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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Harnessing nature’s cooling

Harnessing nature’s cooling power: US announces $1.13 billion investment in urban trees

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack of the United States presented a game-changing plan to address record-breaking heatwaves and climate change. This effort, which will receive $1.13 billion in competitive funding, aims to plant trees in metropolitan areas across all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Read More...

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This white paint reflects over 95% of sunlight to cool buildings

Have you ever noticed that it can feel hotter in a city than in a rural area? Part of this is because all the dark paved surfaces in cities absorb the sun’s rays more than trees and natural spaces, making it feel warmer. A team of researchers from Purdue University is hoping to cool down cities Read More...