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Science Middle School

Urban Concrete Creates Heat Islands

Global warming is expected to increase summer temperatures and cities will be even hotter, as concrete and asphalt retain heat. The combination is expected to increase health risks. This public radio story looks at how the sun mixes with city pollution to create ozone that's irritating to your lungs, especially if you have breathing problems like asthma.

Earth and Space Science Human body Health Climate Change Weather and Climate

Story Length: 5:08

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 10/18/2018

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