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Grass keeps cities cool when heat goes on

Tuesday 23 Jun 20 12:00pm

SA Water Liveability Co-ordinator Alex Czura and Environmental Opportunities manager Greg Ingleton (right) install an air temperature sensor in an Adelaide park.

 

KEEPING suburban parks green year-round can lower city temperatures by up to 12 deg during summer heatwaves, researchers say.

The study, by South Australian utility SA Water, also showed coastal playgrounds and parks in Adelaide were three to five degrees cooler than those inland during hotter months.

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