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Oct. 22, 2021

Publication Date: March 2020

Author: Ember Smith, Kaylie Pattni, Caitlin Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr.

Abstract: This fact sheet explores the temperature difference between Nevada cities and their undeveloped surrounding areas using reports by the Urban Land Institute, Climate Central, National Public Radio (NPR), and various governmental organizations. We investigate what “urban heat islands” are, their effects, the correlation between heat and income, and factors that contribute to rising temperatures in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno.

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