Texas Heat-Mapping Project is Largest Ever

HARC in the News


By Roz Brown, Public News Service

As climate change relentlessly drives up summer temperatures, the city of Houston and Harris County will learn their hottest spots next month with aid from local residents.

A heat-mapping project is designed to help communities reshape themselves with the goal of cooling off urban environments.

Jaime González – Houston Healthy Cities program director with The Nature Conservancy in Texas – says the project, which is rolling out in partnership with Lowe’s and Shell, will identify locations where mitigation such as tree canopies and green rooftops make sense. READ MORE.

Historically in the U.S, extreme heat has been the leading cause of weather-related deaths.

Ms. Jessica Abbinett, Harris County Public Health