Seems shady: Tech measures shade’s effect on urban heat islands

Read the full story at Centered.

If it feels hotter when you’re in a city than when you’re in a nearby rural area, it’s not your imagination. The urban heat island effect is caused by human activities and is a well-documented phenomenon. 

Climate Central recently released a study ranking U.S. cities by the intensity of heat they produce. Three Midwest cities made the top 20: Chicago at number 7, Cleveland at 14, and Detroit at 15.

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