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Urban heat islands fire up temperatures, day and night

Clip: 08/04/2022 | 4m 19s

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When summer turns up the heat, Newark’s sidewalks, streets, parking lots and blocks of close-packed buildings — with scant shade in an almost-treeless landscape — cook up temperatures that can soar six to 10 degrees higher than suburbs just a few miles away. Greg Pope, professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University, studies these so-called “urban heat islands."

Aired: 08/04/22 | Rating: NR

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