbate impacts. Learn how you can reduce the urban heat island effect in your community.

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