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Even though several new sealcoat products claim to be coal tar free and environmentally friendly, they still contain ingredients that are harmful to human health and the environment. Due to this, the Van Buren Township of Michigan and other government agencies are ushering in new pavement regulations to ban all...

Why are cities such as Los Angeles significantly hotter than surrounding rural areas? Large cities and densely populated areas are highly developed; buildings and infrastructure have replaced what once was open land and vegetation. Due to increased human activity, energy consumption and expanding infrastructure, cities have become much hotter than...

Good morning. On sweltering summer days, dark asphalt soaks up the sun and acts like a secondary heater under our feet. That’s why Los Angeles is pushing a novel plan to cool down the city: Turn the streets a different color. The idea of “cool pavements” has been kicking around City Hall for...

By: Hal Eisner POSTED: MAY 22 2017 08:33PM PDT UPDATED: MAY 22 2017 11:06PM PDT It looks like a light color paint being spread across the street. It’s not paint, though. It is a material known as cool-pavement produced by a Dana Point company from recyclable materials. It was applied to a stretch of road in...

Pavements typically make up 30% to 45% of the land area in major cities and are known to contribute to the urban heat island (UHI) effect since they have high levels of thermal storage and a low reflection of solar radiation. Conventional paving materials can reach peak summertime temperatures of 120°–150°...

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