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Expanding green canopy can cool neighbourhoods as heat wave danger grows, say experts

Michelle Ghoussoub



Studies carried out in Vancouver, BC, state that preserving the urban green canopy helps cool the neighbourhoods during summers. Evapotranspiration and shade add moisture to the air and help cool it. Urban planners encourage everyone from single family homeowners to communal spaces to increase the tree cover in the neighbourhoods, as there are so many added benefits like wellbeing and climate mitigation.

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