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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.
Urban heat island effect; Climate change; Environmental justice; Environment; Climate; Infrastructure; Income inequality; Nevada
Environmental Policy | Growth and Development | Public Policy | Transportation | Urban Studies
Smith, E., Pattni, K., Saladino, C., Brown, W.E. (2020). The Urban Heat Island Effect in Nevada. The Data Hub at The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West. Environment Fact Sheet No. 1, 1-5.
Brown, W. E.
The Urban Heat Island Effect in Nevada.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/bmw_lincy_env/1