Posts Tagged: urban heat island effect

Increasing Urban Green Spaces to Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect in Richmond

Author:  Shelly Barrick Parsons

While many of us are longing for cool fall breezes and the change of seasons, forecasters have been reporting record level heat in the Richmond region. Temperatures that exceed 90 degrees fall into the “extreme heat” category. When there’s inadequate shade available, temperatures of that level can be brutal and dangerous. This summer was the hottest on record across the world, and the number of annual extreme heat days in Richmond is expected to increase over the next decade.(1) Unfortunately,

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