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Pavement technology could cool cities from the ground up

 

October 18, 2020



PHOENIX (AP) — Sunbathers understand the benefits of applying sunscreen, but in America's hottest big city the same concept is being tested at street level in the hope of bringing some lasting relief from the relentless Arizona sun.

A team from Arizona State University is working with the city of Phoenix on a pilot program studying the use of "cool pavement" to reduce heat island effect, a phenomenon that raises temperatures in urban areas covered by asphalt and concrete.

Heather Murphy, a Street Transportation Department spokesperson, said Phoenix is applying cool pavement coating to nin...



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