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Urban Heat Island Effect

A Collection by: PreventionWeb user Catriona Fraser
Last updated: 09 Dec 2019

Urban heat islands occur when human activity and construction create higher temperatures in urban areas than the surrounding landscape. Global warming heralds more heat waves, exacerbated by heat islands and posing severe health risks to residents.

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A COLLECTION BY: Catriona Fraser