Trees cool the air in 2 ways: 1) by intercepting sunlight (shading), they allow less heat to reach the ground; 2) by transpiration cooling, which is the cooling effect caused when water from stomata gets converted into water vapor and evaporates.
This write-up analyses how urban forests and green roofs can be cost-effective and durable methods to reduce the damage from urban floods – an increasingly common disaster in Indian cities.
Urban heat islands are caused because concrete—which dominates the city landscape—absorb solar radiation very quickly and release it very slow. What are its impacts and how can we reduce it? Find out!
Everyone wants to move to the city. It’s the place to be. It’s where everything is happening. It’s got the goods, the income, the happiness and everything else that everyone could possibly want out of life. No, this is not a moral article. I’m going to be very […]