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India needs strategies to combat urban heat stress

High heat stress is making India’s cities unliveable, and it’s vital to devise ways to adapt to high urban temperatures across the country

With climate change leading to a rise in temperatures and rapid concretisation exacerbating urban heat island effect, it has become important to develop both mitigation and adaptation strategies to reduce and combat heat stress…Read More

Kolkata’s heat islands show increased intensity

A rapid loss of green cover, more vehicles on the roads and massive pressure of urbanisation are contributing to the negative change in microclimate in most cities in India

From leafy residential neighbourhoods to the heart of Kolkata’s business district, India’s eastern metropolis is showing unmistakable signs of urban heat islands…Read More