Well, this is less gross than I thought it would be. A French town in the suburbs of Paris realized that a lot of hot water was being thrown down the drain – sewage pipes were an average of 68 degrees, which is pretty hot. So Sophie Deschiens, the Environment Councilwoman for the town of
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Cities are hotter than rural areas – between 2 and 5 degrees hotter to be precise – because a lot of the materials used in their construction absorb heat instead of reflecting it. Asphalt roads, tar roofs and other artificial surfaces that make up cities trap sunlight, heating the area around it and intensifying the
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