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Based on the article below, beautiful Southern cities like Savannah are even better for the environment, not to mention priceless Southern charm.

Cities and urbanized areas are generally hotter than the surrounding countryside. In some instances, much hotter. This discrepancy, known as the urban heat island (“UHI”) effect, occurs for a number of reasons, but it can largely be attribute to the greater presence of asphalt and concrete in urban areas. A recent study done by researchers at […]

http://sustainableatlantaga.com/2015/09/27/cities-are-hot-but-they-can-cool-down-by-promoting-a-greater-number-of-smaller-natural-spaces-and-parks/

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