Sometimes hot growth is not a good thing: Study to explore how to cut cooling expenses

The definition of an "urban heat island" in Indianapolis would be incomplete if limited to, say, the hot air emanating from the Statehouse during the session. To Qihao Weng, an urban heat island refers to how an entire city remains up to 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside. The Indiana State University associate professor of geography has launched a study to learn just how Indianapolis' concrete jungle heats up in warm-weather months and by how much. His study funded...

 

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