24 June 2010

Urban Sprawl Could Make Cities Hotter

Deforestation may exacerbate impact of global warming, study finds

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The difference may be caused in large part by deforestation, according to Stone. Between 1992 and 2001, such clearing of the "green" cover of trees and other vegetation -- previously shown to contribute to rising temperatures in cities -- was underway at more than twice the rate in sprawling regions than in dense urban centers.


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