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To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends.
Green roofs extreme heat island management

A green roof replaces traditional black or shingled roofs with a living, breathing, heat-busting surface.

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Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. In 2013, police closed parts of the M25 highway, which encircles the city of London, England, after asphalt started to melt, according to a BBC report at the time. In 2016, a viral video showed people in the Indian state of Gujarat losing their sandals. And in 2018, the (where the southern hemisphere summer begins in December), with local outlets reporting traffic came to a crawl as the pavement started to bubble.

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