Here's how Phoenix is cooling down its streets as summers get hotter

Here's how Phoenix is cooling down its streets as summers get hotter

Jul 22, 2022 by Science - CBSNews.com

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  • CBS Evening News July 22, 2022 / 7:01 PM / CBS News Phoenix installs "cool pavements" to combat heat Phoenix installs "cool pavements" to combat extreme heat 02:21 Phoenix, Arizona — Phoenix is trying to beat the heat by turning its black asphalt streets gray.
  • Climate change is cranking up the heat in the nation's hottest and fifth largest city.
  • Phoenix recorded its hottest summer ever in 2020, with 50 days at or above 110 degrees and a record 28 nights when the temperature never dropped below 90 degrees.
  • "Here in Phoenix, the number of people who die from homicides every year is about on par with the number of people who die from heat," David Hondula, director of heat response and mitigation, told CBS News.

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