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Heat Islands Harm Black Neighborhoods

Heat islands are urban concentrations of buildings, concrete, and asphalt which heat up faster, higher, and longer than the surrounding forest, fields, and waters. New analysis ties the hottest areas within urban heat islands to health risks for mostly Black neighborhoods. Researchers hope that documenting and mapping those hot spots will help show how to curb the problem. Cities in North Carolina are scheduled to take part in this work. 

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