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Phoenix Goes … Turquoise?

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Phoenix has hired a company called Emerald Cool Pavements to repave some of its downtown surfaces. Which seems incredibly mundane. Until you realize that Emerald coats surfaces with a special, green-colored asphalt that reflects heat, cooling the pavement by 30 degrees. The goal is to reduce the "heat island" that sharply raises temperatures in the downtown area …

 

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