A simple solution to help cities fight overheating: more trees

In Dallas, where neighborhoods without vegetation can be 10 degrees cooler, a project is planting 1,000 trees to try to control summer heat.

On a hot day in Dallas, when the temperature soars above 100 degrees, it might be as much as 10 degrees hotter in some neighborhoods. A new project mapped which parts of the city are hit hardest by the urban heat island effect–the fact that pavement and buildings and human activities make cities hot–and then started planting trees to help cool one...

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