From the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife
Urban-dwelling plants around the globe typically get a head start on the growing season compared to their rural counterparts because of the urban heat island effect, the phenomenon in which cities tend to be warmer than nonurban areas due to their plethora of built surfaces — made of concrete, asphalt and more — and scarcity of vegetation.
But according to the study, published this week in Environmental Research Letters…
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