Urban Heat Island

Louisville, Kentucky has recently been named the "most rapidly growing urban heat island" in the U.S., but what led to this title? Jeff Byles traces how cities are becoming increasingly warm through a number of different factors, including economic.
Feb 1, 2016   Doggerel
No, this is not a trick question. By definition, you'd think the answer is L.A., where the heat is generated, but it's actually San Bernardino, 56 miles to the east. Turns out that like ozone, heat is transported by the wind.
Sep 24, 2015   KPCC
Yet another climate change side effect: more frequent urban heat waves. And because urban temperatures tend higher than rural ones, cities should be ready to protect the most vulnerable.
Aug 2, 2015   The Nature Conservancy - Cool Green Science
An article by Steven Snell summarizes the drawbacks of building vertical cities.
Aug 9, 2014   Fast Forward Weekly
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
Aug 1, 2014   UrbDeZine
A study investigates the effect of air conditioning systems on air temperature and electricity demand. The study's findings: the release of waste heat (via AC systems) exacerbates the nocturnal urban heat island, thus increasing cooling demands.
Jul 23, 2014   Treehugger
A new report by state scientists identifies three dozen environmental indicators that confirm the effects of climate change on California are ‘significant and growing.’
Aug 14, 2013   Los Angeles Times
Chicago's backyards may turn into oases of sustainability with a new program aimed at creating incentives for 'greener' practices in the city's private gardens.
Oct 5, 2012   Switchboard
Study suggests that light-colored roofs may reduce regional rainfall.
Oct 4, 2012   Climatewire
Cities consistently experience higher temperatures than the surrounding countryside due to the 'heat island' effect. With global warming exacerbating these effects, cities are trying to lower local contributors to urban heat.
Sep 12, 2012   NPR
With the number of days of 'extreme heat' on the rise, and dramatic increases projected, will global warming melt the Golden State?
Sep 8, 2012   Grist